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Engineer - Submarine Technical Support

Company: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. As we enter our 50th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best! Our pledge to you is stability, opportunity, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission.SPA provides multiple organizations within the Department of Defense with timely and objective assessments and recommendations that integrate technical, operational, programmatic, policy and business analysis. We focus on key clients in the undersea community including Navy s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), and NAVSEA program managers for submarine programs. We work to provide integrated solutions based on information and communications throughout the chain of command to ensure clear and consistent analysis and recommendations that are aligned to strategic and leadership goals while still being executable by the working level technical communities.SPA has an immediate need for a Engineer located in Washington DC (Navy Yard with potential for light telework). For this position, SPA is a teammate on the Team Submarine support contract under the new SHAPM award. Team Submarine unifies submarine platform procurement activities and includes the Columbia-class SSBN program, a Major Defense Acquisition Program and the Navy s top acquisition priority, the Virginia-class SSN program, and the new SSN-X program, developing the next generation attack submarine, bringing improved capabilities to the undersea forces. Engineers supporting Team Submarine would continue SPA s decades of support to the SSBN force or assist in developing the design requirements for the SSN of the future. These are high-profile, major acquisition programs of significant importance to the future capabilities of the US Navy in an era of renewed strategic competition. Responsibilities:The Engineer will provide program and systems engineering support to the Virginia class submarine. The candidate will coordinate adjudication of commitments with technical authorities, serve as liaison on technical issues overlapping with the purview of technical authorities outside the Virginia program and assist in the tracking of technical liabilities in the program. This work may include technical research, development of mitigations to production challenges, and oversight of shipbuilder activities and progress. Also, the Engineer can expect to brief senior leaders on program progress, being able to translate complex technical problems into executive-ready briefs. Travel to vendor sites for meetings and reviews is possible.Qualifications:Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline or completion of Naval Nuclear Propulsion TrainingCurrent DoD security clearance - minimum Secret, with the ability to maintain it throughout employment.3+ years experience in engineering or engineering managementExperience with adjudication and resolution of technical issuesProficient in using Microsoft Excel to analyze and represent data for engineering or project management efforts.Proficient in using Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint, to communicate to decision makers.Additional Qualifications Desired, but not required:Experience working on submarine or undersea related programs.Experience with Defense Acquisition System DoD 5000 series and Navy or DoD program planning.Experience with and knowledgeable of the Navy requirements and program office organizations and processes.

Keywords: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., Washington DC , Engineer - Submarine Technical Support, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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