Nuclear Surety Engineering Manager

in SE Albuquerque, NM

Nuclear Surety Engineering Manager Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    80792BR

  • Job Location

    SE Albuquerque, NM 87106, US

  • Job Category

    Project & Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    25%

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Nuclear Surety Engineering Manager to join our team in Albuquerque, NM for an exciting opportunity to work 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 four 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!

About the Job Our experts are responsible for integrated weapon system management, from inception to retirement. As the Nuclear Surety Engineering Manager, you will provide oversight and management of the Albuquerque, NM and work on a high-performing team to provide engineering, technical, and administrative expertise to the government to maintain their nuclear surety and nuclear certification programs 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Assess issues and utilize or develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and issue resolution with other project managers and customers, to meet productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Evaluate plans and criteria for technical activities in their specialty and recommend alternatives as required to comply with customer and company obligations. May lead projects or segments of major projects with responsibility for achievement of cost, schedule, and technical performance objectives.
  • 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 and review status of projects with BAE Systems and government customer management teams
  • 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 items including: Nuclear Certification Impact Statements (NCIS); Certification Requirements Plans (CRP); Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports (NSAR); Nuclear Surety Evaluation Reports (NSER); Nuclear Surety Briefings; Point Papers; White Papers; Safety & Technical Surety Memoranda; Changes to the Master Nuclear Certification List (MNCL); Nuclear Certification Plans (NCP); Engineering Evaluation Reports (EER); Software Certification Plans (SCP); Technical Order (TO) change recommendations; Engineering Technical Analysis Requests (ETAR); compliance with applicable 91- series USAF Instructions; and the completion of assigned action items from safety mishap investigations.
  • Author and publish white papers, formal analyses, and briefing materials to document engineering-based rationales to inform decision-makers in support of BAE Systems recommendations to our customer.
  • Handle other duties as assigned, including extensive contributions to proposal efforts when requested by management


This position is located at 2309 Renard Place in in Albuquerque, New Mexico near Kirtland Air Force Base. 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 Top Secret security clearance.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • 10+ years of experience working on the operation, maintenance, or security of military weapon systems or;

  • Master's degree with 8+ years of experience working on the operation, maintenance, or security of military weapon systems or;

  • Eligible candidates must be able to acquire and maintain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite; a current clearance is helpful, but not required). The criteria for obtaining a clearance is set by the US Government

  • Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize daily tasks with minimal supervision

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) commensurate with expected mid- to senior-level civilian and military participants from various U.S. Government agencies, team members, and management

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years of experience with military technology and technical data; experience in ICBM operations, maintenance, or security as an officer or senior NCO highly desired

  • Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills

  • Current U.S. Government security clearance highly desired (but not required)

  • Experience with nuclear surety, safety, and nuclear certification requirements highly desired

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification highly desired

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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