Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001.

Sayres is seeking a Combat Weapons Ship Integration Systems Engineer with Secret Clearance located in Washington, DC.


As part of a large Engineering Support Services (ESS) Team, the Combat Weapons Ship Integration Systems Engineer will assist in planning, executing and closing out all facets of combat system ship integration for New Construction Ships on behalf of the Integrated Combat System Major Program Manager Directorate (PEO IWS 1.0) within Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems at the Washington Navy Yard. 

The individual will report to, and act on behalf of, the Principle Assistant Program Manager for Ship Integration and Test, and the New Construction Assistant Program Manager. 

Position duties include:

  • Design integration, installation, test, planning and logistic support from the advanced planning period through Post Delivery period and subsequent transition to in-service fleet at Obligating Limited Work Date (OLWD).
  • Coordinate design, integration, installation and test of AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) and AEGIS Combat System.
  • Assist PEO IWS 1SI and current ESS staff to track status and coordination preparation of Ship Integration and Test (SI&T) inputs to combat systems Technical Data Packages (TDP), Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), and Design Budget Engineering Team (DBET) packages for introduction and integration into new construction AEGIS destroyers.
  • Interface with various Navy stakeholders which are responsible for or support the AEGIS New Construction shipbuilding program, including NAVSEA/PMS400D, Naval Surface Warfare Centers (primarily Port Hueneme Division and Dahlgren Division), NAVSEA 05, Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS), other Navy systems commands, relevant Participating Program Acquisition Managers, Lead Yard Services, shipbuilders, Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA), and equipment manufacturers.
  • Analyze ship construction baseline and post baseline configuration and provide input on all Class Standard Equipment (CSE), Level III and Level IV ECPs required to be implemented during PSA.
  • Provide trial card tracking, generation, and management support; perform functions for ship tests, compartment completion inspections, certifications and trials. Record documented deficiencies, screenings and status using TSM.

Planning responsibilities include:

  • Drafting Task Planning Sheets, reviewing work packages, updating, distributing and coordinating schedules, ensuring alignment with approved baseline design and planned design configuration upgrades, and facilitating technical interchange meeting.

Execution responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Technical Data Package reading sessions for forward fit combat system changes, analyzing space arrangements, Cable Block Diagrams, Cable Running Sheets, Electrical Power, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, Outline and Installation Drawings for Installation Control Drawings and foundation impacts.
  • Conduct trial card recording, tracking, coding, trend analysis and engineering analysis using TSM or another similar automated information system provided by the Government.

Close out responsibilities include:

  • Conducting out briefs and reviewing availability completion reports, providing trial card response coordination and tracking for the resolution of shipboard discrepancies documented during builder's and acceptance trials, inspections and certifications and coordinating resolution during post-delivery period.

Qualifications & Clearance Requirements 

Minimum Skill Sets of Qualified Candidates

  • Five years of experience supporting Navy surface ship availability planning in a program office, shipyard or planning yard or maintaining shipboard combat/weapons systems.
  • BS in a technical field or related experience which demonstrates capability to understand combat systems and to articulate concepts, and risks verbally and in writing. Proficient at MS Office.
  • Experience with AEGIS weapon systems.
  • USN Combat systems experience related to shipboard maintenance, systems engineering or acquisition support.
  • Fundamental understanding of one or more of the following: U.S. Navy Structure, missions, and capabilities including familiarity with NAVSEA, PEO IWS, OPNAV and operational fleet.
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance.
  • Well organized and capable of compiling high quality minutes and action item lists, developing presentations, reviewing tech drawings and documents.

Preferred Skill Sets of Qualified Candidates

  • Active Secret clearance verifiable in JPAS.
  • Extensive USN Combat systems experience related to shipboard maintenance, systems engineering or acquisition support.
  • Extensive experience with AEGIS weapon systems.
  • More than five years planning yard, shipboard, program office or shipyard experience.
  • Extensive experience building PowerPoint briefs for senior officers, hosting large meetings and conferences.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis.

Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad. 


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national

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