Systems Engineering Planner

5 - 7 years

Posted 245 days ago

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Job Description: The Remote Sensing Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team in El Segundo, CA has an immediate need for a Systems Engineering Planner with system planning expertise.  This individual will work with the Remote Sensing (RS) SE&I Leads to coordinate and integrate all efforts into the Government’s Enterprise Master Schedule and One Voice Schedules for Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), OPIR Next Generation, Environmental Monitoring (EM), Program of Record Ground / Future Ground and future acquisition efforts for the RS Enterprise.  This individual will be a Systems Engineer with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) Space-Based systems.  Candidate will provide SE&I planning support to the OPIR and EM Enterprise programs in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate (SMC/RS).  Candidate will support enterprise integration activities for SMC/RS space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements to identify and support the management of risks, issues, and interdependencies, identifying disconnects between integration products schedules, risks, contracts, etc.).  Candidate should have experience with space systems (especially at SMC), ground and space system acquisition, and systems engineering.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring effective integration and planning across multiple space and ground programs, hardware and software, and all other aspects of systems and organizations within the Enterprise
  • Interacting with prime contractors and government leads to ensure that all system requirements are coordinated, scheduled and planned across the SMC/RS Enterprise
  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the technical, schedule, and cost risk data throughout the system lifecycle as well as developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes
  • Providing scheduling and planning support for all SMC/RS space, ground, operations, logistics, and sustainment elements to identify and support the management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions
  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the Enterprise schedules throughout the system lifecycle and developing courses of action to mitigate schedule impacts
  • Developing, documenting, executing, integrating, and evolving the systems engineering planning and scheduling process as required to enable effective SMC/RS system integration efforts
  • Integrating activities over the lifecycle of systems within the Enterprise, including pre-contractual, development, and production, as well as operations and sustainment
  • Developing acquisition-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation is support of SMC/RS decision-making
  • Interfacing and collaborating with SE&I team members, prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Air Force

Required Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or Math
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with space and ground segments of DoD, and other Government space programs
  • Strong, proactive leader who takes the initiative to identify, own and solve customer problems
  • Knowledge of systems engineering, requirements and interface management, the system development lifecycle, project integration, schedule analysis, critical path analysis, and stakeholder processes
  • Experience with risk management, issue resolution, configuration management, change boards, and the change management process
  • Scheduling and planning experience with space, ground, operations, and sustainment segments of a DoD program
  • Experience with space systems, EM systems, OPIR systems, ground and space system acquisition, and systems engineering experience
  • Experience developing and maintaining MS Project schedules
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment
  • Superior interpersonal, written and communications skills with the ability to interface with different personalities in a range of positions, including many at very senior levels
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to independently execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically and synthesize information from multiple sources into comprehensive plans

Desired Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Science, Engineering or Math
  • Experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with Space systems (especially at SMC), Weather systems, OPIR systems, and ground and space system acquisition
  • Experience using OnePager Pro

Security Clearance 

  • Active TS/SCI required (Candidates without active clearance will not be considered)