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Acquisition Support/Systems Engineer
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 5857
Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly
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Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Position Description

KBR is looking for an experienced engineer familiar with Space systems acquisitions to provide direct support for a major program Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR). Prior experience as a COTR in a major system acquisition for Space and Ground Systems is preferred.  Current System Program Office (SPO) procurement plans include multiple spacecraft and associated ground command and control and processing system elements


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily support, as required, to the program COTR as his/her primary SETA interface.
  • Analyze performance, cost and schedule metrics -- review for accuracy, reasonableness and achievability.
  • Assist the COTR in identifying, tracking, evaluating and mitigating program technical, financial and schedule risks.
  • Participate in the contractor risk, issue and opportunity (RIO) management process.
  • Establish and/or maintain processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.
  • Establish and maintain processes to track and report progress on the review and approval of contractor submitted Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) items.
  • Establish and maintain Government Estimate at Complete (GEAC) inputs.
  • Collect, evaluate, edit and organize award fee inputs from all sources for review and action by the COTR.
  • Work closely with the prime contractor and subcontractors to help ensure that program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide feedback to the COTR and other SPO personnel.
  • Perform technical evaluations of contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and document draft negotiating positions for COTR approval.
  • Attend SPO meetings as appropriate at the request of the COTR.
  • Provide feedback to the COTR on all aspects of program status.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline
  • Basic understanding of IC/DoD satellite systems and architectures
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government-contractor team environment
  • Experience in NRO acquisition and program management processes
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Measurement (EVM) processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Past COTR certification or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated sustained superior performance - Availability to travel domestically Required Clearances:
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with IC and/or Department of Defense (DoD) space and ground architectures
  • Experience in engineering and acquisition of complex space and ground NTM systems
  • Prior experience with GEOINT, COMM or SIGINT ground mission control or mission processing systems, and/or mission operations is highly desired


Security Clearance Requirements: ACTIVE TS/SCI with CI Poly


In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by  December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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