Mechanical Engineer IV

DCS Corp
Fort Belvoir, VA
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Essential Functions

Serves as mechanical engineer supporting PEO Soldier.

Conducts research, development and engineering analyses, design, experimental/hardware development and system integration in one or more of a wide range of individual soldier related technical areas.

Application of professional knowledge of physical and/or engineering sciences, project management and system/component testing.

Knowledge in control systems, materials technology, alternative power technologies, thermodynamics of heat transfer and air flow analysis, laboratory and field testing/experimental methods, system of systems integration and analysis, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and integrated product and process development.

Serves as subject matter expert for all technical aspects of assigned program.

Performs top level design, development, integration, testing, installation, and troubleshooting.

Translates military operational and mission requirements (ground, sea, air, and space) into practical system concepts and performance specifications.

Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes.

Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs.

Evaluates design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, bringing in additional technical expertise as needed.

Reviews test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.

Reviews and evaluates system performance against specification requirements, monitors and assesses field performance, and assesses risk of meeting user and specification requirements.

Initiates engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations as required, and conduct physical and functional configuration audits.

Reviews program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content.

Required Skills

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

MS Mechanical Engineering and 12 years relevant experience.

Must have DoD Secret clearance.

Must have the breadth of experience and knowledge, and recognition in the Engineering community, to lead engineering efforts on assigned programs, and work independently with minimal oversight from the Government Lead.

Serve as consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on Engineering matters.

Evaluate technologies used on past programs, and establish new and innovative engineering strategies.

Identify issues and brief PM on possible courses of action and their impact.

Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level III SPRDE certification.