THAAD Electrical Engineer


Venturi, LLC A Chenega Company has an exciting career opportunity for a THAAD Electrical Engineer who will support the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor Product Office (THR) as an on-site technical advisor and subject matter expert for missile electronics. In this role, the THAAD Electrical Engineer will support the THR Chief Engineer (CE) and the THR Avionics/Electronics Division Chief's on-going efforts to support interceptor production, sustainment, and redesign/replacement of several of the weapon system's major components.


Production and sustainment activities include participating in supplier weekly Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, oversight of supplier activities, participating in Failure Review Boards (FRB), and Technical interchange meetings (TIM) and performing Technical Evaluations of proposals, plans, schedules and performance. Redesign activities include but are not limited to requirements reviews, component redesign, development, and/or analysis/selection of existing alternatives for the weapon systems batteries, communications, seeker, and guidance systems with the goal of improved weapon system producibility, performance and sustainment.

  • Provide the THR CE and THR Avionics/Electronics Division Chief with assigned issue resolution progress and status
  • Review and obtain thorough understanding of prime contractor's command media, delivered plans and procedures, and assess compliance with Government requirements and directives when requested
  • Assist the THR Avionics/Electronics Division Chief as needed to coordinate meetings, facilitate various types of reviews investigations and TIMs; record action items and provide executive summaries and meeting minutes
  • Participate and provide input to teleconferences as directed by the Government customer (e.g. weekly staff meetings, and other regularly scheduled meetings with the prime contractor and its subs)
  • Obtain information from the prime contractor as requested by the Government customer
  • Participate in selected prime contractor meetings and boards
  • Observe key manufacturing and test activities performed on-site or other locations in de-confliction with the THAAD Program's in-plant representative
  • Coordinate with functional support (Mission Assurance, Quality, Safety (QSMA), and Logistics) to support the CE requirements
  • Facilitate Government IPTs and functional areas (QSMA, Logistics, Program Operations) as requested
  • Assist with program initiatives, become the program POC at the Prime Contractor location for assigned activities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical)
  • Master's degree Preferred
  • 12+ years of related work experience
  • Electrical engineering experience in the area of avionics and/or weapon system electrical systems
  • Experienced in working in a high intensity environment with minimal supervision
  • Travel as required to other locations (pre-COVID travel requirement up to 25% of the time)
  • Active Secret clearance

  • Strong communication (oral and written)skills to include creation and presentation of briefing materials
  • Strong computer skills - working knowledge of MS office suite of tools.
  • Understanding and application of sound engineering principles related to component design, interoperability, failure investigation, and risk mitigation
  • Prior THAAD, MDA, DOD, or aerospace industry experience
  • Aerospace design, manufacturing, production and/or sustainment experience
  • Experience working with a team of government and contract engineers, technical experts and support personnel
  • Previous Project Office/Program Operations experience


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