Manager, Applied Mechanics

Position is for the management of the Applied Mechanics functional organization which is a part of Weapon Systems Engineering. Applied Mechanics engineers perform much of the physics based modeling and analysis supporting weapon system development programs. Leadership of Applied Mechanics involves both functional and technical management of approximately 25 engineers. Specific duties associated with this position include:

Technical Management:

  • Oversight and coordination of physics-based modeling and analysis for all weapon system development programs
  • Performance assessment of staff based largely on internal customer feedback from modeling and analysis tasks
  • Ensuring that staff has necessary and appropriate technical training
  • Recommendations for, and management of, IR&D projects to improve and maintain modeling and analysis capabilities necessary for new development programs support
  • Maintaining and building contacts from networking with external technical experts in defense and aerospace companies, Government laboratories and/or universities
  • Participation in and/or leading LCM and design reviews of development programs
  • Managing critical Applied Mechanics Computing Resources for relevancy and cost effectiveness
  • Performing as an individual contributor and/or leading analysis tasks in own technical area of expertise

Functional Management:

  • Maintaining direct labor utilization objectives by keeping staff assigned by proactively working with programs, projects and individual assignments
  • Performing annual performance appraisals for direct reports, and management of overall performance plan for Applied Mechanics
  • Preparation of annual salary plan for Applied Mechanics
  • Providing input as necessary for cost center annual budget preparation

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