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Job #: R-00021909
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an Aircraft Systems Engineer to support the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Candidates must possess a Secret security clearance in order to be considered.  The Aircraft Systems Engineer will be part of the Contractor Engineering and Technical Support team in support of a US Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a one-year assignment with option to renew. Assignment location may be one of seven locations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia per the Performance Work Statement.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs technical planning system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all level of total systems to include: Concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirement onto total systems solution that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirement allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirement onto hardware and software specification.
  • Review and recommend RSAF authorization of systems engineering modifications. Progress approval of improvement initiatives through external design organizations and technical authorities.
  • Evaluate and perform cost benefit analysis of improvement initiatives.
  • Investigate aircraft systems related problems affecting fleet performance and devise innovative solutions. Monitor test programs and evaluate test data to identify problems and/or to verify performance.
  • Participate in accident investigation, Evaluate and provide recommendation on major defect and aircraft incident reports.
  • Perform Studies and participate and development and implementation of programs to improve safety, reliability and maintainability.
  • Develop system testing procedure and documentation to verify performance to specification requirements. Participate in the acceptance test of aircraft and equipment.
  • Prepare staff correspondence to organizations internal and external To the RSAF.
  • Responsible to provide day to day support to RSAF Officers on matters pertaining to engineering, technical policies for all RSAF aircraft and support equipment.
  • Provide Engineering and technical support for all RSAF aircraft general maintenance assistance/technician issues.
  • Produce engineering drawings, engineering reports, test plans and Time Compliance Technical order in detail from data which will be responsible for defining and collecting.
  • Coordinate with the Field Service Representative, based at the MOB, any Engineering or maintenance issue.
  • Be the focal point for Engineering and maintenance activities.
  • Facilitate the Engineering and technical interface between the RSAF and the Contractor.
  • Provide an entry point for all technical queries and engineering replies.
  • Prepare reports, briefings. and other correspondence as required

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and twelve (12) years of directly related experience; OR BA/BS degree and fifteen (15) years of directly related experience; OR twenty (20) years of directly related experience with proper certification(s).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in senior engineering management with a thorough knowledge of engineering authority processes.
  • A working knowledge of international regulation and policy for military and civil aviation as well-as International trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Must be able to develop and integrate concept, requirements, design, prototyping, production, testing, training and logistics support in all phases of weapon system life cycle, Including all aspects of technical program that involve trade-off of performance, life-cycle cost, risk, producibility, supportability, testability and other engineering requirement in aircraft mechanical, electrical and engine disciplines.
  • Must be able to perform review of requirements and translates them onto technical specifications of equipment, software, facilities, data, and personnel; provide technical and guidance to lower level technical personnel as necessary. Experience will include technical involvement as applicable in one or more of the following: Research, design, development, production; testing, and performance of theoretical studies, analysis of system design, and recommendations to expand performance and enhance design of applicable system ..
  • Strong leadership qualities with proven interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Computer literate and an experienced user of Microsoft Office suite of Programs(Word, Excel, PowerPoint , Access, Project).
  • Knowledge of aviation quality systems, Airworthiness, airframe engineering, aircraft control systems, aircraft avionic systems, design engineering, manufacturing, project/program, management, systems engineering, test engineering and aircraft systems integration.
  • A good all around awareness of RSAF programs, Suppliers, original Equipment manufacturing (OEM) Government to government standard Agencies, international Standard Agencies and academic/research establishments.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in using Technical publications relating to work responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to administration, communication, correspondence, messages, publications, and forms management, general office management, overall organizational structure, and its interrelationship with the mission.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

About Leidos

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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