Senior Program Engineer ( R-00073738 )
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The Ballistic Missile Weapons Division, NA-122.2, United Kingdom (UK) Program, has an immediate need for one full-time contractor Senior Program Support Engineer to provide technical support to the UK program, and provide training to the new federal UK Program Engineer for a duration of one year.
Apply broad and diversified technical knowledge of US and UK nuclear weapons production, modernization and associated program activities, and organizational relationships across NNSA, DoD and the UK.
Serve as the Senior Program Support Engineer supporting established US/UK nuclear weapon exchanges under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA). Responsible for assisting federal team members with negotiating requirements, program planning and direction, with the DoD (US Navy) and integration of activities supporting that program within the NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex. Technical support activities include:
Directs planning and execution via Warhead Side Sessions for joint US/UK weapon program research, design, development, production, modification, surveillance, safety and dismantlement.
Assesses current and needed capability and capacity of the NNSA weapons production complex for the assigned weapon program and coordinates necessary facility and resource planning based on this information.
Provide experience-driven guidance to support development of new or revised policies, requirements, and procedures for US compatibility assessment, qualification, and production with procurement activities.
Provides direction and guidance to design agencies, production agencies and various NNSA offices regarding Weapon Program workload commitment, including the allocation of funds, to support all approved planned activities and in the day-to-day resolution of design, production and logistical issues.
Interfaces with design agency and production agency senior program leadership personnel in ensuring clear understanding of programmatic commitments and performance status.
Ensures nuclear weapon complex integration in support of weapon program commitments and deliverables and is accountable to NNSA, US Navy and UK senior leadership for performance and achievement of programmatic commitments.
Independently provides appropriate coordination and interpretation of NNSA guidance, develops new initiatives in support of established program objectives, and is considered an expert with regard to the assigned program.
Represents NNSA at critical Joint Reentry System Working Group Meetings (joint UK/DoD) by assisting federal staff in negotiating and administrating stockpile-related commitments under the MDA, and Interagency Agreements with the DoD and UK.
Manages UK ATOMIC/US RESTRICTED DATA information, consistent with Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group, DOE Orders, and local procedures for the control of classified and UK accountable nuclear information.
Requires a Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience. 19 years of experience "may" be considered in lieu of a Masters degree.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of nuclear weapons design and production both in the US and in the UK.
Knowledge of NNSA and Navy Strategic Systems Programs.
Requires the ability to obtain and hold a DOE Q clearance, and potentially additional clearances as may be required
Working with interdisciplinary, inter-organizational teams.
Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings for senior managers.
Some travel is required.
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