UIC Alaska

Mechanical System Engineer

Location : Location
US-MD-Indian Head
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%




Bowhead seeks a Mechanical System Engineer who will work as part of a multi-disciplined team generating solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) and other government customers. The team's focus is on designing, analyzing, producing, testing, and delivering innovative prototypes.


Responsible for planning, executing, and tracking the engineering development and qualification efforts of weapons systems. Must maintain awareness of program status against system requirements. Must communicate with stakeholders, senior executives, and the technical execution team.


Job duties include but are not limited to:


  • System qualification test planning and coordination
  • Briefings to safety and engineering oversight boards
  • Providing written and oral program status reports
  • Risk management
  • Technology readiness assessments
  • Milestone and Engineering review meeting coordination


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an accredited college.
  • 5+ years of experience with DoD weapon system acquisition in a systems engineering-focused environment.
  • Knowledge of energetic system test and evaluation
  • Understanding of explosive train technology and functionality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of program personnel and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Awareness of national energetic T&E range capabilities


Physical Demands:


Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds

Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time

Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically



SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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