Job Overview


This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders.  SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.  As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

The Director, Propulsion and Power serves as the engineering executive and technical authority for all aspects of naval aviation propulsion and power systems engineering throughout full product life cycle and has direct impact on the readiness and safe operations of aviation propulsion & power systems for all naval aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary wing (ship and land based).  The incumbent reports directly to the SES/Deputy Assistant Commander for Research & Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command.


  • This Senior Executive is the key technical voice on the DoN/USMC Propulsion Management Board, which includes sponsors/DoN Type Commands, directly influencing the reliability/life, total ownership costs of the Navy’s inventory of 7,000 aircraft engines.
  • The incumbent represents DON with the private sector industry, other services and agencies, in tech authority leadership areas for both system/program specific and general matters, influencing DoN/DoD community policy and practices for investments in engine systems, technology, and management.  Adjudicates, negotiates varying interests and applies judgments drawn from tech authority affecting both program progression and delivered system capabilities, availability.
  • Incumbent is responsible for a technical workforce of over 600 civilians/military/contractor across 4 major locations and manages a budget of $200.0M and substantially influences >$1.0B in program development and life cycle total ownership costs.