BAE Systems Lead Controls Systems Engineer in Kingsport, Tennessee

BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Lead Controls Systems Engineer. Our controls engineering teams in Radford, VA and Kingsport, TN have grown and we are looking for a leader to develop processes and procedures for implementing two of the leading PLC integration systems at our chemical manufacturing facilities.

As the technical lead for software development and control systems design, you will provide technical expertise for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA, and the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, where we have a several modernization programs in the $100 million plus range. You will manage the controls systems staff, institute common procedures and standardization, institute peer reviews, oversee software configuration management, and develop control systems software for a wide variety of modernization projects.Initially you will split your time about equally between the two sites, but once processes are in place, your travel time will be reduced to around 25%.

Preference is for this position to be located in Radford, VA. However, we may consider requests for this position to be based in our Kingsport, TN, location with frequent travel to Radford, VA.

In this role, you will be challenged to:

oDevelop standardized policy and procedure for control systems

oDevelop standardized checkout and qualification procedures for control systems

oDevelop and/or review control systems narratives

oDevelop and oversee common procedures and standardize best practices

oImplement formal software peer review process

oDevelop and implement configuration control for all software systems

oPlan the development and implementation of process control systems

oProvide technical direction and leadership to a team of control systems engineers

oDevelop project implementation and commissioning plans

oReview designs and technical documents for accuracy and quality

oReview project estimates, plans, and subcontract scopes of work for quality and accuracy

oSupport project teams to develop, implement, and commission large modernization projects

oDevelop and/or review software for PLC based control systems

oDevelop scopes of work and specifications for subcontractors

oParticipate in Hazard Analyses of both new and existing processes

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facilities in Kingsport, TN and Radford, VA, we do this by developing safer explosives and propellants for our government and commercial customers. Holston and Radford AAPs have provided high quality explosives and propellants for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at .

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education

o Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and 12 years relevant experience; may consider equivalent combination of education and experience.

o 5 years' experience in the development and implementation of large control systems for industrial facilities

o 5 years' experience leading controls systems teams on industrial projects

o Experience developing PLC / DCS control systems procedures and standard practices

o Experience developing Software requirements and configuration management experience

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BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Lead Controls Systems Engineer

Kingsport, Tennessee