Northrop Grumman SMORS Systems Engineer 5 / (BPP) Project Lead in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.


Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector organization is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Systems Engineer 5. This position will serve as the BMEWS/PAVE PAWS (BPP) Project Lead and will support the BPP Weapon System Engineering Manager. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

The SMORS program does not provide for a PMO-level proposal effort, so the proposal efforts for the BPP Weapon System will be coordinated by the BPP Project Lead leading to the award of Delivery Orders for the full SMORS IDIQ contract value. The BPP Project Lead will coordinate responses to Government Requests for Information (RFI) that are expected to proceed Delivery Order awards to the program. The BPP Project Lead will play a key role in the award, detailed execution planning, and successful oversight of each BPP Delivery Order. The BPP Project Lead's role will include coordination with the Government Stakeholder community for developing recommendations for and leading the DO proposal process for previously unplanned BPP Delivery Orders (e.g. BPP Subsystem modifications, operational Software Version releases, analysis tool development, unplanned 3rd party reintegration projects, etc.)

The BPP Project Lead will also be responsible for providing technical oversight of and direction to the staff of BPP Delivery Order Lead Engineers throughout each project lifecycle. The BPP Project Lead will manage, coordinate, and de-conflict activities and key resources to ensure program success required across multiple overlapping delivery orders and sustainment activities.

The BPP Project Lead must be able to effectively and proactively identify and convey risks inherent in Delivery Order proposals and during DO requirements, development, test and implementation phases. The BPP Project lead will work to identify and implement mitigation activities to avoid and/or resolve the risks, and effectively communicate the mitigation approach to engineering teams and stakeholders.

The BPP Project Lead will attend the weekly Integration and Test Working Group (ITWG) to assist in the coordination of activities involving multiple stakeholders to ensure smooth integration and on-time change delivery across the integration environments at contractor and Government facilities and the weapon system site.

The BPP Project Lead will be expected to have a comprehensive understanding of the BPP weapon system life cycle and its associated integration and test environments. The BPP Project Lead must also be able to demonstrate an ability for problem solving and have excellent time-management skills.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong proposal estimation, basis of estimate analytics, and technical methodologies and process engineering

  • Extensive experience in project life cycle execution including successful execution of SETR milestone events.

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance required

  • 14 Years relevant experiencewith aBachelors in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline; 12 Years relevant experience with a Masters in the same discipline; 9 Years relevant experiencewith aPhD in the same discipline

  • Experience with technical documentation and analysis

Preferred Qualification:

  • Extensive knowledge of the BPP Weapon System and strategic sustainment and modification roadmap initiatives

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