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Acquisition Support Engineer

Job ID: 215448
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an Acquisition Support Engineer to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, VA.  This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly.

Space and  Launch  Division (S&L) provides technical and programmatic support to coordinate and execute program office acquisition,  payload engineering, vehicle engineering, adjunct payload accommodation, and integration, test and launch functions for spacecraft and adjunct payloads.  The Division includes the COTRs for two collection segment acquisition contracts each valued at over $10 billion.

S&L Division requires an experienced engineer familiar with Space systems acquisitions to provide direct support for a major program Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR).   The contract procures satellite vehicles and all associated ground control equipment.   Prior experience as a COTR for the acquisition of a  major space system  is desired. Candidate should  possess a  broad acquisition experience in contract management and associated aspects to include managing the award fee comment collection and review process to include review boards, CDRL requirements generation & review, programming & budgeting, earned value assessment, proposal evaluation, government furnished  equipment/information tracking & updates, and facilitating monthly program management reviews & associated executive side sessions.    Prior spacecraft or associated ground segment development, production, integration or test experience is highly desired as is previous experience working in the NRO.  The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

•   Provide primary support, as required, to the program COTR

•     Analyze performance, cost and schedule metrics -review for accuracy, reasonableness and achievability

•      Assist the COTR in  identifying, tracking, evaluating and mitigating program technical, financial and schedule risks -assist COTR in  managing program office Risk Management Board submissions/actions and participate in the contractor risk management Process

•      Establish and/or maintain  processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions

•     Establish and maintain processes to track and report progress on the review and approval of contractor submitted Contract Data Requirements List items

•      Establish  and maintain Government Estimate at Complete (GEAC) inputs

•     Collect, evaluate, edit and organize award fee inputs from all sources for review and action by the COTR

•     Assist the COTR in working closely with the prime contractor and subcontractors to ensure program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements

•      Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel

•     Evaluate contractor Engineering change proposals,
prepare and document draft Technical  Evaluations and negotiating positions for COTR approval

•      Provide formal and informal feedbacktothe COTR on all aspects of program status

•     Other duties as specified by the COTR
 

 

 

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience. 

•    Degree in engineering discipline highly desired

•   Education and experience with spacecraft payload design, manufacture, or test

•    Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures

•    Excellent interpersonal,  leadership, team  building and problem solving skills with  a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment

•    Experience in  DOD/lc acquisition and  program management processes

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills

•    Demonstrated sustained superior performance

•   Available to travel domestically
 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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