ECP Acquisition and Development Systems Engineer (Journeyman – Senior) Government

Acquisition and Development Systems Engineer supports government customer to provide project management and system engineering support for the Energetic Charged Particle (ECP) Hazard Assessment System (HAS) project. ECP HAS focuses on the ability to assess the ECP environment and assist the operator with anomaly cause determination, support space hazard assessment and situational awareness.


  • Be familiar with analyzing requirements and integrating those requirements into draft versions of acquisition documents for Government review and approval. The types of acquisition documents will include but not be limited to: market research, statements of work, statements of objectives, PWSs, acquisition strategy plans, acquisition strategy concepts, early strategy and issues sessions, acquisition strategy documents, contract data requirements lists, data rights attachments, and request for proposal (RFP) sections L&M (instructions to offerors and evaluation criteria).
  • Should possess recent experience developing and managing Requests for Proposals and Delivery Order (DO) studies processes and experience identifying risks, opportunities, and mitigation plans.
  • Will assist the Government with analyzing and managing a library of downward directed acquisition legislation, directives, and letters, including the System Engineering technical processes and Systems Engineering Technical Management processes, understanding the current Government and industry specifications, and tailoring those guidance elements to processes appropriate for ADSD.

Other responsibilities for this role include:
  • The develop acquisition strategies to support key Development Planning and other high priority AD activities
  • Support development planning, concept engineering, and technology demonstrations to ensure risk reduction
  • Assist the government in creating acquisition materials enabling Request For Information execution
  • Establish an interface between cost, schedule, budget, and technical performance
  • Improve communications between the acquisition organization and program functional areas
  • Assist the government in driving ideas and technologies through Milestone-B, where applicable
  • Provide advisory services to SMC/AD
  • Work closely with Program Control, Contracting, the SMC Acquisition Center of Excellence (SMC/PID) and other SMC functional staffs
  • Perform tasks across enterprise level down to the Integrated Product Team (IPT) level, as required to assist ADSD with ensuring transparency and synchronization of all ADSD's programs.
  • Support specific programmatic efforts as well as enterprise level planning for ADSD
  • Attend customer working groups to develop requirements, constraints and implementation
  • Sit in customer location during core business hours (8 am- 4 pm)
  • Prepare draft briefings, reports, trip reports, or papers as appropriate to document meeting results or discussions
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings as required
  • Provide meeting minutes, notes, lessons-learned, action-item tracking and reporting for all technical meetings within two (2) working days after the event

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:
  • 10 - 15 years' experience in Program/Project Management working Air Force Space Systems
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher; Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) or Defense Acquisition University certification or equivalent
  • Ability to interpret and apply DoD policies to program plans and objectives
  • Education or training in project management with at least some coursework in meeting cost, schedule, and performance requirements for IT.

Required Clearance:
Must have a current SECRET clearance is MANDATORY

Desired Experience:
Development of traditional and streamlined acquisition strategies for defense or intelligence community system acquisition programs. Planning contracting activities for an agile software development project. Hands on experience with configuration and deployment of software systems

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