VPIM Automotive Engineer II

The Automotive Engineer II is a subject matter expert who engages in all aspects of the Vehicle Platform and Integration Management (VPIM) program and provides expert insight on vehicle integration issues. The Automotive Engineer II supports U.S. Department of State vehicle requirements in multiple overseas theaters in potentially high-threat environments and may be required to deploy TDY to these locations in support of the VPIM engineering effort. During overseas deployments, the Automotive Engineer II may be required to rotate between theaters and to multiple locations within each theater. The Automotive Engineer II reports directly to the VPIM Program Managers and will support the engineering efforts of the VPIM program.
Primary Responsibilities:
The Automotive Engineer will develop complete vehicle integration solutions and the associated bill of materials for each platform to provide a finished product to be properly fielded.
The Automotive Engineer II with work closely with Contingency Communications Radio (CCR) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) engineers to ensure interoperability when applicable.
The Automotive Engineer will be responsible to verify each vehicle platform can support the power requirements of all integrated systems, as well as other associated equipment and provide solutions when required.
The Automotive Engineer will develop comprehensive test plans as well as provide on-site U.S. Department of State oversight during verification testing in accordance with configuration management protocols.
The Automotive Engineer will demonstrate and apply a broad knowledge of specialization through successful completion of moderately complex assignments.
The Automotive Engineer will apply complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provide support to others involved in the VPIM mission.
Education and/or Experience:
Must possess a Bachelor?s Degree or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, or Physics Engineering/
Must possess five years of technical experience in the field of coordination and technical support for modern vehicle systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of vehicle computer, tuning, power train, and power generation systems.
Experience working with vehicles equipped with ECM, CCR, and/or high RF Output systems.
Must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of vehicles used by the U.S. Department of State, which include General Motors, Toyota, and/or BMW models.
Position requires self-motivation and the ability to work effectively under minimal supervision.
Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast paced environment on multiple projects, and have strong attention to detail.
Must demonstrate the ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a cohesive team.
Must possess excellent writing and verbal skills.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows operating systems and office automation software (e.g., Microsoft Office, SharePoint).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US passport.
Security Clearance:
TOP SECRET Clearance Level Required
Must have a current US Government TOP SECRET Personnel Security Clearance
Must have a current US Government Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (less than 4-1/2 years old) or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Single Scope Background Investigation.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to stand, walk and sit for a prolonged period of time; use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Medical conditions or physical impediments may disqualify candidates from overseas work where comprehensive medical care may be limited or unavailable, or where the condition or impediment would put the individual at unacceptable risk. Duties may be performed in an active combat zone where the employee would be required to seek shelter. There may be stress, psychological and physical hardships, and the possibility of living in field conditions associated with this position.
May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training or maintenance at diplomatic facilities. OCONUS travel may include critical threat locations around the world with austere living conditions. Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.
Work Environment:
Full-time, 40+ hour week while Domestic. Overseas travel is usually under hazardous conditions when deployed in a theater of operations. Personnel meeting the provisions of Department of State Standardized Regulations, Chapter 650 ? Danger Pay Allowance, and performing in a location determined a hazardous duty area are eligible to receive uplift pay over basic compensation.
Living Environment: When deployed overseas lodging, meals, medical and basic life support services will be provided while in a theater of operations, as well as the prevailing per diem rate for incidental expenses (I&E;).
Work Location:
The stateside work location will be in Sterling, VA and DOS Annexes in Arlington and/or Springfield, VA. The location of high-risk environments will be disclosed upon interview.
Medical Clearance:
Must be able to obtain / maintain a DoS Class 1 medical clearance.
Subsidiary: Olgoonik Global Security, LLC
Location: VA - Arlington
Requisition Number: 2011813
City: Arlington
State/Territory: US-VA
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