BAE Systems Controls Systems Engineering Manager in Kingsport, Tennessee

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Controls Systems Engineering Manager. 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:

o Develop standardized policy and procedure for control systems

o Develop standardized checkout and qualification procedures for control systems

o Develop and/or review control systems narratives

o Develop and oversee common procedures and standardize best practices

o Implement formal software peer review process

o Develop and implement configuration control for all software systems

o Plan the development and implementation of process control systems

o Provide technical direction and leadership to a team of control systems engineers

o Develop project implementation and commissioning plans

o Review designs and technical documents for accuracy and quality

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

o Support project teams to develop, implement, and commission large modernization projects

o Develop and/or review software for PLC based control systems

o Develop scopes of work and specifications for subcontractors

o Participate 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 .

Typical Education & 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

Preferred Skills and Education

o Expertise implementing Siemens PCS7 and/or Allen Bradley control systems

o Developed and implemented capability maturity model (CMM)

o Chemical processing facility experience

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

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

Controls Systems Engineering Manager


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