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Aircraft Carrier Construction Task 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.

We are looking for an experienced Aircraft Carrier Construction Task Lead to join our team in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will:

  • Keep abreast of program requirements.
  • Provide analysis/applicability to Aircraft Carrier acquisition strategy.
  • Update and maintain existing Test and Evaluation (T&E) planning documentation (Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) 1610, Modeling and Simulation Master Plan, Operational Requirements Document (ORD), Capability Production Document (CPD), etc.). 
  • Facilitate planning meetings, coordinate and develop presentations for internal status meetings, and coordinate and develop briefings to other organizations and higher authorities.
  • Coordinate with the T&E WIPT to include DOT&E, USD (AT&L), DASN Ships, OPNAV, COMOPTEVFOR and appropriate Navy activities and Labs. 
    Assist in the development of required T&E documents that provide the overall test strategy, and associated program objectives of the Aircraft Carrier Warfare System in support of the ORD for Future Aircraft Carrier CVN 78 Class Interoperability requirements. 
  • Coordinate with PEO (IWS), SPAWAR, NCTSI and JITC to ensure it has access to the latest information.  
  • Coordinate with the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and NAVSEA 05V, on test and evaluation issues as directed by the COR.
  • Support the T&E Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and subordinate IPTs (Command and Control, External Communications, Systems Engineering and Information Infrastructure, etc.) related to Aircraft Carrier T&E.
  • Maintain databases including coordination of entries for the lessons learned program.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering/science management, operations research analysis, or financial / cost analysis. 
  • Significant experience in U. S. Navy with similar organizations.
  • An active Secret security clearance with eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance.


Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree in a business or technical field.
  • DoD/Navy ACAT I Program.
  • Navy Test and Evaluation Experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Program Manager  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number PRO-20-00023  
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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