Sayres & Associates
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.
Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development. 

The following 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.


The Post Delivery Trial Card Management Analyst (TCM) will provide engineering, technical, ILS, and program management support to the Post Delivery Manager (PDM) and on-site availability support to the Hull Manager. The TCM will be responsible for the following:

  1. Collect deficiency data, input it into the trial card database, and provide open trial card reports as needed to ensure all trial cards are completed prior to the end of OWLD.
  2. Participate in trial card screening conferences and planning conferences, and provide quick resolution of noted deficiencies.
  3. Plan, coordinate, and document FCT.
  4. While on-site at the executing ship yard, track PSA cost and completion data via weekly metrics reports, maintain a trial card database to reflect all PSA activity, and provide a comprehensive review of DDG trial card deficiencies by performing detailed ship checks and compartment closeouts.
  5. Coordinate the development of the Transfer Book (End of SCN Status Book) and compile information reflecting the work accomplished and critical milestones achieved between Delivery and Obligation Work Limiting Date (OWLD) as well as the condition / status of the ship as it transitions from the PDM to Fleet Introduction Division.
  6. Support the Discrepancy Management Process to include, but not limited to, Database Management, Trials Support, Laptop Configuration/Networking, Metrics, Data Quality and Configuration checks.
  7. Support Post Delivery Branch with on-site trial's management and technical analyses of ship construction, tests, and compartment closeout processes.
  8. Assist with the compilation and resolution tracking of all government responsible trial deficiencies.
  9. Provide on-site availability support from PSA start through OWLD.



Education, Work Experience, Skills and Clearance Requirements

  1. High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years (2) of shipbuilding industry experience.
  2. Familiarity with surface ship design and construction operations.
  3. Experience with integration testing and trials, including deficiency management, corrective action tracking, and engineering change management processes.
  4. Knowledge of ship delivery processes, post-delivery work package development, and Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) planning and execution.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  7. Active Secret security clearance verifiable in JPAS.


  1. Bachelor's degree (no specified field).
  2. Technical and production deficiency management experience.


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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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