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Leidos Ocean Engineer in Lynnwood, Washington


Job Description:

The Maritime Solutions Division (MSD) of Leidos develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients. Leidos MSD is currently seeking a qualified, energetic engineer to fill the position of Ocean Engineer to assist in the development, demonstration, and production of advanced ocean sensor systems and payload subsystems, and integration of those systems with manned and unmanned maritime platforms. Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production, maintenance planning and requirements development for Navy facilities, and innovative long-term designs for multiple customers. Position will require periodic travel to and coordination with engineering activities at other Leidos facilities and government facilities, in multiple locations across the United States and possibly the United Kingdom.

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, 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

This position involves taking ocean hardware systems, and/or systems of systems, through prototype research and development, and initial installation. It may also include operations and maintenance of the developed systems. Leads and/or supports sea test (installation, recovery, and testing) planning and/or execution including developing detailed at-sea modeling and planning for installation and recovery of complex systems. Technology development and demonstration plans to mature system from concept design, through prototype development and demonstration, and into production. Identification of program technical risks and the development of risk mitigation and technology maturation plans to address those risks. Identifies, tracks, and manages system requirements and requirements traceability. Implements system engineering processes within the program consistent with company and ISO-9001 standards. Develops and/or augments system documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed, to support design activities and program deliverable requirements appropriate to development stage.

Specific task responsibilities include:

  • Requirements development, design generation, detailed modeling and hands-on building for a variety of Navy customers.

  • Developing specific and detailed on-water execution plans for recovery, deployment, and maintenance of complex in-water systems.

  • Definition and direction of system trade studies associated with the ocean engineering projects.

  • Requirements and design reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR) for any modifications to system Baseline.

  • Maintaining all system documentation for any modifications to the Baseline.

  • Traveling to execute developed plans and install systems in both on land and offshore environments in CONUS and OCONUS locations.

  • Documenting external and subsystem interfaces.

  • Risk management and risk reduction activities including analyses and trade-offs to reduce performance and delivery risks; enhance manufacturability, and/or control costs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Ocean Engineering/Naval Architecture or other related discipline.

  • Experience with underwater/marine engineering and the unique applications of working in a maritime environment.

  • Experience with SolidWorks software.

  • Working ability to operate OrcaFlex, MathCAD, Matlab, and other analysis tools.

  • Experience in undersea hardware system development.

  • Effectively work with a team establishing strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, senior managers and peers.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must have ability to obtain a Secret Security clearance

  • Requires BS degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.

Must also be able to:

climb at least 50 feet of rung ladder to access various parts of a vessel as required

b. remain alert during extended working hours

c. perceive depth

d. drive a company vehicle

e. transit to and from a marine vessel including transiting up and down marina gangways at varying angles as needed during travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cranes and weight handling operations at sea

  • Evaluation of the suitability of maritime assets for meeting project requirements

Pay Range:Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00099346

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.