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Systems Engineering Manager, Cape Canaveral (216100)


  • Requisition ID:  216100
  • Position Title: Systems Engineering Manager, Cape Canaveral (216100)
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check



Bechtel is one of the most respected engineering, project management and construction companies in the world. In our Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS&E) global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle: from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer.


This position is for a Systems Engineering Manager (SEM) who will work on various DOD and USAF projects.  The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.The SEM is responsible for performing systems engineering activities.  In addition, this position is responsible for supervising and providing technical direction to subordinate engineering supervisors, engineers, specialists, scientists, designers, drafters, and technologists.  The SEM communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to the Project Engineering Manager (PEM).  The SEM reviews and approves key systems engineering documents and must have a broad knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to engineering. The SEM is required to have a good knowledge of Bechtel’s administrative practices and supervisory experience.  The SEM reports directly to the PEM.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews engineering work within the systems engineering discipline.
  • Supervises the day-to-day technical work of discipline systems engineers, scientists, specialists, designers, drafters, and technologists.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
  • Recommends personnel actions such as staff additions, terminations, transfers and salary changes.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of systems engineering discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
  • Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work to meet schedule dates.
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain their approval on phases of work.
  • Reviews and approves key engineering documents related to the systems engineering discipline.
  • Coordinates assigned engineering work with other project groups.
  • Ensures that systems engineers, scientists, and technologists supervised receive appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.
  • Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Supports defining facility/system design requirements.
  • Manages and approves the means of verifying requirements implementation, including acceptance criteria.
  • Manages the research and documentation that establishes system operations and limits that are obtained from the review of design and basis documents and from discussions with system designers.  
  • Manages the preparation of system and facility design criteria documents.
  • Manages system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specifications, and requirements flowdown and traceability.
  • Manages the preparation of impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.
  • Performs or manages periodic assessments to validate implementation and traceability of requirements into design.
  • Coordinates and facilitates technical discussions to resolve system design issues.


Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, materials, and computers used within the systems engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.
  • Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Knowledge of industry /regulatory codes and standards, and design and/or layout criteria pertinent to the systems engineering discipline.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated skill in leadership.
  • Knowledge of application and coordination of systems engineering tools, such as IBM® Rationale DOORS® or Innoslate by Spec Innovations on a project.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field from an accredited university or college with at least 13 years of relevant technical experience.
  • At least 13 years of experience performing functional analysis and system design and in documenting system requirements and operations.
  • Must have or be able to obtain EIT/PE certification within 1 year of hire.
  • US citizenship is required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Possess a detailed understanding of Systems Engineering principles and methods, requirements management principles, and methods.
  • Possess an awareness of environmental regulations and their influence on design.
  • Experience facilitating multi-discipline meetings to resolve technical and related requirements compliance issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Registration in Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering
  • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification
  • Experience with systems engineering on DOE or DOD projects.
  • Familiarity with implementation of nuclear safety and requirements in design.
  • Experience working on a large, complex EPC contract.
  • Experience working with requirements management databases.
  • Experience in performing design and/or requirements change impact analysis.



Shaping tomorrow together!


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.