View all jobs

Direct Support Engineer

Huntsville, AL
The Lockwood Group
The Lockwood Group is a Global Professional Services Provider established with a purpose to deliver Mission Readiness service and solution to the Department of Defense and Federal Government. Our culture is built upon a Mission Readiness vision and our six core values. We believe in customer centric service delivery with intent to uncover, understand, and solve the underlying problems of the true end customers for our services – the military (the soldier, airman, seaman and Marine) and federal service professionals. 

Take the first step to "Mission Readiness" by viewing our Mission Readiness Capability video which articulates our Core Purpose: The Lockwood Group Launches Mission-Ready Capabilities Video 

Job Opening
The Lockwood Group is seeking a Direct Support Engineer to join our Elite Team supporting the US Army Fixed Wing Project Office (FWPO).

Job Responsibilities/Duties:
  • International & Transport Aircraft (ITA) for Fixed Wing Aircraft has a requirement to fill a Direct Support Engineer (DSE) that has an apprentice-level understanding of Commercial Derivative Aircraft (CDA) in:
    • Technical
    • Logistical
    • Programmatic
  • The DSE shall be able to coordinate with:
    • Industry leaders and technical counterparts
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and Transport Canada (TC)
    • other Government activities, including Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
    • Internal Army activities to define requirements
  • The DSE shall have apprentice-level knowledge in the following areas:
    • Systems Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Acquisition
  • The DSE shall have experience with aircraft avionics – including commercial and military application
  • As part of the ITA effort, the DSE should be able to interact with foreign entities and state department officials in aircraft/engines/avionics and other support for foreign military sales
  • The DSE shall support and participate system upgrades and modification to the following aircraft models, but not limited to -  C-12, C-26, UC-35, DHC-8 and C-37:
    • planning
    • managing
    • controlling
    • coordinating system
  • Duties will include development, sustainment and modification for the ITA fleet
    • Monitor and review Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
    • Familiar with FAA FAR Part 145 – repair and maintenance of aircraft
    • Oversee modernization efforts 
  • The DSE shall be able to review programs from:
    • Feasibility studies
    • Develop capability assessments
    • Develop requirements package
    • Affordability
    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • Cost performance trade-off analysis
    • Trade-off studies/analyses
    • RAM programs
    • Root cause analysis
    • Risk assessment
    • Evaluate test results
  • Prepare and develop budgetary estimates 
  • Be able to prepare and deliver briefings to management describing program status, issues, analyses, findings, results, recommendations, and conclusions as appropriate
  • Can be the Technical Lead for a variety of Platform Working Groups, Technical Interchange Meetings and Integrated Product Teams (IPT).  Additionally, the DSE will need to interact with a variety of personnel within the Fixed Wing Project Office that are non-technical. 
  • This DSE will be knowledgeable in fixed wing aircraft operations and be able to serve as a technical advisor to the Product Manager on all matters pertaining to worldwide operations, technical and program strategic planning.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to junior and mid-level engineers in development and preparation of their requirements/budgetary efforts.
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Must have an active and transferrable DoD security clearance with current investigation at the required level
  • Minimum of 4 years hands-on experience working Aviation/Fixed Wing projects
  • Ability to travel CONUS/OCONUS in performance of duties
  • The individual should be self-motivating with the ability to work both individually and within a team structure
  • Skills, Competencies, and Abilities:
    • Build strong working relationships with FW PO management, support organizations, stakeholders, and peers through timely, consistent, transparent, and effective communication
    • Plan, organize, and manage complex ITA projects simultaneously while providing innovative and executable options to resolve challenging technical and programmatic issues
    • Remain responsive and flexible to organization and technical changes
    • Strong oral and written communication skills

The Lockwood Group offers a competitive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and wellness, various optional add-on benefits, and a retirement 401(k) plan with Company match.

Lockwood Credo, Core Values and Culture
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, and our community. Service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises, exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily, and it is Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood, ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We work alongside our partners as one cohesive team.
Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 
The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

Share This Job

Powered by