Acquisition Support Engineer Job

Acquisition Support Engineer (Job Number:438483)


The Advanced Plans Acquisition Support Engineer requires a detailed understanding of government satellite systems acquisitions. The position requires an ability to assist the customer with defining technical spacecraft and ground systems requirements, defining a coherent acquisition strategy, and initiating major contracts with industry partners. The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices.


- Draft acquisition documentation to include acquisition plan, fee plan/milestone payment plan, statement of work, contract data requirements list, and other documentation required for a competitive source selection.

- Monitor performance requirements and identify disconnects with Request for Proposal (RFP) intent and available budget.

- Support processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.

- Identify critical program milestones and match them with appropriate contract requirements.

- Develop artifacts and briefings in support of critical oversight reviews to include National Acquisition Board (NAB), Acquisition Strategy Councils (ASC), Contract Review Panels (CRP), and Quarterly Program Reviews (QPR).

- Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.

- Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel.

- Liaise with mission analysis and technical requirements teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition.

- Coordinate with other acquisition offices to ensure “end to end” acquisitions that reflect sound systems engineering practices.

- Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager.



- TS/SCI with Polygraph


- Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering discipline

- 10+ years of experience

- Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies

- Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures

- Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification

- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills

- Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes

- Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and BOE’s

- Ability to travel domestically


- Advanced Engineering degree (MS or PhD)

- Previous experience in the program office

- Insight into mission utility of program office systems and interfaces to external components

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Jul 19, 2018, 10:27:07 AM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Full time
Chantilly, VA 20151, US