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Chief Engineer

Job ID: 219147
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for a Chief Engineer (CE) to lead process integrity, scope execution and architecture modernization across all disciplines to deliver engineering, development, integration and sustainment of numerous state-of-the-art satellite ground systems. SAIC reports to the Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems & Development Directorate (SMC/AD). We operate and sustain legacy networks and architect the evolution towards a modern, flexible, standardized ground system. The CE works side by side with SMC/AD personnel to address threat environments for National Security Space (NSS) customers. The CE will assess and on-board critical technologies as part of defense industrial base management for NSS. The CE will assess cross-domain architectures to analyze and incorporate modernization strategies. The CE will deliver high-quality decision support products to SMC/AD, supporting the space acquisition enterprise.
 
Primary duties include:  
  • Manage process integrity, critical skills and assured mission success within risk exposure levels established between SAIC and SMC/AD
  • Advocate for a balanced delivery approach (technical, cost, schedule, risk) within program, stakeholder and Customer communities ensuring collaboration across government, SETA, FFRDC and SAIC personnel
  • Ensure resolution of critical technical issues across program/project and product lifecycles
  • Lead, communicate and coordinate critical technical events, accomplishments and issues to facilitate appropriate engineering, IRT and subject matter expert engagement
  • Serve as the primary program interface for charter and approval of technical reviews across the program to and from the customer communities and facilitate integration across same
  • Ensure architecture and design upgrades address commonality, best use of resources and continuous process improvement to remove cost, preserve compliance, generate and adhere to best practices and achieve best value to the corporation and the acquisition customer
  • Apply engineering standards ensuring compliance with customer and industry requirements as tailored by agreements with SMC/AD
  • Assist Customer to demonstrate compliance with technical standards, effective engineering processes, mission assurance, design assurance, parts-processes-materials programs, quality, audit and internal integration, test and verification activities

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited program with a minimum of 18 years for related experience.  Minimum of 12 plus years of systems engineering experience with satellite flight, ground systems and/or ground support equipment.
  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI within six months
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing a team of engineering and operational staff
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience implementing and managing systems engineering processes on large DOD programs greater than $100M
  • Experience and knowledge of Government contracts, subcontracts, interdivisional work agreements, finance and business operations methods, and technique
  • Experience managing and overseeing the development of engineering documentation and procedures including Configuration Management and Risk Management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage key personnel, integrate systems engineering scope and engage administrative personnel to achieve contract and corporate objectives while ensuring adherence to SAIC and Government directives, policies, regulations, laws and the contract
 
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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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