Survivability Manager

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00019767
Date Posted:Nov 16
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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Our client - a Manufacturing company in the Defense Industry - is looking for a Survivability Lead / Manager to join their growing team.

Position 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engineering support for all US Structures & Survivability Engineering activities to include but not limited to
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Materials ballistic performance & application
  • Behind armor effects mitigation
  • Armor integration
  • Product development IAW MIL-STD-209K
  • Active Protection System integration
  • Mine blast design and testing
  • Potentially act as the Design Authority for the Structures and Survivability disciplines, including body of evidence generation.
  • Lead/coordinate/support the engineering efforts for NGCV/OMFV including: requirement traceability and compliance analysis, design maturation and associated development gate reviews, vehicle subsystem packaging, SWAP-C alignment, and supplier management.
  • Support the development of subsystem and component Statement of Work (SOW), Critical Item Development Specification (CIDS), Interface Control Document (ICD), and supplier Request of Proposal (RFP) artifacts.
  • 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
  • Assist in development and execution of sub-system and system level qualification testing as applicable
  • Lead system levels trade studies and analysis to determine a balanced system design.
  • Provide review/final approval of Technical Documents
  • 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.
  • Control and deliver a large scale project, including financial expenditures.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. Occasional travel to Europe may be required.

Job Requirements:


  • BSc Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Structural, Systems, Aerospace, Automotive)
  • MSc Engineering desired (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Management)


  • 10 years experience minimum in delivering large complex US Defense programs
  • Applied working knowledge in the domain of structures and survivability, with a proven track record of product development throughout the entire product lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Systems based design and related Standards/Processes
  • Experience with bid capture, contract negotiations and delivery planning.

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to

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