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Project Engineer - Acquisition Engineering Agent 


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 seeking a Project Engineer to join our team in Virginia Beach, VA. The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide project management, project supervision, planning, organizing and supervising designers / drafters and technicians.
  • Attend meetings and provide professional recommendations as requested.
  • Professionally interface with customers and vendors. Maintain superior customer relations and communications
  • Provide quality products within the project and technical requirements.
  • Develop builder’s specifications and oversee boat builder’s execution of those specification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in an open communicative environment, and be able to adapt to changing design requirements rapidly.
  • Prepare engineering sketches to help designers and drafters to complete engineering drawings.
  • Check and review documents produced by other members of the department for completion and accuracy.
  • Develop and apply advance methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex technical problems.
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate projects or moderate phases of significant projects, coordinating efforts with engineers and staff.
  • Develop and perform formal technical reports summarizing analyses, calculations and engineering studies.
  • Provide in-client customer (Government Lead of an Acquisition Engineering Agent team) with project support, field engineering and detailed design and system’s engineering for United States Navy small boats.
  • Provide engineering calculations, technical solutions and professional guidance for boats and crafts systems and operations related issues.
  • Strive to maintain quality products, within schedule and cost.


Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Structural and/or Marine Engineering) from an accredited institution. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with small crafts and boats.
  • Must possess the following skills/experience:
    • Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong communication, written and documentation skills.
    • Extensive attention to detail, ability to multi-task and the drive to take ownership in one’s work.
    • An understanding of boat acquisition process from builder’s specification to fleet delivery.
    • Multi-disciplined experience in design, construction, planning and production and operations for small boats.
  • Must be available for CONUS and OCUNUS travel. 
  • U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (preferred)


Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Project Engineer - Acquisition Engineering Agent  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number LOG-21-00003  
Location Virginia Beach, VA  
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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