Engineering Lead


Job Description
BAE Systems is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead our Engineering team. This position will be located in Wallops Island, VA at the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC). The SCSC is located on a barrier island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and is a tenant of the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. SCSC provides live combat systems suites with platform specific radars and sensors and supports the following functions: combat system lifetime support engineering, platform certification, operational and technical evaluation, combat system training, interoperability testing and participates in at-sea exercises. SCSC provides a high-fidelity representative combat system of every ship in the AEGIS, Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) fleet today and those planned in the future.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and oversight for the Navy's AEGIS and SSDS programs in multiple warfare areas using system engineering disciplines. Duties and responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
  • Manages the planning, and manpower estimating for new AEGIS and SSDS baseline integrations and other projects
  • Responsible for ensuring the conversion of customer or product requirements into a total solution that includes technical, schedule, risk and cost
  • Lead the engineering team responsible for installation of SSDS Combat System upgrades and activations
  • Participate and lead design reviews
  • Monitor activation budgets and participate in the development of project ROMs and associated material and labor estimates


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Minimum education and years of related work experience required: Bachelor's Degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific or technical discipline and seven (7) years of demonstrated experience managing large projects including the ability to plan, develop schedules, organize and coordinate team members to accomplish assigned tasks.

Security clearance requirement: Active DoD Secret security clearance is highly desired however candidates who are eligible to obtain and then maintain a DoD Secret security clearance may be considered (U.S. Citizenship required). If selected candidate does not have an active Secret clearance, he/she will receive a contingent offer and a delayed start date until an interim clearance is granted.



Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Highly desired, but not required:
Ability to read and comprehend production drawings
Ability to read and comprehend military specifications for electrical and optical cable, connectors and backshells, and system design, integration and integrity testing
Experience as an installation engineer in ship repair facilities or equivalent industrial environments
Experience with equipment engineering change installation (Field Changes, Engineering Changes, ORDALTs, SHIPALTs, Field Modification Bulletins)
Prior shipboard operational experience with AEGIS or SSDS combat systems
Engineering activation design experience with AEGIS or SSDS combat systems

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.