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  • Junior Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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    Mayvin® is currently seeking experienced applicants for a Junior Engineer position for an effort in support of The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Air Warfare & Weapons Science and technology Department (Code 35) which is responsible for fostering, planning, managing and executing scientific research and technology development on behalf of the Navy and Marine Corps. This effort will provide engineering and analytical support as well as programmatic management and business support for Codes 35, 351, and 352, as well as support for ONR sponsored development projects. The position will be located at ONR Headquarters located in Arlington, VA and is contingent upon contract award.


    You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered. Active Secret clearance is required. 


    • Support the Program Officer in strategic analyses, market research, special studies and road mapping activities for improving planning, processes and S&T program investments.
    • Conceptualize technology development strategies, creates integrated program plans including interdependencies and products from companion projects. Develops options tailored to various opportunities or constraints
    • Assist in technology assessments and evaluations
    • Provide input to the Program Officer in meeting the objectives of their programs and in carrying out associated technical and program management responsibilities, including assessments of the current state of the art, assistance in evaluation of white papers (in an advisory capacity, vice as an evaluator) that may be submitted from universities/industry in response to Broad Agency Announcements or other calls for proposals
      • Assist in preparation for internal reviews of ONR sponsored programs
      • Gather information and data on progress and accomplishments from the various performers and assemble information for use in internal reviews
    • Organize and administer conferences, symposiums and workshops, steering groups, program reviews, technical meetings and other events as required, including coordinating and tracking of certifications, proposals, and completed reviews. Assist in identifying subject-matter-experts to serve as peer reviewers, preparing and providing background information of each project for the peer reviewers, providing logistical support for the review, and gathering the results and assembling a report for the program manager to document the process and results
    • Attend meetings; coordinate with government organizations; organize, coordinate schedules of invitees, hosts and coordinate meetings; prepare program presentations; and provide audio-visual services/equipment at meetings
    • Assist the program officer in the formulation and execution of science and technology programs; Monitor both the technical and programmatic progress of various performers and keep the program officer informed, including participation in teleconferences and meetings, such as design reviews, program and financial status reviews, or technical interchange meetings. Additionally, the contractor will keep the program manager abreast of progress through monthly reports and other reports as needed
    • Attend design reviews and coordinate key demonstrations and testing
    • Provide input to draft briefings, and draft letters for the Program Officer, enabling him to respond to inquiries related to the relevant programs
    • Use SharePoint and Viewnet to setup and modify pages and upload briefs, reports, papers, etc.
    • Coordinate and consolidate departmental responses to Requests for Information from Congress and other relevant government organizations, such as OSD, DON, Senior ONR management, relevant Joint Technology Offices, DARPA, Naval Directed Energy Steering Group (NDESG), ASN (RDA), etc. Interfaces effectively with physicists, scientists and engineers from Department of Energy Laboratories, Department of Defense Laboratories, Industry, Academia, as well as Congressional Liaison, and other key partners and stakeholders
    • Clearly and effectively communicate complex issues verbally and in writing for senior executive audiences, both inside and outside of DoD
    • Draft, review, and edits high level communications products to include PowerPoint presentations, white papers, technical reports, ghost emails, etc.
    • Track, obtain approval of appropriate offices and maintains database of all technical abstracts, papers, journals, briefs and posters on work performed on program funds. Coordinate with all performers to ensure that any publication on work funded by program is reviewed by program manager, management, public affairs office and security as appropriate
    • Compile and coordinate paperwork for human subject and animal use in research
    • Provide Subject Matter Experts (SME) on an ad hoc basis in order to provide critical technical and Navy programmatic knowledge. SME support is dependent on future programs within the Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department, but is to provide key skills in the areas of physics, aerospace materials, energetic, surface and air launched weapons, kinetic and directed energy weapons, robotics and unmanned aerial systems, air vehicle design, structures and subsystems, air vehicle structures and subsystems, vehicle self-protection and survivability and air vehicles design, modeling and simulation. SME support is primarily used for the Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) programs, but may be provided for other programs, as required. SME support provides insightful alternatives to program options prior to decision making milestones. Collect, advise and inform through information collected



    • 2 Years of Experience with a BS Degree in Specified Area or 1 Year of Experience with MS


    • Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.


    • Prior technical experience in the technologies related to Code 35 to include: High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Powered Microwave (HPM) weapon systems, Hypersonics, Aircraft Propulsion, Aircraft Structures and Materials, Aerodynamics, and Flight Controls, Electric Weapons, Autonomous Systems, Energetic Materials, Weapon Technologies
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience with the application of System Engineering to technology development programs
    • Experience with the management of Science and Technology Programs and program transition to the warfighter
    • Ability to synthesize diverse sources of information
    • Understanding of military tactics and employment of new weapon systems
    • Proficiency in office automation software (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
    • Required fiscal basic skills (e.g. excel and basic accounting/forecasting of execution budgets) - to coordinate with contract support fiscal staff, should also have rudimentary knowledge of DoD annual budgetary cycling, in order to oversee fiscal execution of highly technical efforts and identify risky behavior by Principal Investigators
    • Experience interfacing with various performer types such as academia, industry and government performers
    • Experience in assisting in the management of large complex technical development programs
    • Deep knowledge and experience in Navy S&T and acquisition organizational structure
    • Experience in preparing program material and answering data calls from senior navy leadership and congress


    About Mayvin:


    Mayvin is a dynamic small business created out of a commitment to deliver unparalleled service to our clients. Our team brings expert knowledge of project management services specializing in Streamlined Acquisition and Operations Management to government organizations. We create effective strategies for program design, execution, and sustainment while implementing action plans to provide our clients with maximum visibility, access, and an impact that serves the needs of the United States. Our team has a diverse array of credentials directly related to providing a comprehensive mission support plan for both military and civilian agencies.


    A "Mayvin" is a trusted expert in a particular field who seeks to pass knowledge on to others - a builder of networks, a communicator of knowledge.


    Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a dynamic corporate culture and supportive team environment. 


    Mayvin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


    Mayvin is a current participant in E-Verify and conducts internal I-9 audits at least once per year.


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