Electrical Engineer - Advanced Vehicle Sensors

DCS Corp
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Apr 11, 2024
Apr 30, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
This is an opportunity to join the fast-paced world of engineering ground combat vehicles for the US Army. Working as a DCS employee co-located in Warren Michigan, you will work alongside the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center customer and be rewarded with a technically challenging and diverse career in the areas of ground vehicles, vehicle electronics, and advanced sensors.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the engineering management of vetronic and sensor hardware integration projects for schedule and performance metrics, and coordination with project management to achieve program goals.

Identify state-of-the-art commercial and Government sensor and hardware technologies, and novel sensor and hardware engineering methodologies and apply them to the Army ground vehicle acquisition program.

Conduct, monitor, direct and coordinate research, design, development and engineering activities on assigned technology areas at the component-, subsystem-, and system-level.

Review and advise on preliminary design studies for new or improved items, components, subsystems, and systems, as well as engineering changes which may affect military characteristics.

Prepare and review test plans, observe tests, and analyze test results to determine adequacy of performance, and provide recommendations to address deficiencies.

Analysis of component-, subsystem-, and system-level hardware solutions and gauging effectiveness at addressing emerging capabilities.

Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends to support the development of Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), Courses of Action (COAs), and Trade Studies.

Develop scope of effort estimates (Rough Order of Magnitude and Quotes) and engineering estimates for manpower, materiel, schedule requirements, and potential risks, etc.

Participate with technical teams in identifying developing software for the Army ground vehicles. Participate in working group meetings and IPT meetings, to provide technical expertise and recommend solutions to address any issues that come up.

Assist in writing and preparing the Scopes of Work (SOW) and technical requirements for Army ground vehicle solicitation, source selection and Army ground vehicle programs.

Have strong knowledge of project management, understanding of overall program schedules, and systems engineering.

Conduct and provide engineering analysis and evaluation of design concepts, performance measurements, architectural analysis and design, technical reviews, requirements analysis, risk analysis and mitigation, and functional analysis in support of design, development, integration, test, production, logistics, fielding, and sustainment for U.S military ground combat systems.

Participate in the execution of design reviews, sustainment planning, certification planning and implementation, verification planning and compliance, requirements and specification assessments and trade-space recommendations, interface management, architecture, design decisions, logistic support analysis, change management, metrics generation, analysis and management, review of technical proposals for vehicle system products, and configuration management activities.

Provide subject matter expertise to the development of contract statements of work (SOWs), Work Directives (WD), Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs) for the creation of electrical schematics, "one-wire" interconnect diagrams (power, signal, and data), system integration drawings, system requirements, Bills of Material, and the necessary notes and information to support Developmental & Product Technical Data Packages (per MIL-STD-31000).

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering plus a minimum of year 5 years of experience with engineering of networked vehicle systems.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Project management experience.

Self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision.

Ability to work within a team context to both direct and contribute to vehicle system integration and development efforts.

Ability to daily provide high quality support and customer service to the Government customer in a high visibility position.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Strong interpersonal abilities, including ability to tactfully negotiate resolution to competing programmatic demands and requirements.

A strong customer service mentality.

Comfortable with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Ability to travel to various customer and contractor facilities and test centers (estimated approx 10% travel).

This position is at a client site but may have an option for regular telework. It is possible that the option for telework could be eliminated in the future, so candidates must be willing to perform this role 100% on-site if required.

Desired Skills:

Electrical, computer, and/or systems engineering experience on DoD ground combat vehicles.

Understanding of the DoD acquisition process.

Experience with in-vehicle data networks.