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Project Systems Engineer (NASA CMC)


Job Description:

Leidos has an excellent opportunity for a Project Systems Engineer to work on NASA's Cargo Mission Contract (CMC), which provides pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International Space Station. This role works directly with the  Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP). The EHP vision is to provide safe, reliable, and effective EVA and HSM capabilities that allow astronauts to survive and work outside the confines of a spacecraft on and around the Moon. 

The Project Systems Engineer performs systems engineering and technical integration across the lifecycle of the project, and supports the project’s systems engineering structures and processes that lead to a certified vehicle. This role collaborates with the Project Lead Systems Engineer and Project Systems Engineering Team to accomplish project requirements and key milestones to achieve the end goal of the project. The selected candidate will seek innovative opportunities to improve cost, schedule, technical performance and safety within the project and program. 

This position is located in Houston, TX at Johnson Space Center.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is required. Must have ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead integration of technical requirements across disciplines throughout lifecyle of project to support successful execution.

  • Define architecture specifications and oversee system hardware / software configuration to ensure requirements are met.

  • Perform integrated analysis, margin management, and technical technical baseline product management (MEL, PEL, THEL, Mass Properties).

  • Develop test campaign planning, scheduling, coordination of logistics, and manage through to to day-of-test execution.

  • Plan and deliver major project reviews with internal and external customers to provide technical status updates.

  • Assess technical risk and implement mitigation measures. Participate in anamoly investigation and make recommend changes to test programs.

  • Provide technical integration leadership to support achievement of certification and acceptance of project.

  • Occasional support of international meetings in the evenings, from approximately 18:30 to 21:00, CST may be required.

  • OGE-450 and/or ability to be cleared for procurement sensitive discussions may be required

  • Occasional international travel may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or related field); and 3+ year of relevant experience

  • Systems Engineering experience, including knowledge of flight hardware testing and project lifecycle

  • Adept at reading and interpreting engineering drawings

  • Experience presenting technical and financial project status updates to large groups

  • Ability to work collaboratively among multi-disciplinary teams and customers

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency

  • Familiarity with SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of NASA Human Spaceflight Program / International Space Station hardware processes

  • Experience working with international partners

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 – $97,000.00 – $130,950.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.