Engineering and Design Manager

Huntsville, AL
Dec 15, 2016
Jun 05, 2017
Full Time

Engineering and Design Manager

Reports to PM

Can be located in Huntsville, AL, OR, Vicksburg, MS OR Hillsboro, OREGON

Direct Position

Up to 50% travel



The Engineering and Design Manager plans and directs the activities of a group of engineers developing complex engineering projects. S/he must be able to provide technical guidance and leadership to subordinate engineers. The Engineering and Design Manager develops and conducts work programs in accordance with company's policies, priorities and budget constraints, manages and/or develops budgets to support operations as well as equipment and material purchases. Provides technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required.

The Engineering and Design Manager must have a broad knowledge of IT Systems engineering. This position will be responsible for evaluating initial requirements and identifying collections of systems that can satisfy those requirements and it must be done with sufficient rigor that Operation and System Viewpoints, as well as graphs and charts and business case investigation, clearly show a cost or technological benefit to a desired strategy. Evaluation will span a wide variety of system capacity tools and outputs, as well as consideration of soft-requirements such space, power, cooling, etc. Designs will also take into consideration cultural and business risk coming from a DoD/Army Information Assurance environment. Prepared analysis and design will be ready for briefing to change-management and executive-level leadership. This position has substantial input into compliance to Army Datacenter Consolidation Plan, to include data resulting from FCA/PCA activities against the Server Infrastructure.



Work is performed without appreciable direction. Determines organizational objectives, and interprets company policies. Completed work is reviewed, from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results.


Establishes organizational policies in a major segment of the company. Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to companywide policies.


Generally accomplishes results through lower management levels. Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships, subject to top management approval. Often responsible for managing a major segment of the company.


Responsible for the successful operation of activities of major significance to the organization. Rarely becomes involved in daily operational activities. Is more concerned to see that overall budgets, schedules, and performance standards are realistically set and attained.

Decisions would affect the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the company. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would result in failure to achieve major goals and objectives of the organization.

Represents the organizational unit as prime internal and external contact on contracts or operations. Conducts briefings and technical meetings for top management and customer representatives. Interacts with equivalent-level managers concerning matters of significance to the company.

Responsible for direct management of cost, schedule, data and proposal activity. Selects individuals most qualified to lead efforts. Advises lower level managers so they can plan, schedule, and administer program tasks, budgets, and schedules. Track program against schedule, budget and milestone objectives. Develop and implement recovery plans. Develops master schedules, project planning, tasking, and execution. Lead efforts to improve quality or on-time delivery processes. Provide regular status reports to customers and senior management. Conducts research and works with appropriate departments to prepare bid analysis, reports, schedules, and quotes. Responsible for business development initiatives to include profit and loss. Mentors lower level colleagues. Responsible for the training and development of Design Engineering Department Staff. Responsible for the development, maintenance and improvement of Design Engineering processes.

Has an understanding of DoD business transformation and processes, DoD organizational structure, experience in developing briefings and responses to GAO, OMB, and executives within the department, and coordinated and developed BEA Compliance Guidance criteria and various BEA evolution strategies. Possesses knowledge of the DoDAF, the DoD Net-Centric and Data Strategies, the DoD Information Assurance Guidance and the DoD Federation Strategy.


Personal Computer, AutoCAD, design software, office equipment (phone, fax, printer, copier), Blackberry or Smartphone


Work is generally conducted in an office environment and at project work areas.

Travel required (up to 50%).


Work may require stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical dangers, must be able to lift 25lbs.


Education/Certifications: One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, information technology, systems engineering or a closely-related field.

Masters Degree preferred.

Must be a U.S. citizen with a SECRET clearance.


This position requires DoDI 8570.01-M IASAE Level I certification and corresponding Computing Environment certification. Must have at least one of the following: Federal Enterprise Architect (FEA) Certified Enterprise Architect (FCEA); (Certified IT Architect) CITA-F, CITA-A, CITA-S, CITA-P; Open Group Certified Architect; SOA Certified Architect; MCITP Server Administrator: Windows Server 2008, MCITP Enterprise Administrator: Windows Server 2008, MCITP Virtualization Administrator Windows Server 2008 R2, MCSE Desktop Infrastructure 2012, MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012, MCSE Private Cloud 2012, VCAP 4, VCAP 5. CISSP certification, a plus.


10+ years of technical program related experience in a government contracting environment and an advanced degree in engineering, science or related technical field. Comprehensive specialized experience in the management and oversight of technical over-arching inter-disciplinary project teams and programs which includes seven years management experience of various specialty areas.


Must possess excellent computer, interpersonal, personnel management, and oral and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate and articulate thoughts and ideas to all levels of employees. Strong collaborative skills and experience to bring together diverse views. Excellent listening, oral and written communication/presentation skills with a strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various fields and functional levels. A proven track record in leading multiple teams in cross-coordination with other operational directorates to successfully complete IT-based projects and contractual core services. Self-motivation and initiative, with an ability to adapt to the needs of a larger team and strong negotiation and presentation skills are required.