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Job #: R-00012146
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Requisition:

Project Engineer

Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

As part of our company mission, we're dedicated to making the world a safer place. That starts with helping our customers in the Defense industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores -- our dedicated Defense Group scientists and engineers are solving critical challenges across the globe. Defense capabilities including enterprise and mission IT, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, operations support, logistics, and training serve a diverse set of customers including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

It is a great time to join the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Mission Equipment Package (MEP) Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) Division of the Defense Group and help us achieve our mission. We have a dynamic opportunity for a Project Engineer located at our Huntsville, AL facility. In this role, you will support a full spectrum of engineering activities for our UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) engineering programs.

As the Project Engineer, you will support the Gray Eagle program and the Gray Eagle Modeling, Navigation and Integration (GEMNI) program, and will lead the cross-functional activities of the engineering team.

Primary Responsibilities

-Act as a technical expert to ensure successful project engineering for all facets of the US Army RQ-7Bv2 Shadow and US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle programs

-Responsible for technical execution of Mobile Data Archival and Retrieval- Tactical (MDAR-T), RQ-7B Shadow and US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Vision Based Navigation (VBN) efforts

-Perform top level design tasks using systems engineering methodology to derive requirements and systems impacts

-Manage systems engineering team in the creation of systems engineering document trees

-Plan and lead integration, troubleshooting, testing, and documentation of UAS engineering tasks

-Manage the development of low/high-level design artifacts into functional systems design

-Develop test plans aimed to ensure customer driven requirements are met

-Create and maintain engineering documentation and diagrams

-Contribute to the development of new, and expansion of existing business opportunities

-Support developing proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, and specifications required to support contracts

-Coordinate and communicate with the United States Army stakeholders, end users, internal/external customers, and leadership

-Utilize standard engineering methodologies, processes and tools to provide solutions for design, integration and test preparation, systems assessment and deployment, risk assessment, mitigation planning, etc.

-Collaborate with Government personnel and subcontractors to plan and review deliverables

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

-Requires a Bachelors degree in Engineering and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

-Active DoD Secret clearance

-Extensive U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) engineering experience to provide technical oversight and problem solving for programs

-Experience leading IPTs (Integrated Product teams) or smaller task teams

-Experience coordinating with hardware and software vendors for successful systems integration and testing

-Experience in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system integration activities

-Experience developing project engineering requirements

-25% CONUS travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

-2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects

-Master’s Degree

-Proposals development and capture management experience

-Extensive knowledge and understanding of multiple engineering disciplines (Integration, Software, Aero, Avionics, etc.)

-Report and/or technical writing skills

-Experience developing Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for new opportunities

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Systems Engineering




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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