Field Engineering Manager


Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos has an exciting opportunity to be a member of the Towed Array Intermediate Maintenance Activity (TA- IMA) team in St.Mary's GA. This site provides direct fleet support with towed acoustic systems installed on submarines and surface ships, including 24/7/365 worldwide casualty assistance (CASREP) support. Other responsibilities of the program include shipping/receiving/warehousing, government property administration, and asset tracking.


The successful candidate will be the Site Manager for the Towed Array Intermediate Maintenance Activity (TA IMA) program at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Leidos has an established site, providing direct fleet support of the towed acoustic systems installed on submarines and surface ships primarily out of Saint Mary's, GA. This includes providing 24/7/365 worldwide casualty assistance (CASREP) support as tasked. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, coordination and execution of day-to-day site operations, including the coordination of the shipping & receipt, testing/troubleshooting, repair, and waterfront support of towed array evolutions (installation, removal, and testing) of submarine and surface ship towed sonar systems. They must ensure that all site equipment is regularly maintained and fully serviceable. The candidate will operate the facility in compliance with applicable NAVOSH regulations. They must establish and maintain an accurate inventory of Government-owned property held on site in accordance with program instructions and manage property control in accordance with the FAR. He or she must be able to effectively build relationships and communicate with various US Navy, DOD civilians, and DOD support contractors. The expectation is that the candidate will be a "working manager"; as such, required with in twelve months of hire, complete standard program technical qualifications on the towed arrays and associated shipboard handling systems most frequently supported by the site up to and including the Pier-side Supervisor level. Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions. They will be responsible for the training, qualification plans and performance status of site personnel as well as expected to travel as needed to attend meetings and/or to provide technical support services. Candidate offer will include a contingency of acceptance by the government of their resume/credentials as satisfactory for inclusion as key personnel.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years experience or Masters Degree with 3 or more years experience. The required years of experience is in operating, troubleshooting, and repair of US Navy submarine and surface ship towed arrays and their associated handling systems and experience with of the following equipment: AN/BQQ-5, AN/BQQ-6, AN/BQQ-10, SQQ-89, OK-410, OK-276, OA9070 Series, or OK-542. Additional years of directly related experience to this position can offset the degree requirements.
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Experience with US Navy organization, communications and logistics processes.
  • Experience with interpreting and executing DOD contract documents and statement of work.
  • Practical experience in the use of Microsoft Office products (2010/2013).
  • Must have a US Passport.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior US military leadership experience at the senior NCO level.
  • Prior military experience with direct operational and technical experience with towed sonar systems.

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