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Flight Test Engineer

Office: Patuxent River
Location: Patuxent River, MD
Job ID: SP11-1166-3063

WBB is a leading solutions provider for Federal U.S. Government agencies who have difficult mission critical challenges. We are passionate, elite consultants with deep industry knowledge and we deliver value-added products on time that help our clients cut costs, manage resources and optimize performance. Our proven track record, our customized, innovative products and our promise to deliver highly qualified consultants from beginning-to-end guarantees the desired outcomes our clients seek.

The ISEET Department provides Naval Aviation and the Naval Air Systems Command with the people, processes, facilities, and aircraft for full life cycle program T&E support from requirements review to the design, execution, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of tests and experiments of aircraft, unmanned air systems, weapons and weapons systems. ISEET remains focused on the needs and safety of the Navy and Marine Corps Warfighters. The Department supports teams that perform test & evaluation on Navy, other DoD, and foreign air platforms, systems, and subsystems. The principal focus is support of Integrated Program Teams (IPT), externally directed teams, and enterprise teams. Departmental personnel lead and manage the T&E efforts and are responsible for design, documentation, and maintaining the currency of the T&E processes, for identification of critical program test elements; for ensuring engineering veracity of the test data, for definition of functional requirements for future test facilities, equipment, and instrumentation requirements. Contractor personnel support the IPT through participation in the development of system specifications and program T&E planning documents and product functional requirements. Contractor personnel support the IPT in test planning, execution, data collection and analysis, and reporting. This position is expected to start 1 May 2013. Work will be performed at a government facility, typically 8 hours per day.

Job Description 

Responsibilities:

  • Apply engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test and/or evaluate aircraft and aircraft related equipment.
  • Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
  • Apply engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, test and/or evaluate automated data processing software related to engineering or functional requirements of aircraft flight control systems, system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, military weapon systems, associated support systems, or management information systems or acquisition and resource management.
  • Assignments may involve complex test and evaluation of hardware and/or software related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapon system, associated support system, or management information systems.

 Qualifications 

Basic Qualifications:

  • MINIMUM CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must have Interim Secret Clearance in place prior to reporting for work; must be eligible for Final Secret.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Four years of experience in development, test and evaluation of aircraft weapon systems. The experience must have been gained during the past eight years.
  • Substitutions:
    • In addition to the minimum experience requirements previously delineated, an additional 6 years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

Additional Qualifications:

  • SECRET clearance desired.
  • Preferred direct experience in one or a combination of the following areas: aircraft flying qualities and flight controls; aircraft development, test, and evaluation; structures, aircraft weapon separation and compatibility, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems, aircraft propulsion; power systems; system/subsystem development, test & evaluation, or design.
  • Personnel shall be versatile and readily adaptive to changing technology and processes.

 Job Title: Flight Test Engineer

Key Words: Test and Evaluation, Research Developmental Test and Evaluation, Flight Test Engineering, NAVAIRSYSCOM, ISEET, AIR 5.1, Flying Qualities, Carrier Suitability, Weapons Integration, Mission Systems

Primary Location: Patuxent River, MD

Travel: Yes, <10% of the Time

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