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Company: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Location: Washington, DC
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace



Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the Northern Virginia area just a few miles south of the Pentagon.  We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.


SPA's Undersea and Surface Warfare Division (USWD) provides timely, objective, analytic assessments, strategic planning, and expert operational, technical and acquisition support to the Undersea Community. We are trusted agents of NAVSEA and Program Executive Officer Submarines.


SPA is seeking multiple candidates with various levels of experience to support a PEO (SUB) Program Office as an engineer/technical analyst.


  • Provide Undersea Weapon System engineering subject matter expertise to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs and program managers for selected appropriated programs.
  • Assist in overseeing and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.
  • Assist government program managers in developing weapon system requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.
  • Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.
  • Provide engineering realism to the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing time and cost estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience demonstrating proficiency in areas discussed above. This may include working in support of the Department of Defense, an armed service, or a related position (such as think tanks, Congressional staff, UARCs/FFRDCs, or other defense contractors).
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong communication and customer management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Active Secret Security DoD clearance.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's /Master's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Systems Engineering; Software Development, Programming, and Network; Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM); System Safety; Configuration Management (CM) and System Design Technical Data Package; Quality Assurance (QA); Weapon System End-of-lifecycle De-mil/Inactivation and Disposal; Test and Evaluation; Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis; Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout; Engineering Management
  • Relevant experience in Navy acquisition or in-service programs that includes leading programs or projects and interfacing with an end item customer.


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