Bennett Aerospace

  • Senior Research Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/26/2018 9:12 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    About Us:


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


    Job Description:


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an opening for a highly motivated Senior Research Engineer.  The successful candidate will provide research program support to the Associate Director of Army Research Office (ARO) for Research Program Planning in his role as manager of the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) and Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) and in his role as ARO electronics program manager (50%) and to the Office of Navy Research (ONR) manager of the OSD Vannevar Bush Fellowship (VBF) University Program and manager of the ONR implementation of the MURI and DURIP programs (50%).  Access to the unclassified computer systems of ARO and ONR (at the ARO-W office) and of OSD (at the Mark Center) will be required in order to document the program activities and to access on-going management activities.


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    Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned 

    • Organizes and documents the staffing process for the yearly oversight and review of Service candidate topics for the MURI and VBF programs. Reviews topics for broad compliance with topic technical criteria of scientific quality, basic research nature, interactive multidisciplinary nature, potential for scientific advances, and potential for
    • DoD interest and provides technical advice to program managers and executives. Organize, coordinate, and document the topic revision process.
    • Develop the program announcements for the MURI and VBF programs, coordinate, and document the staffing and revision process. Resolve Service conflicts under leadership guidance.
    • Provide support to the oversight process for the DURIP program and the resolution of resource planning for the programs in the University Research Initiative.
    • Based on criteria specified by leadership, provide advice on the composition of Service evaluation panels, coordinate, and document the panel compositions.
    • Assist in organizing and implementing scientific program reviews, meetings, and documentation. Assist in tracking programs and identifying and resolving problems with execution.
    • Draft scientific program reports and power point presentations as required.
    • Interact with scientists and engineers from the academic, industrial, US government, and international communities to provide program information, identify problem issues affecting the programs, and to assist in their resolution.
    • Serve as ARO-W office manager. Oversee the office resourcing and telecommunications requirements, and the management of the facility space.
    • Provide assistance in scientific literature searches for program development and evaluation.


    • Expert in spreadsheet development, manipulation, and management.
    • Must be quick learner with new databases, portals, and systems.
    • The individual should have program management experience and have demonstrated an ability to maintain databases on technical, financial, and programmatic matters.
    • The individual should be adaptable, articulate, and able to work with a variety of professionals in government, academia, and industry.
    • The selected individual should have excellent command of Adobe and Microsoft suite of application software and be proficient in adapting to government and other on-line applications.
    • Individual must be able to work with diverse teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at ensuring good program success.
    • The individual must be able to work with diverse teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at ensuring good program success.
    • The individual must possess the ability to (a) communicate equally well to lay audience and experts in the field, both written and orally; (b) analyze research results in a field and draw conclusions about the efficacy of methods outlined; (c) review proposals (from other agencies); and (d) carry out literature surveys and write reports on the status of a sub-field.
    • Excellent computer skills.

    Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

    • Minimum Master’s degree preferred and experience in a field of engineering, science, or math
    • Minimum 2-4 years’ relevant experience in project and program management

    Travel Requirements:


    • Duties will be performed principally in the ARO-W office at 875 N Randolph St., Arlington, VA; however, occasional visits to the Pentagon and the Mark Center (Alexandria, VA) will be required.

    Language Skills:      

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations in standard American English;
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Reasoning Ability:                                                        

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Security Restrictions:

    • Must be a US Citizen eligible for SECRET Clearance due to US Government security requirements


    • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
    • Comprehensive benefits package available


    About the Army Research Office:


    The ARO mission is to serve as the Army’s executive agency for development and conduct of extramural basic research with authority and responsibility for programs in the physical sciences, engineering sciences, and mathematical and information sciences, in response to Army-wide requirements. ARO develops, acquires, and manages an extramural research program comprising both single investigator initiated projects, and small teams of investigators on multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives. Additionally, ARO develops, publishes, and disseminates Army extramural basic research interests through broad agency announcements to prospective offerors at educational and research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government and industrial laboratories. In support of research program activities, ARO ensures the award of research grants/cooperative agreements/contracts, providing technical and procurement strategy, and program oversight through the award cycle. 


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



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