Naval Architect in Sterling Heights, MI at DCS

Date Posted: 6/29/2022

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Job Description

This position is a Naval Architect for high priority, high visibility, complex programs including Army high speed landing craft programs. Provides technical expertise and is responsible for total craft systems engineering and integration for assigned programs. A member of a joint, multifunctional, technical team which may include technical experts from the Army, Naval Sea Systems Command, US Coast Guard, and American Bureau of Shipping.

Essential Job Functions:

Coordinates technical matters with Army stakeholders which include PEO CS&CSS, PEO GCS, TRADOC, Army Contracting Command, TACOM, ATEC, Army Research Lab, and other RDECOM engineering centers.

Ensures that the assigned craft meets specified performance requirements and is technically satisfactory while minimizing acquisition and life cycle costs.

Must have experience with drawings, technical data, and configuration management for whole vessel and vessel systems.

Must have experience supporting production of Aluminum and Steel vessels as well as modifications to existing platforms.

Must have knowledge of shipyards and manufacturing processes as related to technical support for production and assessments of production performance.

Must be independent, unbiased, and objective when evaluating the technical merit of issues, and is responsible for timely resolution of technical issues.

Formulates a range of technical solutions, and conducts risk assessments, trade studies, and costs studies in order to offer technically acceptable options to the Lead Engineer or Engineering Branch Chief.

Must properly document designs and technical decisions.

Provides input to craft design funding and engineering schedules to meet program goals.

Responsible for maintaining acquisition processes, core competencies, and technical expertise to fulfill the program's full spectrum/full life cycle craft responsibilities.

Responsibilities apply to all phases of the lifecycle including S&T, R&D, concept studies, requirements development and validation, technology insertion, design evaluation and/or development, design/acquisition/test tool development, acquisition including source selection and construction, test and evaluation, and sustainment. 

Must be able to apply informed value judgments, make trade-offs, select between competing alternatives, and leverage concepts, technologies and business practices to contribute to the overall readiness of the operational forces.

Significant interaction, liaison, and briefings are required with high-level military and civilian personnel. Knowledge and skills in teamwork; conflict resolution; financial management; planning, establishing, coordinating, reviewing, and administrating technical programs; technical and programmatic decision making; contractual procedures; and strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Broad and detailed knowledge of craft hull, mechanical, electrical, electronic and mission systems integration and systems engineering is required.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Requires a bachelors degree in naval architecture plus at least 1 year of experience.

US DoD Secret Clearance is required (or ability to obtain secret clearance by first day of employment.

Broad knowledge of total craft lifecycle support.

Ability to provide technical consultation and to make technical decisions.

Ability to establish, coordinate, review, and administer technical programs.

Ability to communicate with team members, sponsors, and high ranking military and civilians.

Broad knowledge of DOD acquisition and contracting procedures.

Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to manage large, complex engineering projects, including scheduling, budgeting and resource management.

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Extensive experience in implementing total craft systems engineering principles as related to Army Watercraft.

Broad and detailed knowledge of craft naval architecture, mechanical, electrical, electronic and mission systems integration.

Extensive expertise in craft design management, and systems engineering & integration.

Travel may be required, but should not to exceed 15% of work duty time.

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