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Program Engineer (WPB)

Company: Pacific Architects and Engineers Incorporated - Mi
Location: Palm Beach
Posted on: July 11, 2021

Job Description:

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Program Engineer (WPB)


The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities.  In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

The Program Engineer is responsible for being the point of contact to NUWC, US Navy, and contractor personnel for the planning and conduct of testing on the AUTEC test ranges and is accountable to the Test Planning Manager.


  • Evaluate assigned test support requirements and determine best method(s) for accomplishing all aspects of each program/test within the existing parameters of AUTEC capabilities to match/satisfy customer needs/requirements. Define new capabilities or additional resources if such are required.
  • Accountable for cost control management and technical instruction tasking guidance related to test support and projects as assigned.  This responsibility comprises monitoring costs and expenditures of all departments engaged in supporting test activities and coordinating status of funding with NUWC Subject Matter Experts and PAE Finance.
  • ISO assigned programs/tests, arrange for any necessary shore facility, test asset preparation/modification, shipping, staging, proper management of any HAZMAT/HAZWASTE, and/or pre/post-test logistic support. Upon program/test completion, ensure all Range User materials/equipment are returned and all AUTEC assets/facilities are restored to their original condition as required/indicated by the NUWC TPM.
  • Working through the Contractor Range Scheduler, schedule contractor assets/personnel and/or contractor controlled AUTEC resources needed to support the determined workload and be responsible for coordinating and ensuring such commitments are met.
  • Generate and post written operational documents IAW internal department policies to communicate scheduled events/programs/tests’ support requirements and ensure identified contractor support readiness to execute all scheduled support operations and functions.
  • Update and maintain test support documents in a timely fashion to reflect ongoing changes in Range User schedules/requirements as communicated by the NUWC TPM.
  • As required, develop, promulgate, and maintain standing test plans ISO on-going test programs.
  • As required and approved travel to attend/participate ISO program/test planning conferences and/or events where on-site representation is necessary.
  • Retain responsibility for assigned administrative-use USG vehicle and cell phone during duty periods and adhere to usage protocol IAW AUTEC standard procedure. 
  • Accept delegation of department support activities and other such tasks as may be assigned by the Test Planning Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Science, Electronics, preferred or equivalent.  
  • Ten years of experience in direct support of test and range operations such as Test Conductor, FORACS Engineer, Acoustics Engineer, System Controller, Range Safety Advisor or supervisor level experience in Marine Services, Range Services or Support Services.
  • Military service in a technical field involving large scale test operations may be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement and/or years of experience.
  • Applicable working knowledge of acoustical and in-air and in-water tracking systems, communications systems, and data products.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations/interface skills.
  • Strong organizational skills for prioritizing and coordinating work load and able to meet contractually mandated deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and work within a team environment as required.
  • Must be flexible, professional, and decisive in coping with changes in a real-time environment. Computer literacy in a Windows environment. Must be able to produce documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English required. Use of Microsoft Outlook email and associated tools is imperative. 
  • Close vision of computer screens/monitors. Must be able to walk up/down a one flight stairwell as well as board range craft and fixed/rotary wing air craft.
  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance;   US Citizenship is required.
  • A valid US passport and driver’s license is required.
  • Must be able to reside in a remote location with limited medical facilities as required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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