Space & Launch Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Support Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for an experienced engineer familiar with Space systems acquisitions to provide direct support for a major program Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR). The qualified candidate may have prior experience as a COTR for the acquisition of a major space system (highly desired). The contract procures six satellite vehicles and all associated ground control equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary support, as required, to the program COTR.
  • Analyze performance, cost and schedule metrics -- review for accuracy, reasonableness and achievability.
  • Assist the COTR in identifying, tracking, evaluating and mitigating program technical, financial and schedule risks.
  • Participate in the contractor risk management process.
  • Establish and/or maintain processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.
  • Establish and maintain processes to track and report progress on the review and approval of contractor submitted Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) items.
  • Establish and maintain Government Estimate at Complete (GEAC) inputs.
  • Collect, evaluate, edit and organize award fee inputs from all sources for review and action by the COTR.
  • Work closely with the prime contractor and subcontractors to help ensure that program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel.
  • Perform technical evaluations of contractor Engineering Change Proposals and document draft negotiating positions for COTR approval.
  • Attend SPO meetings as appropriate at the request of the COTR.
  • Provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR on all aspects of program status.
  • Other duties as specified by the COTR Desired Attributes.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is desired
  • Basic understanding of SIGINT satellite systems and architectures
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government contractor team environment
  • Experience in NRO acquisition and program management processes
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Measurement processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Past COTR certification or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated sustained superior performance
  • Availability to travel domestically

Required Clearances:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph