Senior Acoustics Systems Engineer

  • Location: Manassas, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76891

Our DOD/Aerospace client is looking to fill a Senior Acoustics Systems Engineer position that just opened in Manassas, VA. In this role you will be a member of a cross functional team responsible for the design and development of submarine acoustic systems and directly contribute to the technical success of our programs through hands-on technical contributions, leadership and management of an engineering team To be considered, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or similar plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience. You must also have an active Secret Security Clearance.

Location: Manassas, VA
Position: Senior Acoustics Systems Engineer
Contract: 24 months with possibility of going direct/permanent  

Pay: $94.57/hour
Schedule: Hybrid


We are looking for a Senior Acoustics Systems Engineer.  You will be a member of a cross functional team responsible for the design and development of submarine acoustic systems and directly contribute to the technical success of our programs through hands-on technical contributions, leadership and management of an engineering team.

Duties and Tasks:

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Performs technical activities which impact the proposal, system level design, detail design and manufacture of advanced electronics systems.
  • Oversees operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Reviews project status and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Leads development of strategic tasks or small projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals and objectives.
  • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall large project.
  • Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or small projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines.
  • Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans.
  • Participates in engineering development of program strategies and teaming strategies as they relate to the assigned task.
  • Drives continuous improvement throughout the group and processes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 10+ years of job-related experience, or a Master’s degree plus 8 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred.
  • Strong ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff.
  • Ahead of technology trends with Research & Development (R&D) experience.
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills with demonstrated success leading design teams for complex projects.
  • Team player committed to ongoing professional development for yourself and others.
  • Motivated to drive innovation in design architectures, assembly, component selection, and electronics design.
  • Experienced in technical project and program management.
  • Effectively communicates technical and programmatic matters to senior level management, program offices, and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience in analysis of complex acoustic and/or vibration applications and installations on submarines.
  • Has respect of peers and colleagues for technical and management credibility.

About our client:
Our client is a mission critical DOD – Aerospace defense contractor developing solutions that will lead, serve, and protect our country.  Our client develops strategic systems for defense, civil government, intelligence and cyber end users on a international basis.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
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