Survivability Engineering Manager

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 12/16/2022 Job Number: 6760

Job Description

Title: Survivability Manager Reports To: Director of Engineering

Department: Engineering FLSA Status: Exempt



Job Summary:

The Survivability Manager is a key role within the engineering team, focused at delivering the highest levels of survivability to the platform and crew for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle/Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (NGCV/OMFV) program. They are responsible for defining and delivering a balanced system design composed of physical, active and signature management solutions to ensure a highly capable and adaptable survivability solution for the future battlefield.

Essential Functions:

· Engineering support for all US Structures & Survivability Engineering activities

· Responsible for defining and delivering a balanced system design composed of physical, active and signature management solutions to ensure a highly capable and adaptable survivability solution for the future battlefield

· Armor integration

· Lead a team by example, ensuring adherence to all agreed process and operating procedures.

· Assess cost, weight and optimize a solution for the vehicle

· Materials ballistic performance & application

· Develop the organizational structure within the US VSD team to promote clear responsibilities and provide opportunities for team members to succeed in their roles.

· Manage relationships with all stakeholders to ensure performance is optimized and be able to manage the political dimensions associated with a high profile program.

· Support and adhere to all company safety and environmental regulations & policies.

· Act as the Design Authority for survivability, including safety analysis and body of evidence generation

· Apply working knowledge of the three primary disciplines of system survivability spanning physical protection, active protection and signature management to determine a balanced system design

· Control and deliver a large scale project, including financial expenditures

· Provide final approval of Technical Documents and Safety Statements according to law and/or contractual conditions.

· To lead system levels trade studies and analysis to determine a balanced system design

· Provide leadership and guidance to the survivability engineering team;

· Specify and lead both sub-system and system level qualification trials

· Undertake other duties as determined by the Engineering Director or his/her delegate.


Supervisory Responsibility:



Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (as demonstrated through experience, training and/or testing)

· Currently holds or has the ability to obtain SECRET US Defense clearance

· 5 plus years of experience as a Subject Matter Expert in Survivability

· Mechanical and Electrical engineering vehicle principles

· Applied working knowledge in the domain of survivability, with a proven track record of delivery from concept to series production

· Have the ability to manage indirect reports and grow into managing a team of direct reports

· Knowledge of the US DoD process and procedures for vehicle development and procurement.

· Familiarity with the US Army TACOM / TARDEC.

· Detailed knowledge in Systems Engineering and related Standards/ Processes

· Practical ‘hands on’ attitude with the ability to operate independently.

· Currently holds or has the ability to obtain US Defense clearance up to TOP SECRET.

· Detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering and vehicle principles.

· Detailed knowledge of Military Standards and regulations.

· Ability to present technical solutions to clients and internal stakeholders.


· BSc Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Structural, Systems, Aerospace, Automotive)



· Min 10 Years’ Experience in delivering large complex US Defense programs

· Experience of working in a multi-national, multi-organizational and corporate environment.

· Experience with bid capture, contract negotiations and delivery planning.

· Experience with CAx (i.e. UG Nx, Solid Works, CATIA, pro E) software and 3D printing.

· Experience with engineering and supply chain management in a highly regulated industry.


Background Prerequisites:

· Must undergo and meet company standards for background check, employment verification, reference checks and controlled substance testing.

· All employment at ARV is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance if the position requires it.


Preferred Qualifications:

· MSc Engineering desired (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Management)

· Ability to speak German is desirable


Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

With or without reasonable accommodations, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

· Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, occasional travel to Europe may be requir

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