Staff Communications & Surveillance Systems Engineer for Fixed Towers

US-TX-Fort Worth
5 months ago(8/24/2017 12:20 PM)
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Join a new and growing systems product development team for Homeland Security Programs! This position is for an Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) Deployment Engineer at Elbit Systems of America (ESA). The position is based in Fort Worth Texas, and requires frequent travel to the border between the United States and Mexico ranging across multiple states.


  • Responsible for developing the right sensors for System Deployment Plans (SDP) for fixed surveillance towers with surveillance cameras, radars, laser range finders, laser illuminators, microwave communications, solar power systems, generators, and smart fencing in remote areas along the United States border with Mexico
  • Responsible for leading the development of and submitting detailed written System Deployment Plans, including construction drawings, electrical drawings, communications analysis, structural analysis, temperature analysis, power analysis, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) plans, Storm Water Pollution Plans (SWPP), and Spill Response Plans (SRP)
  • Responsible for presenting System Deployment Plans to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Deployment Design Meetings (DDM) and Deployment Readiness Meetings (DRM)
  • Responsible for coordinating with engineers, schedulers, procurement personnel, subcontract managers, quality assurance personnel, and construction subcontractors
  • Responsible for monitoring deployment status, addressing deployment risks, and serving as a deployment Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Responsible for leading the development of and submitting Deployment Closeout Packages (DCP) with as-built drawings and deployment quality documentation.  


Activities include:

  • Developing System Deployment Plans (SDP)
    • Reviewing civil engineering drawings
    • Reviewing communications analysis
    • Reviewing electrical drawings
    • Reviewing structural analysis
    • Reviewing temperature analysis
    • Reviewing power analysis
    • Reviewing Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Plans
    • Reviewing Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plans
    • Reviewing Spill Response Plans (SRP)
  • Developing and updating deployment schedules
  • Identifying and managing deployment risk
  • Leading Deployment Design Meetings (DDM)
  • Leading Deployment Readiness Meetings (DRM)
  • Leading weekly deployment hot wash meetings with CBP and subcontractors
  • Developing Deployment Closeout Packages (DCP)
    • Reviewing as-built civil engineering drawings
    • Reviewing deployment quality artifacts



  • Manage multiple subcontractors during the deployment effort
  • Lead Systems Engineer for one or more deployments 


Minimum Qualifications:



A Bachelor’s degree in  electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related technical field is required. A minimum of 10 years engineering management experience is required.  A minimum of 5 years systems engineering experience is required.   Engineering project management experience is preferred.      


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

    • Excellent systems engineering skills
    • Engineering management experience
    • Ability to work independently; build and lead an Integrated Product Team (IPT)
    • Ability to negotiate and apply tact and diplomacy with internal/external customers
    • Demonstrated ability to complete programs successfully; within scope, on time, within budget while delivering a quality product to the customer
    • Must be knowledgable in new areas (ex: tower construction, permitting, environmental protection, etc.)
    • Excellent skills in time management, meeting facilitation, and problem-solving
    • Excellent communications skills: ability to clearly communicate ideas verbally and in writing
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Must be able to obtain a favorably adjudicated DHS Background Investigation (BI)


Unique working conditions or physical demands in this job: 

  • Matrix organizational structure
  • Fast-paced
  • Deliverables-oriented
  • Will require frequent regional travel


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