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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Systems Engineer opportunity for our customer in Cape Canaveral, FL to support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

The ML2 project is the design and construction of a launch platform for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The purpose of ML2, located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), is to provide a launch platform for the Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced launch vehicle that will fill America’s need for deep space missions. ML2 includes many different subsystems that must operate and fit within the constraints of the structure and provide a physical interface with KSC launch sites’ ground systems.

Position Summary:

The Senior 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. IBM® Rationale DOORS® 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 IBM® Rationale DOORS® 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement.

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the application steps via our website: www.Edgewatertech.net/careers

Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Edgewater offers the opportunity to structure benefit packages to best suit your needs. We offer multiple individual and family benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, and a pre-tax 401 (k) retirement account with Company matching contributions and 100% vesting for eligible participants beginning DAY 1.


Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.

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