Acquisition Support Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-13
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chantilly
Virginia
20151
United States

Description

The Advanced Plans Acquisition Support Engineer requires a detailed understanding of government satellite systems acquisitions.  The position requires an ability to assist the customer with defining technical spacecraft and ground systems requirements, defining a coherent acquisition strategy, and initiating major contracts with industry partners.  The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft acquisition documentation to include acquisition plan, fee plan/milestone payment plan, statement of work, contract data requirements list, and other documentation required for a competitive source selection.
  • Monitor performance requirements and identify disconnects with Request for Proposal (RFP) intent and available budget.
  • Support processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.
  •  Identify critical program milestones and match them with appropriate contract requirements.
  • Develop artifacts and briefings in support of critical oversight reviews to include National Acquisition Board (NAB), Acquisition Strategy Councils (ASC), Contract Review Panels (CRP), and Quarterly Program Reviews (QPR). 
  • Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel.
  • Liaise with mission analysis and technical requirements teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition.
  • Coordinate with other acquisition offices to ensure “end to end” acquisitions that reflect sound systems engineering practices.
  • Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager. 

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Qualifications

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering discipline
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies
  • Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills
  • Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and BOE’s
  • Ability to travel domestically

DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced Engineering degree (MS or PhD)
  • Previous experience in the program office
  • Insight into mission utility of program office systems and interfaces to external components