AECOM USAF Test Manager in Wright Patterson, Ohio

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151650BR

Position Title USAF Test Manager

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Ohio

City Wright Patterson AFB

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a USAF Test Manager to support its operations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio to provide on-site support for developmental and operational testing, including planning meetings and test execution.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with development of project cost estimates, have knowledge of the system engineering process and project configuration management requirements.

  • Apply military aircraft operational knowledge and experience in order to identify operational and logistical impacts and translate operational requirements into contractual statements of work.

  • Apply experience in US military aircraft with an in-depth understanding of operational employment and weapons capability as well as the software development process.

  • Provide support for meetings in support of the Chief Engineer. Utilizes systems integration and current configuration knowledge.Develop and coordinate Flight Test Program Schedules that support the program’s Integrated Master Schedules.

  • Represent the program on the Integrated Test Team and coordinate appropriate test resources to support test requirements.

  • Apply expertise in avionics subsystem integration and including but not limited to fire control systems, stores management, displays, navigation systems, data links, electronic warfare defensive equipment, and communications.

  • Apply knowledge of test infrastructure, including US government test aircraft configurations, instrumentation, and test capabilities, and contractor flight test capabilities.

  • Apply knowledge of the operational flight program (OFP) development and testing processes, translating requirements into executable programs. Support the management of risk, cost, schedule, and performance of the test programs for OFP development.Apply integration, communication, coordination, organizational, and planning expertise to technical and acquisition efforts.

  • Support avionics and weapons capabilities; complex weapon(s) integration; aircraft operations and employment; development of aircrew vehicle interface; OFP requirements development; aircraft mission; authorized aircraft configurations and capabilities; aircraft subsystems; systems integration.

  • Support studies and analysis of tradeoffs for incorporation of potential capabilities in future development efforts.

  • Assist in establishing, directing, and leading technical interchange meetings and working groups, serving as a liaison between the customer and program office.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidate shall have 15 years of experience and an accredited Bachelor Degree in Engineering.

  • Must currently possess a Secret Security Clearance.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard (Customer specified) applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of ten years of experience supporting program management tasks related to developmental and operational test and evaluation of acquisition and modernization programs.

  • A minimum of five years of experience leading people and managing programs.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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