Chief Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Chief Engineer

Location VA - Chantilly

Req # 5722

Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR is seeking a highly motivated Chief System Engineer to support the NRO’s SIGINT Directorate. The SIGINT Directorate is looking to address future intelligence collection challenges with innovative solutions. The successful candidate understands the mission needs to overcome development and operations limitations of current systems and can guide revolutionary change in how the NRO conducts its mission.

Duties :

The Contractor Chief System Engineer (CSE) shall implement, maintain, and monitor VSPO-wide engineering, verification, and testing processes, engineering and technical interactions with external directorates and agencies, and support the independent engineering reviews of non-VSPO programs.

The Contractor shall support and participate in design reviews, trade studies, TEMs, PMRs, shoulder-to-shoulder discussions, architecture reviews, and readiness and programmatic activities in support of VSPO and enterprise program milestones; system reviews, management reviews, working group meetings, Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, configuration management boards, and engineering review boards, as required to support VSPO and enterprise programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have technical and analytic capabilities in systems engineering focused on baseline control.
  • BS degree.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with space systems acquisition and / or sustainment.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter who can partner with multiple teammates.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline or systems engineering.
  • 5-10 years’ experience with space systems acquisition and /or sustainment.
  • Understanding of acquisition and operations technology best practices.
  • Exposure to the system design trade process, assessing system design options, analyzing mission requirements, monitoring vehicle development, test development / execution, and tracking requirement verification.
  • Specific knowledge of the NRO space and ground systems and processes.

Required Clearance: TS/SCI + poly

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.