Project Engineer/Sr. Project Engineer - Modeling and Simulation

The Aerospace Corporation
Springfield, VA
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.The National Systems Group serves as the technical advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch. The National Geospatial Programs subdivision (NGP) serves as the technical and programmatic advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) Agency (NGA) and other mission partners involved in the end-to-end GEOINT mission. We are looking for a Project Engineer/Sr. Project Engineer to contribute to Aerospace's modeling and simulation in support of NGA Enterprise, Futures and Readiness.What You'll Be Doing Assisting and advising the development of systems engineering expertise, mission readiness, enterprise integration and analytic capability Shepherding multi-disciplinary teams to develop solutions and drive delivery of GEOINT data to the user communityDelivering independent and objective advice on NGA future architecturesIdentifying, tasking and tracking resources in support of multiple government customer divisionsIdentifying and developing opportunities for Aerospace to insert innovative solutions to user needsMaintaining a working knowledge of both current and future GEOINT acquisitions, including relevant advanced technology developments, tracking, and reporting Aerospace contributions to both the customer and Aerospace managementThis position requires co-location at a Government site in Springfield, VA. Local travel in the Washington DC area and occasional domestic travel to meetings and workshops will be required.What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for the Project Engineer role:Bachelor's degree in science, engineering or related technical disciplineA minimum of 8 years of progressively more responsible experience Knowledge of GIS Systems, systems engineering and technical assessmentsUnderstanding of GEOINT architectures, GEOINT analyticsThis position requires a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. US citizenship is required to obtain a security clearanceIn addition to the above, the following are the minimum requirements for the Senior Project Engineer roleA minimum of 12 years of progressively more responsible experienceExperience with GIS Systems, systems engineering and technical assessmentsStrong understanding of GEOINT architectures and GEOINT analyticsFamiliarity with IC program management, budget programming, requirements, and acquisition processesHow You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:Advanced degree in engineering or an appropriate technical disciplineDemonstrated experience in planning or conducting Architecture-level trade-studiesExperience with both DoD and IC mission readiness processesAbility to organize and assemble teams from Aerospace Engineering Matrix organization and other program offices in response to customer requirements.In-depth knowledge of GIS systems including GEOINT data and ground systemsExperience with National Security collection capabilities and programs for both current and future overhead architecturesProgram Office experience working directly with contractors and government customers.Experience working within the intelligence community and advising senior officials.Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:Comprehensive health care and wellness plansPaid holidays, sick time, and vacationStandard and alternate work schedules, including telework options401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hireFlexible spending accountsVariable pay program for exceptional contributionsRelocation assistanceProfessional growth and development programs to help advance your careerEducation assistance programsAn inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respectWe are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 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