Acquisition COTR Support Engineer, CHANTILLY, VA


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Chantilly, Virginia

Full time

Posted 5 Days Ago



Acquisition COTR Support Engineer

KBR is seeking an Acquisition COTR Support Engineer with technical expertise in government satellite systems acquisitions to support the Contract Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) with the Space & Launch (S&L) Division of the Space Systems Program Office (SSPO).  S&L manages the spacecraft and payload development,  systems integration and test activities and launch.  The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices. The position is located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.  The individual will provide direct support to the COTR.

Specific duties include:

Draft acquisition documentation to include acquisition plan, fee plan/milestone payment plan, statement of work, contract data requirements list, and other documentation required for a competitive source selection
Monitor performance requirements and identify disconnects with Request for Proposal (RFP) intent and available budget
Support processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions
Identify critical program milestones and match them with appropriate contract requirements
Develop artifacts and briefings in support of critical oversight reviews to include NRO Acquisition Board (NAB), Acquisition Strategy Councils (ASC), Contract Review Panels (CRP), and Quarterly Program Reviews (QPR)
Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel
Liaise with mission analysis and technical requirements teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition
Coordinate with other acquisition offices to ensure “end to end” acquisitions that reflect sound systems engineering practices
Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager



Bachelors and (14) fourteen or more years of experience; Masters and (12) twelve or more years of experience; PhD  (9) nine or more years of experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering discipline
Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies
Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures
Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and Basis of Estimates (BOE’s)
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills
Ability to travel domestically


Advanced Engineering degree (MS or PhD)
Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
Previous experience in the program office
Insight into mission utility of program office systems and interfaces to external components

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBKBR-R2066237 2023.07.16

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