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Baseline Management Lead 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

The ideal candidate will support the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) program. LCS is an in-service ship program with new ships in construction. LCS delivers capabilities across multiple mission areas and the ability to operate flexibly in the littorals, employing manned and unmanned systems. The staff will be headquartered in Washington, DC at the Washington Navy Yard with some staff and travel taking place at work locations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Mobile, Alabama; San Diego, California; Mayport, Florida and Bath, Maine.

We are seeking a Baseline Management Lead to join our team in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will:

  • Maintain the LCS 501 baseline management plan and procedures.
  • Monitor and review existing LCS policies to ensure the accuracy of all LCS ship.
  • Maintain an electronic database of all LCS critical artifacts and decisions to retain a comprehensive baseline representation of all LCS ship variants.
  • Participate and support various process meetings to include; but, not limited to: Configuration Control Boards (CCBs), Baseline Locking Events, Baseline Working Groups and Class Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs).
  • Support the review and validation of LCS Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) submittals and correspondence.
  • Provide support of LCS transition and transfer book development at each LCS ship Obligation Work Limiting Date (OWLD). Update and maintain the LCS Transition Instruction which provides methodology for capturing all required artifacts.
  • Review all LCS products and decisions papers for impacts to the Warfare System Interface Diagrams (WSIDs).
  • Assist with coordination and participation in Technical Baseline Audits for validation of Configuration Items (CIs) as required.
  • Provide configuration management services and assist in the maintenance of LCS Class CM Plan, as required.
  • Provide management, technical and administrative evaluations for Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and related change documents.
  • Develop Independent Government Estimates (IGE) to support proposed engineering changes, as required.
  • Assist in the maintenance and retention of master records of all CM documentation, policy, correspondence and related materials on the IDE.
  • Support inspections of shipboard installations to determine completeness of change incorporation, as required.
  • Assist in the management of the Configuration Control Baseline (CCBL) Implementation Process for contract documentation updates.
  • Maintain databases to include all CM and DM products.
  • Provide Data Management support services. Assist in the LCS Class DM Plan revision, as required.
  • Develop data requirements based upon modified Statement of Work (SOW) and Build Specifications.
  • Support Implementing Activity for all DD1423 modifications.
  • Maintain CDRL receipt, distribution, and adjudication comments.
  • Assist with the management of Request for Deviations (RFD).
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Government Furnished Information (GFI) Management Plan. Assist in the receipt of GFI data from Participating Acquisition Reporting Manager (PARMs) to support contractual delivery dates identified in Schedule C.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years experience with DoD acquisition processes
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Experience in/with Navy ship Baseline Management
  • US Citizenship is a prerequisite
  • An active Secret security cleaarance.


Strongly Desired:

  • Direct experience with a NAVSEA shipbuilding program
  • 5 years' experience in/with Navy ship Baseline Management


Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Baseline Management Lead  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number OPE-20-00011  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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