UAV/UAS Engineer

Location: Sterling, VA
Date Posted: 10-17-2017
Position Title: UAV/UAS Engineer
Location: Sterling, VA
Security Clearance Type: MUST be clearable. Client may sponsor for DOD clearance.
Work Status: Direct Hire
Position Status: (Full Time, Contract, Contract to Hire)
Compensation: DOE
Job Qualifications (basic job description):
  • The Chief Engineer is responsible for Advanced Aircraft Development, execution of assigned Air Vehicle development programs.
  • Reporting to the Director of Engineering and to assigned Program Managers, the Chief Engineer is responsible for defining and documenting customer project technical requirements, developing winning solutions, and successfully executing the projects.
  • The CE is responsible for leading integration and test activities.
  • A successful CE will lead platform selection, concept of operations development to drive test planning, communications architecture development, and development of the project requirements.
  • Furthermore, the CE is responsible for development of the risk plans and manage risk, lead the test program (to include verification and validation), and oversee the integration of systems onto the aircraft.
  • The CE is responsible for communicating with the program team, senior management, and the customer.
  • The CE is responsible to ensure prioritization and organization of the test team and its tasking’s. Orchestrate milestone reviews (system requirements review, preliminary design review, critical design review, manufacturing readiness reviews, flight readiness reviews, and test readiness reviews).
  • Ensure system technical baseline is maintained and necessary trades are made.
Minimum Requirements (education and experience):
  • Demonstrated leadership of large (15-20 people) teams.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience as aircraft chief engineer, subsystem system engineering, design, integration and test.
  • Highly effective technical writing and presenting technical material.
  • Experience in flight test, ideally with VTOL aircraft.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent (aeronautical/aerospace, electrical, or computer) required, Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Must be a US Person (Green Card holder or US Citizen).
  • Experience working with large aerospace prime contractors and US government customers is a plus.
  • Experience with UAV or aircraft certification is a plus.
  • Experience with Software intensive programs is a plus.
  • Knowledge of hardware-in-the-loop simulators is a plus.
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to travel (CONUS & OCONUS) and provide hands on support for large aircraft development activities.
About Seneca Resources:
Seneca Resources is client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry.  Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Reston, Virginia, Alabama and Columbia, Maryland that service clients throughout the United States.  The key to our success lies within our strong corporate culture which drives our business.  We challenge our staff through engaging work, and we reward our staff through competitive compensation, extensive professional training, and excellent opportunities for career advancement.  In turn, we look for only the best and brightest to join our team.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.
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