Lead Principal Engineer

Location: Dahlgren, VA, United States
Date Posted: 01-19-2018
Collaborates with hardware and software designers/engineers, and analysts to develop, coordinate, analyze and evaluate hardware, software, or systems modeling and simulation-based studies and to examine ramifications of output, and design interfaces with various design systems. Performs complex engineering assignments of an analysis, design or test nature requiring the application of complex techniques and procedures. Prepares complex engineering analysis of projects to include: preliminary design, calculation, life cycle cost and equipment selection and reviews the analysis of less advanced engineers. Reviews and critiques proposed changes to engineering standards, policies, or details. Reviews development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good engineering practices. Performs research or other professional and scientific work in one or more software and/or hardware engineering disciplines involving the application of a knowledge of complex engineering fundamentals.
Responsible for the development of preliminary and conceptual design processes and studies as well as the continuity of design details of specific engineering discipline or specialty area, and provides expert advice and direction to other professionals.
Resolves problems, extends and modifies techniques, and/or applies new, innovative, or experimental engineering theories using advanced mathematical techniques to analyze and evaluate engineering problems. Provides guidance to less advanced engineers and may serve as a team lead on specific projects. A Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline, or ten (10) years of a demonstrated knowledge base and subject matter expertise relevant to specific technical disciplines of weapons systems programs, including the qualifications below. In addition, ten (10) years of systems engineering, design, and development experience with weapon control systems. This includes experience related to the identification, analysis, and resolution of complex systems engineering issues involving surface and subsurface Navy weapon systems. Experience with other disciplines such as Integrated Logistics Support, Test and Evaluation, and software engineering and integration of systems with multiple Navy surface and submarine platforms and operational weapons systems. Six (6) years of concurrent, direct experience providing project engineering and technical leadership for Navy weapons systems programs.

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