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ID&C Project Engineering Technical Specialist - 3020 - INTERNAL ONLY

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: ID&C Project Engineering Technical Specialist -  3020
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                            
Pay Type: Exempt                   
Grade: 35
US Citizenship is required


This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary:
The ID&C Project Engineering Technical Specialist supports the development of technical scope, requirements, estimates, and schedules for capital investment, test, and maintenance projects for the Capital Project Management organization.  This role coordinates Engineering activities (e.g., technical planning, design, installation, and checkout) with Design Engineers, System Engineers, Test Operations Engineers, Project Managers, other non-Engineering functions, and support for the projects within the Capital Project Management’s portfolio.

Job Duties:
  • Responsible for coordination of engineering deliverables on a project or group of projects for NAS. Coordinates with the Capital Project Managers, Group Managers and Functional Managers to secure the resources needed to complete design activities.
  • Communicates information that assists with effective priority determination by ID&C Branch Management.
  • Coordinates with Project Controls and the engineering teams to create, manage, maintain and update schedules.
  • Works with Project Controls to develop work breakdown structures; Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules; and resource, cost and budget plans.
  • Supports Project Control / Capital Project Manager in performing critical path analysis and development of timelines for completion of tasks, measuring the deliverable work packages of the project against the project plan.
  • Identifies and advises of schedule conflicts, resource constraints, and time constraints to the project team, section supervisors, and group managers.  
  • Supports the preparation of progress reports, standardized reporting procedures and the monitoring of overall project performance.
  • Tracks project charging and ensures appropriate charge number assignment.
  • Organizes and communicates project information (e.g., scope of work, requirements documentation, drawings, and estimates) to project team members.
  • Serves as a technical lead and liaison between the project team, contractor, and government engineering staff. 
  • Support process improvement efforts and development and documentation of new processes.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, computer, industrial, or manufacturing engineering technology or other relevant discipline plus a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience; or any equivalent combination of vocational training and other progressive and relevant education and experience for a total of eleven (11) years.
  • Work experience in design or project engineering or other relevant field such as facility operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.
  • Current United States citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical knowledge of related engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering and construction methods and materials, and engineering application of computers.
  • Prior experience managing engineering projects and/or designing ID&C systems in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.
  • Interest in growth into a Capital Projects Manager role.
  • Strong understanding of the design engineering process.
  • Familiar with work request processes.
  • Understanding of schedule logic and critical path schedules.
  • Knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular discipline.
  • Strong communication skills (including verbal and written).
  • Strong organizational skills.
 Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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