Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  255304

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/30/2023

Project Overview:

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration.


A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery.


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!


Position Summary:

This position is for a Systems Engineer (SE) to coordinate the delivery of the systems engineering Subcontract Data Requirements Lists (SDRLs), focusing on scope alignment, schedule, customer integration, change control, and delivering to exceed customer expectations. This role will execute systems engineering and configuration management activities including management, organization and verification of complex design requirements, within a model-based systems engineering environment for the Department of Defense (DOD) and United States Air Force (USAF) projects. The SE plays a critical role in the delivery of the Requirements Management and Model Based Systems Engineering program for Bechtel work products and designs, as well as for coordination of the scope and integration of work with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs. This role will specifically support the USAF Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.



This position will be responsible for executing systems engineering work assignments concerned with specialized unique engineering requirements in a global business unit. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, and may involve development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in executing requirements management, model-based systems engineering, industrial process modeling, and design development experience producing design documents for government customers in accordance with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide. The candidate will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the management and verification of the facility requirements. The position will be responsible for developing key systems engineering documents and must have a broad knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to engineering and construction. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), can be the “face” of Bechtel, promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors

  • Tracking SDRL delivery, scope, schedule, and data requirements
  • Identifying and quantifying changes in baseline scope and supporting baseline change authorization documentation.
  • Planning, scheduling, budgeting, and estimating change packages related to contract SDRL delivery
  • Coordinating multiple delivery packages for alignment to Scope
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, using independent judgment with limited oversight.
  • Supports defining facility/system design requirements
  • Develops key engineering documents related to the systems engineering, design change management, design interface control, and equipment configuration packages
  • Executes requirements verification and acceptance criteria evaluations
  • Engages with the customer to ensure alignment of delivery and design, and enhances communication opportunities
  • Develop design configuration packages for configuration control and change management
  • Executes system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specifications, and requirements flowdown and traceability.
  • Executes impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.
  • Supports maintaining the Model Based Systems Engineering Program
  • Supports maintaining Configuration Management within the Program
  • Supports the implementation and implement testing and verification plans for the program that is supportive of the overall execution strategy.
  • Utilizes the customer selected appropriate systems engineering software package with which to implement delivery.
  • Accountable to capture, scrutinize and deconflict requirements across stakeholders and to subsequently assure delivery of hierarchical requirements management documents.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team
  • Travel up to 25% of the time to customer and project locations to coordinate designs with team


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level One: BS degree in Engineering (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, or related), from an accredited university, with at least 9 years of relevant experience, or 7 years of relevant experience with related master’s degree.
  • Level Two: BS degree in Engineering (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, or related), from an accredited university, with at least 13 years of relevant experience, or 11 years of relevant experience with related master’s degree.
  • Relevant experience includes, design requirements development, system requirements verification, development of system design reports or documentation packages demonstrating requirements implementation or validation.
  • US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Experience executing systems engineering with IBM® Rationale DOORS®, CAMEO, or other systems engineering or similar type software packages
  • Experience working on large, complex EPC contracts.
  • Must be knowledgeable on broad Engineering & Construction industry/regulatory codes and standards
  • Possess detailed understanding of requirements management principles, and methods.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in USA (Systems or related Engineering).
  • Engineering and Construction experience in Industrial facilities, in a Systems or Design Engineering role.
  • Knowledgeable on related construction practices and standard EPC deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize engineering and office automation tools effectively
  • Ability to execute work independently and greater than 1 year of Bechtel service for consideration of working at other than designated location


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering
  • Related military engineering experience
  • Proposal experience aligning scopes of work to engineering deliverables
  • Earned Value Management Systems experience
  • Budgeting, planning, and scheduling experience
  • Active security clearance
  • Be familiar with the design of complex industrial facilities
  • Experience with RAMI/FMECA analysis
  • Experience with manufacturing modeling and efficiency analysis
  • Experience with SE implementation on projects executed for DOD, or other similar government agencies.
  • Design experience with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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