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Lead Mechanical Engineer


Applications Engineer


Poulsbo, Washington, United States


Job Description:

Job Description

The Maritime Solution Systems Portfolio within the Maritime Systems Division (MSD) is seeking an experienced and highly capable Mechanical Engineering Manager and technical lead to join the Leidos team in either Lynnwood or Poulsbo, WA. The scope of the business activities within this portfolio includes: underwater vehicle systems, maritime sensors, supporting information technology & engineering services for complex maritime applications, development and support of underwater data acquisition and telemetry systems for distributed sensors for ISR, IPOE, SSW and platform signature measurement.

This Mechanical Engineering Manager will lead a team of MEs in the support of a variety of maritime projects, including undersea vehicles, optical system design, subsea acoustic arrays, and at-sea installation and repair efforts. The Mechanical Engineering Manager will perform as supervisory lead over a team of geographically distributed mechanical engineers, with centers of focus in Poulsbo and Lynnwood, WA. In the supervisory role, the ME Manager will be responsible for mentoring the mechanical team, resource planning and allocation across the Portfolio, hiring and firing decisions, and overseeing mechanical engineering team performance. The ME Manager will also serve as a mechanical engineering lead within a multidisciplinary engineering team, combining their managerial and technical skills and be responsible for task delegation, mentoring, technical review, and execution of team to be on time and on budget.

MSD is an industry leader in developing, applying, and advancing the state-of-the-art signal processing technologies for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems including distributed netted sensor systems, communications systems, positioning systems, tactical decision systems, and autonomous unmanned platforms. Leidos maritime systems are addressing complex mission requirements and pioneering impressive firsts in the application of advanced signal processing solutions to the full range of maritime missions. The MSD team includes an outstanding group of engineers and scientists, located in Arlington VA, Long Beach MS, Newport RI, Lynnwood and Poulsbo WA, San Diego CA, and other sites around the United States, who support a broad range of activities ranging from advanced prototype development for DARPA, ONR and other S&T customers to provide support for ongoing Navy missions. The successful applicant will become part of a world class team that is a recognized leader in maritime systems development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage mechanical engineering team across a portfolio of multi-disciplined maritime programs.
  • Coordinate within the overall Leidos Maritime Systems Division as a Mechanical Engineering Lead on the execution of proposals, project staffing, and successful execution of programs.
  • Coordinate and oversee analysis and design of maritime systems in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Perform as a lead mechanical engineer in the execution of complex maritime projects.
  • Develop solutions to complex maritime systems based on performance specifications, constraints, and external interfaces.
  • Prepare and present design review materials for customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in planning and tracking of progress in development projects using tools such as Microsoft Excel and Project.
  • Review specifications, engineering documentation, and detailed designs to provide senior mentorship and oversight.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • 12-15 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Ability to obtain a TS clearance, TS/SCI preferred.
  • Prior experience with either Mechanical Engineering or Ocean Engineering.
  • Prior experience with managing an engineering team.
  • Strong desire to perform management, proposal, and technical duties.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires working knowledge of and ability to apply standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of technical domain.
  • Working knowledge of project financials, understanding of DoD Earned Value Management systems, and PM principles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Maritime systems experience greatly preferred.
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing. Understanding of ISO 9001:2015.
  • Proven history of successful leadership skills.
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks CAD and PDM Pro CAD management software.
  • Familiarity with Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Familiarity with design for the marine & subsea environment including factors such as hydrostatic pressure, sealing, galvanic corrosion, and biofouling.
  • Experience in or with a machine shop designing and fabricated piece parts.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience preferred.

Pay Range:Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.