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Engineering Manager (NAMLS)

Job Description:

Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that affect the world?

Leidos Civil is leading the way in solving internationally pressing issues, including:
  • Aviation - Guiding the world's air traffic, managing 43,000+ flights for 2.5 million passengers per day
  • Logistics & infrastructure support - Operating infrastructure for large-scale nuclear cleanup efforts
  • Cybersecurity - Monitoring advanced threats; managing security services and utility command and control centers
  • Facility management & operations - Operating the world's longest supply chain to Antarctica
  • Energy engineering - Restoring power during hurricane efforts; helping communities achieve significant energy savings
  • Environmental management - Delivering innovative environmental solutions and wildlife conservation plans
  • IT infrastructure modernization - Helping 2+ million citizens recover from identity theft; maintaining global biometrics systems
  • Transportation security solutions - Securing U.S. borders with 1200+ radiation and explosive monitors; designing vehicle solutions that save lives, reduce congestion, and boost fuel efficiency

If you desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team of science and technology leaders, then Leidos Civil is the place for you!

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.

When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

Leidos...Practical Answers for a Complicated World

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager professional with extensive aviation background in support of the National Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Services with the CBP. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for aircraft reliability, aircraft maintenance programs, Airworthiness Directive and Service Bulleting review, liaison engineering, to include the generation, assignment, scheduling, tracking of all engineering documentation required to support the NAMLS operational fleet. Utilize your skills in the application of engineering principles to business practice. This includes, but is not limited to: STC data packages, Engineering Orders, engineering development for test equipment and any other technical documentation needed to accomplish the project goals. This position will further be responsible for research and evaluation regarding technical feasibility for the installation of new avionics systems into various airframes as determined by DHS/CBP.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Management and operations of the Centralized National Maintenance Control Center (NMCC)
  • Maintenance Engineering support and oversight
  • Oversee and Manage Fleet maintenance and engineering activities for CBP fleet
  • Establish standard operating procedures and guidelines for centralized maintenance maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Develop and present capital and expensed projects for fleet reliability, operational and regulatory projects to senior program staff
  • Monitor and administer Technical and Non-technical training activities for Fleet Supervisors/AOS Site Managers
  • Develop and maintain data resources and business intelligence to promote real-time, accurate operational and historical data
  • Prepare and communicate reliability and operational "health" of organization at monthly Reliability meetings
  • Proactively drive significant near-term improvements in fleet operational performance, positively impacting CBP fleet performance, and providing the foundation for sustainable high performance
  • Support and coordinate engineering support for non-standard repairs
  • Prepare and Manage annual budgets for Aircraft Major Maintenance (scheduled/unscheduled) and Component Repair/Procurement.
  • Oversee and responsible for the overall compliance and reliability of aircraft, engine and components and operations focused on delivering reliable and cost-effective maintenance solutions to CBP.
  • Review and approve FAA-approved Maintenance Program changes to satisfy regulatory and operational improvement requirements.
  • Assess Configuration Specifications for new or used acquisition aircraft to be operated in the CBP fleet.
  • Survey and select used aircraft for CBP fleet integration recommendations
  • Implementation maintenance requirements for new aircraft going into service utilizing OEM and military maintenance requirements, Airworthiness Directives (AD), Service Bulletins (SB) and incorporated STCs
  • Identify modifications, alterations, repairs to enhance fleet performance and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage structural modifications at MRO facilities ensuring compliance to STC or SB requirements
  • Fleet management/matrix management concept
  • Daily operational issues and strategic improvement initiatives

Knowledge & Skills
  • Extensive knowledge of FAA 14CFR and DoD regulatory requirements
  • Extensive experience with aircraft standardization, fleet management, reliability and compliance
  • Experience with new and used aircraft configuration and specifications for standardization efforts
  • Experience with airframe structures modification engineering, repair and workflows
  • Ability to develop and present senior staff-level briefings and management reports.
  • Demonstrated experience with process improvement approaches and change management.
  • Excellent communication interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment.

Experience & Education
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, quality, or business management and equivalent experience, 10+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 8+ years or prior relevant experience. Generally 7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • 15 years progressive experience in related engineering, avionics & systems ideal.
  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant Technician and/or Inspection Authorization (IA) certification beneficial
  • ASQ Certified desired. Knowledge of the ISO 9000/AS9100 standards beneficial.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and general experience in dealing with environmental issues.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

Normal office environment; Aviation hangar and ramp.


Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

This position may be remote.

Preferred experience includes:
  • New / Used Aircraft Configuration / Decision-making / Detail Specification(s) and Selected Option Process and Execution
  • Aircraft Evaluation and Pre-Purchase / Pre-& Post-Lease Surveys
  • Aircraft Standardization Work scopes and Engineering Requirements
  • Operational and Maintenance Program Integration
  • Program Management Development and Oversight
  • Airframe Structures STC Modification Engineering, Repair and Workflows
  • Fleet Management / Reliability and Regulatory Compliance
  • MRO/HMV experience from Structures / Systems / Avionics / Other Maintenance perspectives
  • CBP fleet experienced
  • Liaison Engineering
  • Duties may include organizing and directing technical staff to meet objectives for implementation and sustainment of the maintenance program for a fleet of aircraft, including fleet capability improvement efforts

Supplemental Detail

LEADERSHIP & TALENT MANAGEMENT: Manages a project or family which includes staff with technical experience working with maintenance programs involved in planning and scheduling of maintenance requirements, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, STC accomplishment and maintenance material requirements. Responsible for creating workforce and staffing plans for project/family to ensure efficient use of resources. Typically has hiring, firing, promotion and reward authority within own area, in accordance with organizational guidelines.

KNOWLEDGE: Requires deep management and leadership knowledge to lead cross-family project or program teams or manage across multiple families. Typically has mastery within a specific technical discipline/area or broad expertise across multiple related disciplines.

IMPACT: Directs activities that have significant impact on the achievement of results for the project/function. Work requires a high degree of responsibility for understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.


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