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The incumbent is a Lead Test Engineer within the AIRWorks environment. The LTE is responsible to Project and AIRWorks Leadership in the overarching execution of all developmental and operational testing for assigned projects. The LTE is the subject matter expert on all Test and Evaluation (T&E) matters and will represent NAVAIR/AIRWorks T&E in meetings with PEO/PMA/Squadron, Service, Agency and OT counterparts as directed. The incumbent is knowledgeable of all NAVAIR T&E policies and provides guidance consistent with applicable Acquisition Strategy and Capabilities/Requirements Documents. The incumbent leads T&E Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) meetings, is responsible for Project Execution Strategy (and/or Test and Evaluation Master Plan, if applicable) inputs, planning, coordination and execution of Readiness Reviews and acts on behalf of AIRWorks T&E as the T&E liaison between all T&E project stakeholders, decision and policy makers. The incumbent will have input to master test schedules and T&E metrics for assigned projects, and is responsible for integrating test issues across the Integrated Project/Program Teams. The incumbent will report, as appropriate, directly to AIRWorks T&E and Project Leadership.
- Acts as principle NAWCAD engineering point of contact for all AIRWorks test team matters. This includes direct contact with PEOs/PMAs, all NAWC activities, Laboratories, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, and aircraft contractors for assigned projects.
- Maintains close liaison with the AIRWorks leadership team and BoD concerning the matters of policy, guidance, and utilization of test resources. Makes recommendations to Project/Portfolio Managers on matters such as test schedule and planning, and acts as special consultant on T&E technical matters as required. Manages and supports detailed test planning in the areas of airworthiness, envelope expansion, shore-based ship suitability, and mission assessment (to include sensor, weapon, and multi-ship operations) as required.
- Maintains cognizance/control over assigned AIRWorks test projects. This includes periodic reviews assigned test projects for adherence to both technical and financial milestones. Responsible for reviewing test plans and will coordinate test plan review and approval with the appropriate test facility.
- Provides T&E technical guidance to the Project/Portfolio Managers in the areas of test acquisition processes, data requirements, testing procedures, and facilities utilization. Recommendations are made that may have a major impact on the utilization of personnel and facilities.
- Defines requirements for facilities, manpower, and financial assets necessary to support assigned AIRWorks T&E projects. This includes ensuring that required resources are available in a timely manner and the projected test program schedules can be adhered to.
- Plans and coordinates the budgetary requirements based on information obtained from the various work centers within the NAWC. The incumbent has the responsibility for established priority levels for each budget line item. This information is based on the incumbent's knowledge of the critical items required to accomplish the ground/flight test program.
- Provides status reports of test work being accomplished, coordinates review of contractor's progress, and coordinates the review of the relevant test/acquisition documents as required.
- Represents the NAWC at program review meetings and makes decisions and commitments concerning the test team. This may include presenting policy level briefings to both high-ranking Department of Defense and contractor personnel concerning AIRWorks test projects from the NAWC/AIRWorks viewpoint.
- The incumbent is the single point of contact with contractor teams on all engineering matters concerning AIRWorks T&E on assigned projects. The incumbent makes decisions on behalf of the team that may have a major impact on the conduct of the test project.
- The incumbent has the authority to make major commitments to the contractor concerning utilization of NAWC facilities, test equipment, and procedures to be utilized during the test project.
- The incumbent has Team Lead responsibility over engineers and personnel assigned to test teams supporting AIRWorks projects. Team Lead duties include: providing input for performance standards; position management and position description review; establishing team assignment agreements with competencies; providing input to the assigned supervisor for performance appraisals; providing input for independent development plan and training request endorsement. The incumbent provides direction for assignments in terms of broadly defining T&E missions and functions. The incumbent reviews work concerning matters as fulfillment of T&E project objectives.
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field from an accredited college or university
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering
10+ years of relevant work experience with a Master's Degree.
Allowable Experience/Education Substitutions:
Bachelor’s Degree plus four (4) years of Additional Relevant Work Experience may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.
No substitutions for a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field. This is required.
Degrees in aeronautical or aerospace engineering are preferred, and degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering are acceptable.
Desired Knowledge Skills Abilities (KSAs) Qualifications:
- Skill in effective communication, team building, problem solving and decision making techniques.
- Ability to apply the philosophy, techniques and tools of integrated product/process teams.
- Knowledge of the key activities and documentation requirements of each phase of the acquisition life cycle as it relates to T&E.
- Knowledge of platform and systems under test with appropriate operational perspective(s).
- Knowledge of the organization of the components of the Naval Air Systems Command.
- Knowledge of the wide range of technical and business systems, process and practices used to manage acquisition related test and evaluation. This includes Knowledge of the principles governing life cycle acquisition management within DoD, the DoD Planning, Programming and Budgeting System, T&E, and the Navy acquisition management process.
- Ability to plan for and synthesize requirements of competency areas, including engineering, acquisition, T&E, logistics, budget, configuration management and other functional specialties into integrated T&E strategies and processes to support the acquisition project.
Security Clearance Required:
CRL Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.