Nuclear Hardness Systems Engineer Job
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Hill AFB, UT 84056, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description BAE Systems is looking for a qualified electrical engineer to join our team for an exciting opportunity to perform electrical and systems engineering on a unique government contract. The contract assists in acquisition and technical sustainment engineering and will augment government resources. The contract also provides breadth and depth of capabilities for system engineering and integration, risk management, technical assessment, acquisition program management, strategy development, organization and change management, interface with operations and logistics, business analysis, mission effectiveness, and demonstration/validation.
Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world, with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. We are a uniquely valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback for six consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!
Why Utah? You have to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture, and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoor pursuits across the seasons, including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more: Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses, including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care, with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is currently undergoing a $5.1 billion re-development program, and offers more than 300 flights daily to 90 nonstop destinations.
About the Job: Our experts are responsible for integrated weapon system management, from inception to retirement. As a Nuclear Hardness Systems Engineer, you will work on a high-performing team to provide electrical and systems engineering, technical, and administrative expertise to the government to maintain their nuclear hardness program in accordance with requirements detailed in Department of Defense, United States Strategic Command, and Air Force directives, manuals and instructions, ensuring the weapon system remains a reliable and effective nuclear deterrent. Nuclear hardness is defined as the ability of a system or any of its elements to withstand exposure to one or more effects of a hostile nuclear environment. A qualified candidate will:
- Perform professional technical analysis or design reviews on one or more complex components or functional systems of products requiring the full use and wide application of established engineering principles, theories, concepts, and precedents in the field plus a working knowledge of other related disciplines.
- Learn the fundamentals of the fielded weapon system and nuclear hardness requirements. Continuously improve that knowledge in order to apply it to technical analyses and design reviews.
- Update Hardness Data Manuals (HDMs) and Design Analysis Reports (DARs) to consider the impacts of weapon system modifications and civil engineering additions on the overall nuclear hardness of the weapon system, to reflect how design elements are intended to meet the nuclear hardness requirements, and to accurately reflect the current state of the weapon system. Additionally ensure all changes are reviewed, approved, coordinated and delivered with proper stakeholder integration.
- Reconcile HDM requirements, incorporating into the HDMs the updates already reflected in the technical baseline defined by engineering drawings, Engineering Orders (EOs), Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), or other technical data. Additionally capture, and provide to the Government, situations where drawings associated with HDM and DAR updates require revision, and prepare EOs and ECPs as needed to complete the revisions.
- Devise new techniques and approaches and provide solutions to a wide range of technical problems by drawing on their own areas of technical specialty and consulting with other engineering specialists for technologies where they do not have in-depth expertise.
- Review and coordinate work with other team members to ensure progress is maintained to achieve specified aims; prepare data for reports on technical findings, recommendations, accomplishments and progress measured against specific plans; perform assignments as required by contractual agreements.
- Attend conferences and meetings to represent assigned activity. Develop working group meeting agendas, prepare and consolidate briefing materials, provide meeting minutes, and draft answers to action items assigned by other agencies or organizations.
- Review and provide assessment and assistance to programs on Nuclear Hardness, Electromagnetic Interference / Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC), shielding applications, Technical Order changes, and Engineering Technical Analysis Requests.
- Author and publish white papers, formal analyses, and briefing materials to document engineering-based rationales to inform decision-makers in support of recommendations to our customer.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Nuclear Hardness and Survivability Section Lead.
This position is located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and is currently permitted to be 50% hybrid telework but requires the ability to come on-site when required to access classified materials or respond to customer needs. Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires U.S. Citizenship status, and qualified candidates must be eligible for and successfully obtain a U.S. Government Secret security clearance.
#ASFSRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
- Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Physics from an ABET-accredited school, with 3+ years (2+ years with a MS) of directly related experience in systems integration and analysis of military hardware and software systems/processes.
- Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize daily tasks with minimal supervision.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, various levels of management, and clients with assorted levels of computer experience.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Committed to results and success in accomplishing goals, as well as a fast learner with demonstrated ability to quickly learn technology and understand unique system requirements.
- Eligible candidates must be able to acquire a U.S. Government Secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite; a current clearance is helpful, but not required).
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- College-level courses (or similar) experience in: Fundamentals or Theory of Electricity & Magnetism, Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines, Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics, Antenna Theory and Design, Microwave Engineering, Wireless Communication Systems, Introduction to Semiconductor Physics, Radiation Effects on Electronics and Semiconductors, and Power System Design are highly desired. Emphasis in software or computer science is not desired.
- Familiarity with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) / Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) / Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Electrical Systems Integration.
- Familiarity with military technology and technical data desired.
- Proficiency in MATLAB and/or experience with Spice or Microcap or similar circuit modeling software desired.
- Experience in design or test to verify models.
- Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills.
- Open to continuous learning. Position will require extensive on the job training.
Full-Time Salary Range: $61830 - $105120
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
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