Chief Engineer - Advanced Materials Group

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Chief Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

A successful candidate would be capable of engaging in multidisciplinary problem-solving activities as a part of a diverse team in a fast-paced research and development/rapid-prototyping environment. Additionally, a successful candidate would be comfortable taking ownership of novel test and evaluation efforts to support both internal and external customers.

Responsibilities include coordination of engineering organization resource deployment, working with the program office to ensure accurate resource demands, integration of resources into the program, monitoring status of Technical Performance Measures, creation and execution of a Design and Development Plan, and execution of the Engineering Review Board processes.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or one of the Physical Sciences from an accredited institution and 10 years of experience.

Must be mechanically inclined/comfortable assembling and troubleshooting equipment including experimental systems.

Must have demonstrated experience in the design, assembly, operation and analysis of thermal protection systems used for hypersonic flight

Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with challenging deadlines, and the pressure of handling multiple projects and assignments.

Must have demonstrated experience developing test plans that have been successfully executed within time and budget constraints.

Must have demonstrated experience in leading a team in testing and/or development activities.

Must be willing to take ownership, enjoy taking on new challenges, have the ability to overcome technical barriers, and be self-motivated.

Must be comfortable around and capable of operating safely in the presence of hazardous materials, high voltage, high powered lasers, etc.

Other Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Engineering or one of the Physical Sciences is preferred with 10 years hands on experience. Experimental thesis work is desired.

Strong work ethic and a positive team player

Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary

Experience participating in the generation of technical documents, proposals or report writing is desired.

Experience in analyzing large experimental datasets using statistical methods is desired.

Experience performing Program Management tasks such as budgeting, labor tracking and task development is desired.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret/SSBI Clearance and meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective December 8, 2021, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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