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Launch Systems Engineer, Chief

Job ID: 215804
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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HEAR FROM SAIC CHIEF SYSTEMS ENGINEER

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.



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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