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Risk Manager - Engineer
Huntsville, AL

Position Description: 

The Risk Manager/Engineer in this role will provide Systems Engineering support to the Missile Defense Agency Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GM) Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) Program Office. Duties will include supporting GM programs throughout the development life-cycle in identifying, analyzing, planning for, reporting and retiring GBI risks (technical, test and programmatic) and managing issues affecting the mitigation strategies.

Will work in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment providing technical expertise to assist the Government in the oversight of contractor GBI Risk Management activities. Will serve as the GBI Kill Vehicle (KV) Risk point of contact for: document reviews, Objective Evidence verification, Entrance and Exit Criteria tailoring for major milestone reviews, status of Limitations, Risks, Issues and Opportunities, Risk Management Process questions, and contractor Risk Management working groups and boards.
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Responsibilities:

• Provide Chief Engineers (CE), Chief Product Engineers (CPE) and other Risk owners with insight into the risk management process and status of risks as maintained in the official GM risk register
• Create and update chart packages for timely input to meetings as required, including but not limited to Milestone and Engineering Technical Reviews, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), working groups, and leadership briefs
• Maintain configuration control of all working documents necessary for robust management of Limitations, Risk, Issues and Opportunities while ensuring continuous incorporation of changes
• Actively facilitates, endorses and supports the interests of the customer in working groups, TIMs and related forums
• Provides reports, including status and meeting summaries to the Government Customer

Position Requires an Active Secret Clearance
Education/Experience Requirements:

• BA/BS: Engineering, Science, Mathematics
• 5+ years related experience

Other Requirements:

Must possess a demonstrated ability to:
  • Develop clear and concise briefings to explain complex situations to all levels of leadership
  • Maintain configuration control of a document while including edits and inputs from diverse sources
  • Effectively interact with personnel at all levels and backgrounds in contractor and government organizations
  • Review large amounts of information, extract and summarize the key points
  • Requires a high proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint to include chart creation, use of multiple templates, image manipulation, and drawing objects; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Must be organized; self-starter; good time management; ability to work independently; adaptable; detail-oriented; good proof-reading skills
Highly Desired:

  • Experience with US Department of Defense weapon systems design, systems engineering, development, testing, system integration, fielding, and operations
  • Experience as a Department of Defense government contractor
  • Knowledge of engineering and program risk management principles
  • Knowledge of the DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management process. 
  • Experience in the Missile Defense Agency risk management process desired
  • A Project Management Institute (PMI) certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Risk Management Professional (RMP) desired
  • Experience in proper marking of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), For Official Use only (FOUO), and Classified information
  • Knowledge of Basic Statistics
  • Public speaking/presentation skills
  • Occasional (up to 10%) Travel
  • Secret Clearance required

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.


Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.


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