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Chief Engineer

Location: Hanford Works, WA
Company: VNS Federal Services
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The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technical oversight of the Engineering Services Department. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Essential Functions:

  • Define and update engineering procedures and ensure quality of engineering deliverables.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to engineering staff
  • Ensure common design processes; standardized work processes, design methodologies, technology, systems and equipment to meet the company and project needs.
  • Work closely with senior staff to ensure company and project goals are being met.
  • Resolve technical differences of opinion between engineering staff.

Accountabilities:

  • Must have advanced knowledge of engineering theories, concepts, principals, techniques and their practical application.
  • Requires a broad knowledge of engineering tools and proficiency with computer aided design and analysis of engineering software programs.
  • Ability to author technical and management reports to support technical approach and project needs/expenditures.
  • Requires strong leadership qualities, as well as excellent communication skills.

Education & Certifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and Professional Registration in an Engineering discipline is required. Advanced degree and additional engineering credentials are strongly desired.

Experience & Requirements:

Minimum of 15 years technical experience in both design and analysis of engineered systems with demonstrated, progressive experience in both areas is required. A minimum of 4 years of experience in a supervisory role, preferably managing a team of ten or more engineers and an outstanding record of successful projects. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of industry codes and standards.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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