Job Description

Tracking Code
3142-317
Job Description

McKean Defense is a Naval Life Cycle Management, Engineering, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. McKean’s engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms, and develop strategies to support the Warfighter. McKean’s employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations. McKean Defense is employee owned, and values the life experiences of potential candidates, including those who have served our Military. Currently, 38% of McKean’s employee owner workforce are veterans.

McKean Defense is seeking to hire an Army Watercraft Systems (AWS) Technical Lead to support PD AWS. The AWS Technical Lead will perform the following tasks:

  • Increase McKean’s market position as the premiere lead for technical solution development for PD AWS by:
    • Providing Technical leadership in the marketplace
      • Providing PD AWS with complex engineering solutions by leveraging company-wide and partner capabilities
      • Meeting with customers and teaming partners to develop solutions resulting in the best technical results for our clients.
      • Communicating with customers on a routine basis to ensure client satisfaction and our alignment with client technical challenges
      • Coordinating senior level strategies for customer/teaming partner relationships
      • Developing and supporting technical discriminators in support of capture efforts leading to new prime contracts and grow our support

  • Providing Technical leadership to internal staff
    • Leading Design and Technical program review meetings with internal staff across the marketplace
    • Leveraging and championing technical best practices across the firm
    • Supporting the management and mentorship of Engineering staff in performance of their duties, specifically related to technical excellence
    • Implement corporate and local policies for execution of engineering tasking
Required Skills
  • BA/BS degree in Engineering or equivalent education / experience required
  • PE Preferred
  • Ability to manage cost, schedule, technical performance, personnel, and business development efforts
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to interact with customers and associates at all levels
  • Assist in the management of personnel including performance monitoring, evaluations, goal setting, and hiring
Required Experience

  • Extensive Technical background across HM&E Systems Engineering
  • 10+ years of technical experience with recent experience directly managing technical programs
  • In depth understanding of, and relationships with PD AWS, NSWCPD, NAVSEA, and Waterfront organization, personnel, responsibilities, and tasking.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

McKean Defense is an E-Verify company.

Job Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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