Sr Principal Field Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Job Description

The Whole Life Engineering Directorate (WLED) is made up of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and economical ownership by the customer and end user. The Site Manager serves as the in-country lead for the AN/TPY-2 (Forward Based) program. This position has overall responsibility for the Operational Availability of the radar and all functions that lead to this availability such as training, maintenance, quality/mission assurance, security, safety, finance, and administrative support to personnel on site.

The Site Manager provides clear and concise direction to site personnel in order to keep them focused on the missions set forth by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The Site Manager is required to interface with Army leadership to ensure his/her team and the US Army operators work as a single unit to achieve the mission of the site. This includes ensuring the site team adheres to Army policies and procedures applicable to the site operations. In order to provide optimal mission support, the Site Manager keeps the lines of communication open to the CONUS Management team (inclusive of Program Leadership Team and Front Line Leadership Team).

The Site Manager has finance responsibilities to include executing site operations within the budget, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tracking and reporting, arranging for monthly payment of vendor invoices, utilities and office expenses with support from CONUS-based personnel. The Site Manager will perform a short orientation period with the CLS Program Management Office and then deploy and remain with the radar at the international location for a minimum of one (1) year.

NOTE This role will require forward deployment to the international location, under terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/Long Term International Assignment managed by Raytheon International Assignment Services (IAS). This position is located at a location in the CENTCOM AOR. This assignment will be at least one year in duration and is unaccompanied.

The candidate must have an existing secret clearance and a current US drivers license and be able to work autonomously, with little supervision. This position will be a level G11 salary grade based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for this position. This position may require restriction to the site for multiple weeks or sheltering in place in residence during heightened threat or other situations.

Required Skills:
  • 5 years of Experience leading teams
  • Experience working with OCONUS customers with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • 8 years of Experience executing processes related to any of the following: Management, Contracts, Procurement, Spares Program Planning, Maintenance, Repair, and/or EHS
  • Expertise and experience in Earned Value Management, Cost Management and procurement principles
  • PMX level 5 or the ability to achieve PMX level 5 within 1 year
  • Able to effectively communicate with peers, superiors and customers in a positive manner
  • Possess technical writing skills to generate weekly status reports to Program Management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and collaboration
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Experience in preparing customer and/or management level briefings
  • Regulations and compliance experience on an international program (e.g. EX/IM, ITAR)

Desired Skills:
  • PMX level 5 certified
  • IPT or CPT leadership experience
  • Operational system maintenance and sustainment experience on a system of similar complexity
  • US Army or other service branch operations, maintenance, and sustainment experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in the maintenance and operation of the AN/TPY-2 radar and/or THAAD system or a system of similar complexity
  • Experience providing technical support for configuration of site radar systems hardware and software issues
  • Experience with logistics support analysis tools such as ALCS, EAGLE, or similar products.
  • Experienced and familiar with the tools and test equipment commonly used in electronic installation, maintenance and test


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