Director of Technical Studies in Wakefield, MA

$$250K+(Ladders Estimates)

Odyssey Consulting Services Inc   •  

Wakefield, MA 01880

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

15+ years

Posted 57 days ago

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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd. is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Primary Function

Multi-disciplinary subject matter expert in systems and/or electrical engineering, program management, and government acquisition processes that will be responsible for developing, managing, and growing the company's Technical Studies Efforts

Job Responsibilities:

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Subject Matter Expert in program management support to classified and unclassified programs utilizing DoD acquisition processes and policies for the procurement of systems and subsystems, to include life cycle management of same
  • Establish a studies market for Odyssey by actively soliciting new and current customers to create a viable funnel of opportunities to identify and pursue suitable project candidates. Engage in capture activities, working closely with customers to define the study parameters and measures of success
  • Identify and solicit subject matter experts from both within Odyssey and outside the company to establish a standing cadre to support study projects
  • Employ acquisition program analysis in the areas of acquisition strategy, program planning, and control, schedule development, test phases, configuration management, risk management, contract changes, financial management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support as necessary for specific study efforts
  • Apply integration, communication, coordination, organizational and planning expertise to technical and acquisition efforts across a broad spectrum of functional disciplines
  • Assist in the planning, development, editing, and publication of acquisition document products (e.g., program documentation, plans, reports, briefings, and other presentations, as required) in the media and format requested—ensuring quality control
  • Develop and present briefings and reports on program status/studies, findings, and/or recommendations to senior leadership
  • Plan, organize, monitor, manage, oversee, and/or perform research and engineering activities relating to the design, development, fabrication, installation, modification, or analysis of systems or systems components
  • Identification, establishment, organization, or implementation of acquisition engineering objectives and policies, or establishing of specifications
  • Consult with a cross-section of the company to determine information requirements of management, scientists, or engineers, determine boundaries and priorities of new projects, and discuss system capacity and equipment acquisitions
  • Confer with program managers and directors involved with proposed projects to ensure collaboration, coordination, and cooperation resulting in well-defined projects and statements of work
  • Reviews project feasibility studies and establish work standards
  • Assigns and schedules work, or reviews work delegated to subordinates
  • Interpret policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to subordinates
  • Prepare progress reports to inform internal and customer management of project status and any deviations from objectives or planned progress
  • Interface with management specialists, technical personnel, or vendors to solve problems

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires MA/MS and a minimum of 15 years' experience in DoD acquisition including at least 5 in management
  • Secret Clearance
  • Ability to communicate professionally, clearly, concisely and consistently both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize work effectively to meet timelines with quality deliverables

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20 years' experience in DoD acquisition including at least 10 in management
  • Top Secret Clearance


Valid Through: 2019-9-16