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Systems Engineer

  • Location: Annapolis, 21401
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 11 days ago

Long term contract opportunity in Annapolis, MD for a Systems Engineer. Will support leading teams of engineers in developing and deploying complete integrated solutions and systems for the Rail/Transit industry.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Technical Lead Engineer for complex integration, software and hardware projects.
  • Leadership and value-added application of Systems Engineering practices.
  • Analyze, trace, and ensure adherence to system requirements on all assigned projects through the development and maintenance of the requirements traceability matrix.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and document all explicit and implicit system operational concepts through interaction with all stakeholders on assigned projects.
  • Ensure system and subsystem design meet the system requirements through development of documentation, participation in design reviews, and constant communication with other functional disciplines on assigned projects.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the technical solution within each functional discipline and maintain that understanding as the technical solutions are enhanced and mature.
  • Follow all company ISO, CMMI, and engineering policies and procedures in performing day to day activities on assigned projects.
  • Plan and develop engineering management plan for assigned projects, including engineering schedules, budget plans, and staffing plans.
  • Identify and evaluate risks and opportunities on all assigned projects and work with the project manager to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Work closely with the project manager on assigned projects to ensure project performance in regards to cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Monitor and report project engineering performance to leadership through formal status reviews and develop project corrective action plans to improve project performance when necessary.
  • Perform engineering trade studies on new technologies or new solutions.
  • Organize and direct assigned project team members from other functional disciplines to ensure schedule adherence, timely issue resolution, and proper prioritization of tasks.
  • Assist business development with bid and proposal opportunities through development of compliance matrices, technical solution, cost estimation, and proposal documentation.
  • Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Systems Engineering, or Electrical Engineering preferred. Computer Science or Industrial Engineering will be considered.
  • 8-10+ years of experience, 3+ years of experience in a lead position: Technical Project Manager, Chief Engineer, etc.
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and 5+ years of experience.
  • Prefer engineering experience in project operations, including all phases of the system development life cycle.
  • Experience managing system requirements or technical project management.
  • Experience with requirements management tools, such as DOORS.
  • Experience with scheduling tools, such as MS Project or Primavera.
  • Proven domain knowledge and knowledge of products, systems, industry best practices, and applicable regulatory requirements on assigned projects.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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