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Senior Acquisition Support Engineer

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Date: Sep 14, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 23581 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 



The National Intelligence Support Plan (NISP) enterprise delivers, enhances, and assures the operational performance of space, ground and processing systems to satisfy intelligence needs. NISP is currently standing up a headquarters Acquisition Group under the leadership of the NISP Technical Director to provide centralized acquisition support and programmatic services. We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to serve as the Aerospace counterpart to the Technical Director and lead corporate support to the formation and operation of the Acquisition Group



  • Collaborate to define and enable the transition to a NISP Acquisition Group focused on integration of budget, contract and “architectural” baselines
  • Lead development and implementation of a “programmatic service” to be provided by the Acquisition Group to the other NISPelements
  • Work directly with stakeholders to understand and document requirements
  • Develop and shape acquisition strategies to effectively and efficiently address stakeholder requirements
  • As required, draft and review key acquisition documentation required to support the procurement process, both in the pre-acquisition phase and in contract execution
  • As required, perform technical evaluation of engineering change proposals (ECPs) to NISP contracts
  • Provide analytical support to detailed zero base reviews (ZBRs) of NISP spending and requirements
  • Perform analysis of NISP contract execution in support of monthly Combined Business and Engineering Review (CEBR)
  • Collaborate with external organizations to ensure clean interfaces and boundaries between NISP contracts and external contracts and to influence external contracts to reflect and support NISP requirements
  • Perform market analysis of the industrial base to ensure sound acquisition strategies for NISP contracts
  • Identify and apply appropriate ETG subject matter expertise to develop or review acquisition artifacts, serve as technical advisors to source selections, and perform value added analyses
  • Provide analysis of and form recommendations to address contractual-related risks, issues and opportunities which affect budgetary or requirements decisions
  • Prepare project briefings and necessary reports to summarize analytical findings and enable the timely resolution of issues identified
  • Participate as required in technical exchange meetings, reviews and briefings with customer, contractor and Aerospace personnel



  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or a related field



  • 12 or more years of applicable experience
  • Direct experience with pre-acquisition artifact development and the associated required customer processes
  • Direct experience in the development of acquisition strategies
  • Direct experience in technical evaluation of contractor proposals
  • Experience in contractual analysis
  • Proven ability to work with a multi-discipline team and to effectively coordinate solutions and recommendations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to include oral and written communication
  • Proven initiative and a commitment to continuous learning
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a customer
  • Occasional travel to contractor and/or government facilities
  • A current TS/SCI clearance   
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • An advanced degree in engineering, science, or mathematics
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize corporate matrix capabilities
  • Direct experience in source selection execution
  • Knowledge of the current NISP site baseline systems
  • Direct experience executing zero-based reviews (ZBRs)
  • Experience performing market research on the industrial base
  • Experience working on multi-site “virtual” teams
  • Familiarity with mission operations and NISP requirements
  • Experience working directly with senior government personnel
  • Experience leading or managing teams

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT ENGR SR  

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Engineer, Security Clearance, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace, Procurement, Engineering, Government, Aviation, Operations

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