• Functional Engineer / Engineer Scientist

    Job ID 2018-2393
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Engineering (non IT)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    NCI: As one of the Engineer Scientist / Functional Engineer supporting PEO Soldier (SETA) you will be able to provide engineering support to the Technical Management Directorate, Project Manager for Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment (PM SPIE) at Fort Belvoir, VA.   You will be a part of a team responsible for analyzing results of ballistic and non-ballistic data to ensure soldier protective equipment efficiencies. The portfolio consists of protective products, such as soft body armor, hard body armor, head protection, and ballistic eyewear.



    • Perform complex design, development, testing, installation and troubleshooting.
    • Work on complex projects requiring original thinking and new approaches.
    • Plan and manage assignments, review progress and evaluate results.
    • Act as an internal resource or project team leader in the analysis, evaluation, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of products, processes, and systems.
    • Provide assistance in acquisition, program, and project management as needed but focus mainly on systems engineering work as it pertains to the SPIE portfolio of protective equipment.
    • Investigate and resolve problems, and interface with other functions and outside personnel.
    • Focus on support development and subsequent improvement of management processes pertaining to a portfolio of protective equipment programs.
    • Tasks may include: engineering assignments and projects involving research, product development, and design and testing.
    • Identify and analyze situations and/or issues, consider options, develop solutions, and decide on, implement and monitor appropriate solutions.
    • Participate in the development of design standards and recommend modifications, and participate in organizational initiatives with various teams
    • Provide mission-oriented, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
    • Present research and recommendations in both oral and written format.
    • Generate and communicate innovative ideas in a collaborative environment.




    • Active DoD Secret clearance.
    • Bachelors in directly related field: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science.
    • Education and Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelors in Directly Related field and 5 years OR
      • Masters in Directly Related Field and 0 years
    • Competence with automated statistical analysis tools, such as JMP.
    • Competence in MS Office tools.





    • This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:
    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
    • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 15 pounds
    • Travel by land or air transportation 10 %


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