Noblis ESI is hiring a COTR Specialist with Top Secret SCI clearances in Aurora, Colorado.
Position for a Flight Operations Division Spacecraft Systems Engineer with extensive experience and understanding of core spacecraft vehicle, payload, and ground systems engineering and analysis.
The successful candidate will be adept in spacecraft launch and initialization, integration, test, and on-orbit operations to assist the government in the execution of these functions.
Due to the broad nature of the Flight Operations Division team’s workload, the applicant should also have experience with acquisition, engineering, and operation of spacecraft and SIGINT customer systems.
Candidate should have a strong working knowledge of anomaly support, launch and mission readiness, and end to end space systems architecture.
• Provide launch and initialization, and mission readiness subject matter expertise (SME) to operations and engineering including readiness for launch, spacecraft initialization, and transition to mission.
• Provide support to launch processing requirements, planning, and execution.
• Oversee all operations procedures and process changes along leading up to Operational Readiness Demonstrations (ORD), and other launch related milestones.
• Perform risk assessments for the MOD commanders for each L&I milestone.
• Work with government Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTR) and Contracting Officer (CO) to provide technical and programmatic direction on multiple contracts in support of a US Government customer.
• Develop and implement acquisition strategies for future contracts.
• Identify and evaluate alternative contract implementation strategies.
• Develop budget profiles, risk, and opportunities for various strategies.
• Develop annual IPBS budget builds. Draft and coordinate Statement of Work, Evaluation Criteria, and other portions of Requests for Proposal (RFP).
• Evaluate contractor proposals for technical, cost, and schedule content.
• Anomaly Coordination/Support – Provide anomaly manager training, sit on certification boards, and maintain historical anomaly files/summaries, provide experience to anomaly resolution and decision making.
• Maintain close communications with the program acquisition office and customer engineering organizations providing recommendations on risk level of spacecraft activities.
• Provide program technical and contract oversight support to the Flight Operations Division (FOD) leadership across its systems.
• Oversee day to day execution of operations and processes to ensure proper attention to health, safety, and effective use of national resources. Perform subject matter expertise advisory services to the US Government regarding strategy, operations, and management of national programs.
• Evaluate Concepts of Operations (CONOPs), Operating Instructions, and other document to ensure consistency with contract and Senior Leadership direction
• An active TS/SCI security clearance with a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph
• Able to perform tasks independently with broad tasking and guidance
• Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience and a master's degree in a relevant field or 9 years relevant experience and a bachelor's degree in a relevant field
• Minimum of 13 years’ experience working with the DoD and the IC
• Advanced skills in writing, reviewing and editing of technical reports, statements of work, white papers and other technical and programmatic documents
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to summarize and brief senior level Government leaders, civilians and military officers
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and perform other duties as assigned
• Extensive experience and understanding of core spacecraft vehicle, payload, and ground systems engineering and analysis
• Adept in spacecraft launch and initialization, integration, test, and on-orbit operations to assist the government in the execution of these functions
• Experience with acquisition, engineering, and operation of spacecraft and SIGINT customer systems
• A strong working knowledge of anomaly support, launch and mission readiness, and end to end space systems architecture
• Master's degree in a STEM or Operations Research
• Strong SIGINT spacecraft vehicle, payload, and ground systems engineering background
• Experience in developing and executing acquisition strategies for future contracts including Statement of Work, Evaluation Criteria, and other portions of Requests for Proposal (RFP)
• SIGINT systems engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build consensus across government, FFRDC, and contractor colleagues on operations and programmatic issues spanning technical, policy, cultural, and financial arenas
• Demonstrated organizational skills; capable of initiating activities, developing execution plans, and executing schedule
• Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as part of a dynamic team
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