Chief Engineer - Holston Capacity Expansion

BAE Systems is hiring a Chief Engineer to lead design and construction programs to increase chemical production capacity at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN.

The Technical Engineering Lead:

o Leads the modernization programs in support of additional manufacturing capacity through plant modernization design, development and construction programs.

o Leads the technical project team in the application of BAE Life Cycle Management processes and methods used in the design, development and commissioning. Guides and develops the requirements, processing methods, equipment and engineering tasking for design, development, and commissioning.


o Technically lead the engineering staff assigned to the specific Modernization programs in the design, development and commissioning activities. Responsible for overall technical viability to requirements as well as successful completion of engineering tasks on the assigned projects.

o Create the technical development plan and overall engineering tasking. Lead the technical team in meeting schedule within budget. Provide regular updates to progress.

o Provide technical risk management for the project. Coordinate the technical aspects of the Capacity Expansion Modernization programs with the overall OSI (Ordnance Systems Inc.) team.

o Lead internal engineering or external suppliers in the development of drawings, statements of work, and specification packages for procurement of equipment or services.

o Support the transition to production following commissioning.

o Prepare budgetary and engineering estimates.

o Supervise subcontractor work to assure satisfactory performance of the scope of work.

o Prepare schedules regarding assigned technical tasks and provide status on tasking.

o Prepare work flow schedule and process task duration estimates.

o Responsible for assisting the PM in development of the budget, approval of purchase requisitions and of invoices.

o Performs other duties as required.

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at www.baesystems.com/OSIjobs.

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education o Bachelors Degree required; mechanical, civil, chemical engineering, or systems engineering degree preferred.

o Experience in the chemical process industry

o 12+ years related experience, including 5 years of experience in engineering design, development, and commissioning.

o 5 years in an engineering technical project leadership position.

o Must be able to effectively communicate and interface with various functional departments and customers. Preferred Skills and Education o Experience in System Engineering processes and Department of Defense (DoD) projects.

o Cover letter preferred. About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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