BAE Systems Chief Engineer (Radford Modernization Program) in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, has two openings for a Chief Engineer at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA. The Chief Engineer will lead multi-discipline engineering teams on multi-million dollar industrial design and construction programs.

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA, we do this by developing safer propellants for our government and commercial customers. Radford AAP has provided high quality 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 .


o Chief Engineer for the modernization program in support of additional manufacturing capacity through plant modernization design, development and construction programs specifically related to upgrading utilities, chemical processing facilities, and additional buildings.

o Leads the technical project team in the application of BAE Systems Life Cycle Management processes and methods used in design, development and commissioning. Guides and develops the requirements, processing methods, equipment and engineering tasking for design, development, and commissioning.


o Technically lead the engineering staff assigned to the specific Modernization programs in the design, development and commissioning activities. Responsible for overall technical viability to requirements as well as successful completion of engineering tasks on the assigned projects.

o Create the technical development plan and overall engineering tasking. Lead the technical team in meeting schedule within budget. Provide regular updates to progress.

o Provide technical risk management for the project.

o Coordinate the technical aspects of the Modernization programs with the overall OSI (Ordnance Systems Inc.) team.

o Lead internal engineering or external suppliers in the development of drawings, statements of work, and specification packages for procurement of equipment or services.

o Support the transition to production following commissioning.

o Prepare budgetary and engineering estimates.

o Supervise subcontractor work to assure satisfactory performance of the scope of work.

o Prepare schedules regarding assigned technical tasks and provide status on tasking.

o Prepare work flow schedule and process task duration estimates.

o Responsible for assisting the PM in development of the budget, approval of purchase requisitions and of invoices.

o Performs other duties as required.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

o Required education: Bachelor Degree required; mechanical, civil, chemical engineering, or systems engineering degree preferred.

o Experience in the building design and construction for industrial facilities.

o 8 years related experience, 5 years of experience in engineering design, development, and commissioning.

o 5 years in an engineering technical project leadership position

o Must be able to effectively communicate and interface with various functional departments and customers.

o Experience estimating engineering labor and materials

o Microsoft Office experience required

Preferred Skills and Education

o 12 years related experience, 5 years of experience in engineering design, development, and commissioning

o Experience in System Engineering processes and DoD projects

o Experience in Solvent/Solventless propellant design

o Experience in chemical manufacturing preferred

o Professional Engineer (PE) or Project Manager Professional (PMP) preferred

o Membership inAICHE

o Experience in explosive waste incinerator design/contaminated waste processing

o Experience leading $10 million or larger design projects

o MS Project experience preferred

o Cover letter preferred

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

Chief Engineer (Radford Modernization Program)


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