Systems Engineer


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the Northern Virginia area just a few miles south of the Pentagon.  We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.

The Undersea Systems and Integration Group (USIG) provides Systems Engineering and Technical Program Management support to high priority DoD programs and projects within NAVSEA and the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs by working in a team environment that relies on effective application of technical program experience, analysis, and engineering skills as well as strong communications and interpersonal skills. We support the development, acquisition and sustainment of Naval Special Warfare and undersea warfare systems by providing integrated solutions that address the full range of programmatic and technical challenges.

SPA has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer in support of the NAVSEA Program Manager for Naval Special Warfare. #C #CJ #IN123J #IN123


This position will comprise support primarily to the Navy's Program Manager for Naval Special Warfare. The analyst will participate in and provide programmatic and technical support to a U.S. Navy weapon system program office charged with planning, assessment, management, and decision-making for all stages of weapon system life cycle support including system design and development; resource scheduling and requirements planning and analysis; program documentation development; and other aspects of program coordination and execution. This role will be a mid- to senior-level position within the team, so long-term thinking, leadership ability, and strategic communications are vital. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support in all aspects of system or technology life cycle, including requirements definition and analysis, system modeling, risk management, operations, performance, testing, manufacturing, cost and schedule, training, life cycle support, and disposal.
  • Analyze and evaluate new initiatives, technologies, and programs to meet mission requirements.
  • Support the development of weapon system requirements, acquisition and technical documentation, and program plans and schedules.
  • Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.
  • Provide engineering realism to the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems.
  • Serve as a mentor to more junior members of the team, and provide acquisition guidance and expertise to the NSW support team at SPA

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other technical field
  • 8+ years of experience supporting the acquisition, operation or sustainment of DoD weapons systems
  • Prior military experience or experience supporting NAVSEA or USSOCOM in a resourcing and/or acquisition related position
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products/services; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Active DoD SECRET security clearance

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior SOF military experience or experience supporting NSW and/or SOF in resourcing and/or acquisition related positions
  • Knowledge of the US Navy Lithium Battery Safety Program and/or experience with the development, integration, testing or certification of Lithium-ion battery systems or battery management systems.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools and modeling languages (UML, SysML) or INCOSE Systems Engineering certification or equivalent
Full time
Salary Range
$80,000.00 - 116,000.00
per Year
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Alexandria, VA 22311, US
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