PAE, Inc Program Engineer / Technical Instruction Analyst in West Palm Beach, Florida

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Program Engineer / Technical Instruction Analyst

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/TI Analyst 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 providing interface support to Test Planning TI managers on the AUTEC Project.


  • 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.

  • The PE/TIA will report to the Test Planning Manager.

  • 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.

  • Assist department TI managers with meeting funding management reports and timelines.

  • Work closely with Cost Control Analysts to ensure department TI funding reports are accurate and timely.

  • 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 plan 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 and adhere to scheduled maintenance and 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, and Electronics or equivalent education and experience required.

  • 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.

  • Five (5) or more years of accounting experience preferred.

  • Ten (10) 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.

  • 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 copying with changes in a real-time environment.

  • Advanced command of Microsoft Office Suite to include Access relational databases, Excel (including VLOOKUP, pivot tables, and macros), Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English required. Capacity to manage close vision work on computer screens/monitors.

  • 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 travel and work 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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