• Functional Engineer

    Job ID 2019-3319
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Engineering (non IT)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities



    • Develop engineering input for program management documents to include acquisition plans and strategies, source selection evaluation plans, supportability strategies, system engineering plans, statements of work, and specifications, and ensure appropriate contract clauses are called out in PM-SSL contracts.
    • Coordinate with product managers, users, ATEC, and other Government agencies as needed to translate operational and mission needs into practical system concepts and specifications; Assure compliance with contractual scope, schedules, specifications, and other requirements, and when appropriate, recommend program and contract changes.
    • Develop or evaluate sampling plans based on MIL-STD-1916, ANSI Z1.4, or other industry standards.
    • Review and ensure adequacy of all test plans, procedures, and reports for assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests; Ensure effective root cause corrective action for all failures as well as adequacy of validation and implementation plans.
    • Evaluate engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations and conduct physical and functional configuration audits; Prepare contract letters for Quality Lead and COR signature for review of system related data; Conduct audits of contractor system assembly and test procedures, to ensure contractor adherence to the specification, and to all contract requirements; Work with contractors to improve their processes and implementation of process controls.
    • Conduct continuing review and evaluation of system performance through review of reports, correspondence, data bases, field data, product and process audits, and observation of internal operations. Provide Product Assurance Suitability Statement for material release.
    • Perform top level design, development, fabrication, testing, installation and troubleshooting.




    • DoD Secret Clearance (or ability to obtain one)
    • 5 years overall experience in electronic, mechanical, thermal, optical, materials, quality, aerospace, aeronautical or industrial engineering.
    • Knowledge of acquisition and program management
    • Proficient in MS Office tools
    • Background in understanding basic principles in quality management, Six Sigma principles, ISO 9001 principles, configuration management, and DFAR and DOD 5000 series regulations.


    Education and Experience requirements:

    • High School AND 20yrs translatable experience OR
    • Associates field AND 16yrs translatable experience OR
    • Bachelor in non-directly related field AND 15yrs translatable experience OR
    • Bachelor in directly related field AND 10yrs translatable experience OR
    • Masters in non-directly related field AND 10yrs translatable experience OR
    • Masters in directly related field AND 7years translatable experience OR
    • Doctorate and 5 years translatable experience




    • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical or Textile Engineering AND 5yrs at this level (10yrs progressive)
    • Bachelor in non-Directly related field AND 10 years experience OR
    • Bachelor in Directly related field AND 10 experience OR
    • Master in Directly related field AND 5 years experience



    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 45 pounds
    • Travel by land or air transportation 15 %

    It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. NCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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