Lead Systems Engineer
Job Description LEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or related scientific field required. A Master's degree or PhD is strongly desired (advanced degrees may count for additional years of experience). EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS The position requires 15+ equivalent years of experience in systems engineering and analysis. Specific experience supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is required. o At least 5 years of experience in systems engineering for air traffic control automation systems developing requirements and specifications. o At least 5 years of experience developing technical documentation such as white papers, briefings, program requirements documents, requirements specifications, and other documentation for air traffic control systems. A Master's degree or PhD is desired and may count for additional years of experience. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Provide STARS Systems Engineering support, Functionality and Requirement Development, Implementation, Deployment, and Logistics Support. Specific duties and responsibilities may include: Systems Engineering Support o Support the planning and definition of potential changes to the STARS system during the lifecycle of the STARS Program o Develop and/or support the development of system technical documentation (eg requirements, shortfall analysis, safety assessments, investment analysis plans) for the TRACON STARS automation capabilities. Functionality and Requirements Development o Support the development of system technical documentation for requirements changes and enhancements to STARS system functionality. o Develop and provide technical support for program documentation (eg Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), STARS requirements, and Request for Proposal (RFP)) o Provide updates to the STARS System Specification Document (SSD), STARS Final Program Requirements Document (fPRD), and other program requirements documents o Prepare and provide technical review of NAS Change Proposals (NCPs) o Analyze and assess impacts of proposed requirements changes across hardware, software, and systems integration, and external interfaces o Analyze and review STARS computer networking approach/architecture and provide alternatives as needed Systems Engineering Support to Operations o Evaluate, track, and prioritize Problem Trouble Reports (PTRs) o Analyze system performance issues related to latencies, response times, and/or workloads o Identify and analyze alternatives for resolution of issues identified during system development and deployment o Support technical analysis and review of Engineering Change Proposals STARS Implementation, Deployment, and Logistics Support o Coordinate with stakeholders such as Terminal 2nd Level Engineers (TSLE), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Mission Support Services (AJV), Professional Airway System Specialists (PASS), and Technical Operations Services to facilitate planning and incorporate stakeholder Implementation, Deployment, and Logistics objectives. o Implementation Support Collaborate with the Program Control, Acquisition, and Systems Engineering groups in support of Preparing Baseline Change Requests (BCR), Updating and maintaining configuration data, Developing, updating, and maintaining program schedules, Participating in Risk, Issues, and Opportunities (RIO) process, Analysis of End of Life (EOL) for STARS systems, Acquisition planning, Reviewing proposals for approval/disapproval o Deployment Support Provide support for site design, including coordination, review, and approvals Assist with all phases of acceptance activities Prepare contract letters to direct the Prime Vendor per assigned sites Plan and coordinate on-site activities for Site Surveys, Site Implementation Planning and Reviews, Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) deliverables, Weekly telcons during project phases from site survey through decommissioning, Maintenance of data and status via KSN, and site presentations Coordinate with Prime Vendor's Project Engineer and FAA stakeholders (eg Engineering Services, Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), and Logistics) o Logistics Support Develop and maintain training plans for STARS air traffic and technical operations. Plan, coordinate, execute, and provide status of logistics activities SKILLS REQUIRED Expertise in Systems Engineering, Software Development, Implementation, Deployment, and Logistics relevant to FAA systems Extensive and detailed knowledge of FAA NAS systems and the AMS life cycle High level of proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and other MS Office and other relevant software tools. Strong analytical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Extensive experience managing client relationships. TRAVEL Must be available for occasional travel. (up to 25%) SECURITY REQUIREMENT Must be a US citizen or a legal resident for three of the past five years. Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance Company Description Cobec Consulting is an energetic and innovative management consulting company. Since its founding, Cobec has earned a reputation for hiring and retaining smart, responsive employees who are as dedicated to their clients as they are to their crafts. We employ a variety of disciplines, methods, and tools to partner with our clients, helping them to shape the future success of their organizations all at an exceptional value. With diverse backgrounds in finance, engineering, and mission critical government system acquisition, our expert team is uniquely qualified to provide high-quality analyses to our respected clients. We are located in Washington, DC.