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Sr. Acquisition Systems Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:


SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Systems Engineer to join the National Security and Space Sector (NSS) in our Chantilly, VA office. NSS provides specialized engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. Our program supports the research and development of the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.

NSS has an opening for an Acquisition Systems Engineer to work closely with a diverse team of engineers and scientist developing and implementing the future ground-based architecture. This position provides Project Management and Acquisition Engineering to an organization supporting the research and development of revolutionary ground-based systems. This position supports the development and execution of program activities acquiring cutting edge capabilities and prototypes.

Unique Duties:

* Perform Project Management duties and responsibilities as directed/advised by the Senior Acquisition Officer (position will consist of 50-75% PM work)

* Assist and Mentor COTRs, recommending and managing COTR training; Leading acquisition activities; Open to non-traditional contracting methods and Disruptive Acquisitions

* Work with government technical and contracts staff developing acquisition strategies and acquisition documentation enabling program development and implementation

* Provide a depth of understanding to coach and guide government technical and contracts staff through the Acquisition R&D Process

* Work with government technical and contracts staff developing program acquisition packages

* Support the review, vetting, and approval of acquisition documents such as an sole source justification, CDRLs, and Statement of Work (SOW)

* Draft contractual documents for government contracts officer review and signature

* Provide acquisition advisory services during technical and cost evaluations of proposals

Common Duties:

* Work with technical staff documenting technical and programmatic requirements

* Enter funding information into customer's financial tools

* Develop acquisition packages in accordance with government acquisition checklists

* Draft common acquisition artifacts such as statements of work, Contract Data Requirements Lists, In Scope Determinations, and proposal evaluation criteria

* Provide acquisition advisory services during technical and cost evaluations of proposals

* Effectively work with development teams to track technical progress, identify blockers to progress, and assess technical solutions

* Support Agile SAFe program development processes and activities


* Active TS/SCI with Poly

* Bachelor's degree and 14 years related experience or Master's degree and 12 years related experience

* Strong acquisition support experience of 5+ years (NRO experience preferred)

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and environment

* Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional team

* Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and communications skills

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Keywords: SAIC, Chantilly , Sr. Acquisition Systems Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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