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Parsons Corporation Risk Management Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Parsons is seeking a Systems Engineer for Risk Management to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) Program Offices. The System Engineer in this role will support the GMD NGI Program Offices throughout the development life cycle by identifying, analyzing, developing, reporting, and retiring risks (Technical, Test and Programmatic) which potentially affect the development and verification of the GMD Next Generation Interceptor. This individual will coordinate execution of the risk management enterprise for the GMD Element, as well as assist and advise the NGI Chief Engineer and the GM Program Risk Manager with Flight Test and Major Reviews, Document Reviews, Objective Evidence Verification, Entrance and Exit Criteria tailoring for major milestone reviews, status Risks and Watch Items (WIs), field Risk Management Process questions, and participate in contractor Risk Management Working Groups and Boards.


  • Coordinate with a team of GMD Element, Component, and Operations & Sustainment Risk Managers

  • Work with MDA/GM Chief Engineers, Chief Product Engineers, and other Risk owners to develop, maintain, update, and retire risks and watch items

  • Develop and delivering Risks and Watch Items (WIs) to the GM Engineering Review Board (ERB), the Mission Readiness Working Group (MRWG), and other MDA decision authorities for review and concurrence

  • Update Risk Packages based on GMD ERB actions, mitigation completion, changes to understanding and knowledge associated with Risk and WI content, and input from other sources

  • Maintain configuration control of Risk and WI chart packages

  • Review risk content for key Element and Component level Flight Test, Program Milestone, and Technical Reviews

  • Provide charts to the Customer for Government portions of Milestone and Mission-related Reviews as well as for Technical Interchange Meetings and Working Groups

  • Generate/coordinate briefing packages intended for customer leadership

  • Represent the interests of the customer in Working Groups, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) and related forums; provide meeting summaries to the Government Customer

  • Assist in defining and developing the Risk Management processes and procedures for the GM Element

  • Coordinate with prime contractor Risk Management Team

  • Support development and implementation of Risk Management Tools

  • Occasional Travel up to 10%

*Applicant MUST have an active DoD Secret Security Clearance*

Education, Skills, and Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree and 8+ years of related professional experience

  • Experience in the Missile Defense Agency Risk Management process

  • Public speaking/presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Strongly Preferred Experience includes:

  • US Department of Defense weapon systems design, systems engineering, development, testing, system integration, fielding, and/or operations

  • Knowledge of the DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management process.

  • A Project Management Institute (PMI) certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Risk Management Professional (RMP)

Job Description:

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.