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The Defense Group at Leidos QRC Airborne ISR Systems Division has an opening for a Systems Engineering Manager to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission, we provide aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms for today’s warfighter.
THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)
Manages systems engineering staff and associated tasking (currently less than 5 people)
Advocates on behalf of team members and provides mentorship to employees
Ensures proper resource allocation of team for multiple concurrent projects with competing deadlines
Performs predictive staffing analysis and performance tracking
Assures that relevant processes meet quality and safety compliance guidelines
Collaborates with other team leaders, managers, and departments
Communicates technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, including customers, subcontractors, vendors, and leadership
Supports proposal development by contributing to the technical solution and providing labor estimates
Contribute to, review, and approve the work developed by the systems engineering staff, which includes but is not limited to:
Document, decompose, and derive requirements along with verification and validation (V&V) methods (including performance metrics) to ensure system performance and safety is achieved throughout the entire project lifecycle, from conception to decommission.
Work with functional teams (e.g. Chief Engineers, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integration Technicians, Pilots, Mission Operators/Analysts, etc.) to develop and manage system architecture based on the defined requirements and V&V methods, including performing trade studies and technical assessments.
Perform and manage defined V&V methodology throughout the project, by hosting/attending technical reviews (e.g. System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, etc.), reviewing technical documents (e.g. drawings, plans, reports, etc.), and managing the technical data package along with Project Engineering/Management staff for completeness/cohesiveness using Requirements Verification Traceability (RVTM) methodologies.
Manage technical engineering risks and mitigations via a Hazard Tracking System (HTS) based on industry and applicable certification standards, primarily related to airworthiness and flight safety.
Collaborate with Project Engineering/Management staff in regards to schedule, budget, resource, and configuration management.
Support continual improvement of engineering processes, including the management of process metrics and support in quality audits.
Perform and/or facilitate aircraft-level and system-level performance analyses and simulations.
Compile and present engineering safety analysis and artifacts via Safety of Flight Review Boards.
WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)
Bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g. Aerospace, Mechanical, etc.) and eight (8) years of relevant experience; additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree
At least five (5+) years of experience contributing to and participating in product design/development evolutions, including review milestones (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
Organizational, planning, and documentation skills
Leadership, teambuilding, and mentoring skills
Effective communication & interpersonal skills with ability to present data and explain results to leadership, subordinates & peers
Experience with all phases of the engineering development lifecycle
Aerospace background with a technical understanding of or experience in:
Aerodynamic principles and analyses
Mechanical design, analyses, and test (including static, dynamic, and fatigue principles)
Electrical design, analyses, and test (including electrical power and EMI/EMC principles)
Aircraft weight and balance
Airworthiness certification (both civil and military)
Manufacturing and integration principles (e.g. composite, sheet metal, and machined parts)
Safety analyses and risk management (IAW MIL-STD-882E)
Ground and flight testing
Failure Modes, Effects, and Critically Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Quality management (of both products and processes)
Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Aircraft and system-level performance analysis and simulation
Relevant certifications, such as INCOSE, PMP, or Six Sigma certifications
Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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