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Title- Systems Engineer
Type- contract
Duration- 6 months plus
Location- Cape Canaveral, FL
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for having a working knowledge of precedents in the Senior Systems Engineering area, the principles and practices of related technical areas and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines. The Senior Systems Engineer understands the standard engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating, and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the application of engineering techniques. Normally uses conventional approaches to technical problems encountered. Provides technical direction and assigns work to engineers, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments.

• Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work.
• Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
• Coordinates engineering efforts between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
• When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
• Assists in on-the-job training of assigned personnel and provide input for their performance evaluations.
• Prepares letters to vendors and clients.
• Review bid analyses and make recommendations.
• Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
• Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
• Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantify take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
• Reviews and checks work of subordinate Systems Engineers.
• Prepare functional/system analysis to define facility/system design requirements.
• Establish means of verifying requirements implementation, including acceptance criteria.
• Prepare system and facility design criteria documents.
• Support system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specification, and requirements flowdown and traceability.
• Perform impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.
• Perform assessments to validate and verify implementation and traceability of requirements into design.
• Participate in technical discussions to resolve system design issues.
• Research and document system operations and limits from the review of design and basis documents and from discussions with system designers.
• Perform model-based Systems Engineering using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) automation tool (e.g. IBMฎ Rationale DOORSฎ or Innoslate by Spec Innovations).
• Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Job Knowledge:
• Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, materials, and computers used within the Systems Engineering discipline.
• Knowledge of project controls within Systems Engineering.
• Knowledge of industry /regulatory codes and standards, and design criteria pertinent to the Systems Engineering discipline.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Knowledge of Systems Engineering tools, such as IBMฎ Rationale DOORSฎ or Innoslate by Spec Innovations.

Basic Qualifications:
• Level One: Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering or a related field (e.g. Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical or Nuclear Engineering) from an accredited university or college with at least 6 years of relevant technical experience.
• Level Two: Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering or a related field (e.g. Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical or Nuclear Engineering) from an accredited university or college with at least 9 years of relevant technical experience.
• US Citizenship required.
• Must have or be able to obtain Engineer-In-Training (EIT) within 12 months of hire.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possess an understanding of Systems Engineering principles and methods.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
• International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification.
• Experience with Systems Engineering on DOE or DOD projects.
• Familiarity with implementation of requirements in design.
• Experience working with requirements management databases.
• Experience in performing design and/or requirements change impact analysis.

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