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Launch Systems Engineer, Chief

Job ID: 215804
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 8, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Launch Project Engineer/Manager to support and drive execution of launch integration as a member of the Horizon Program that assists the US Space Force under the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Special Programs Directorate (SMC/SP).

  

Responsibilities include: provide expert technical and program management support to USG satellite SPO managing engineering and launch integration effort and prime contractors, with SMC Launch Enterprise and launch service providers; interface with USG Launch Range elements and establish support agreements that meet satellite SPO and prime contractor requirements; collaborate with mission partners and negotiate agreements for shared responsibilities; define readiness process and plan for space segment for launch; ensure prepared for and successfully execute launch site payload processing and ultimately launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties include: propose strategy and generate contractor statements of work for Early Interface Studies with Launch Service Providers, change proposals, and final Launch Integration; evaluate and negotiate contractor proposals for Launch integration engineering and processing; facilitate negotiation of space vehicle to launch vehicle interface requirements in the best interest of the SV SPO; manage technical and programmatic risk associated with launch integration; evaluate contractor performance and provide assessment to SPO

 

Technical and Management capabilities: knowledgeable in all types of satellite-launch interface requirements and technology, setting of requirements, ICD documentation, and associated verification approaches; possess understanding of satellite integration and test procedures and processes, launch site satellite processing, joint launch operations, Day-of-Launch preparation and execution; versed in standard launch interface requirements, range requirements, safety requirements; familiar with statements of work and their structure, basic contract types and incentives, Government contracting; experienced developing program plans and controls; familiar with scheduling and earned value metrics

   

 

 

Qualifications

  • BS Degree and minimum of 18 years related experience in systems engineering and requirements management.  A Master's Degree requires 16+ years and a PhD requires 9+ years of related experience
  • Experience must also include satellite integration and test and processing
  • Requires basic understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance and processing
  • Experience working in USG SPO with other support contractors
  • Must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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