The responsibilities of the Chief System Engineer (CSE) for the Manned Covert Surveillance Aircraft (MCSA) Program will be to manage the System Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) assigned to the applicable platform and will include, but is not limited to leadership of the following tasks: Requirements Development and Management, Risk Management, System Integration and Issue Resolution, Configuration Management, Verification Planning, Trade Study activities, System Safety, and Project Planning, Monitoring, and Control.
The CSE will work closely with the applicable Program Manager and Chief Engineer to plan the system engineering work. The CSE will be responsible for coordination of technical milestone reviews in accordance with the SEIT project SOW, CDRLs, the project IMP, and the project IMS. The CSE should have experience and an understanding of Earned Value Management and will manage the earned value for the System Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) as the Cost Account Manager.
Requirements Development includes the analysis, decomposition and allocation of high-level requirements and needs to lower level functional and physical/design requirements. Requirements management includes assuring that requirements are traceable and that changes are managed considering impacts to all stakeholders.
Risk management includes risk identification, risk assessment and risk mitigation planning for the Program and lower level risks, as well as, coordinating and conducting the Risk Management Board.
The System integration activities include participation in the resolution and clarification of interface requirements. If problem areas are identified, the system engineering group will host Interface Control Working Groups to assist in refining, clarifying and communicating the necessary requirements as needed to resolve these concerns.
Verification planning includes the determination of verification methods for requirements; coordination of ownership and planning of these verification activities and their documentation; and providing their status.
The System Engineer will work with design teams to conduct trade studies when alternative configurations must be explored, or requirements changes occur. Impact assessments for alternative configurations will be gathered from all stakeholders and integrated into a system level trade study or impact assessment that considers technical, schedule, and cost impacts.
As part of the System Engineering Integration Team (SEIT) the Chief System Engineer coordinates and oversees the efforts of the Configuration Management group, the System Safety Group, and the various Specialty Engineering groups (Attributes) assigned to the platform.
BS degree in an engineering discipline is required. Formal education in System Engineering and/or engineering MS degree is a plus.
This job requires an understanding of the operation and interrelationships of aircraft systems; an appreciation for the impact that configuration or requirements changes may have on performance related attributes, cost and schedule; project management skills; communication skills which allow relevant data to be collected, integrated, and distilled for decision making purposes; and strategic leadership skills to foster the use of basic system engineering process across a given project.
6-10+ years of experience in the analysis, design and/or test of helicopter systems is desired.
¿ Seeking highly motivated, flexible individual with proven management, technical, business judgment and communication skills; Self starter and demonstrated ability to achieve results
¿ Strong interpersonal, leadership and team skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
¿ Strong process aptitude and demonstrated advocacy.
¿ Experience and proficiency with requirements management tools such as DOORS is preferred.
¿ Project Management, including Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Relocation may be considered.
Some travel required
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
United Technologies - 21 months ago