Test Conductor in Nassau at PAE

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Test Conductor

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide instrumented operational areas in a real world environment to satisfy research, development, test and evaluation requirements and operational performance assessment of war fighter readiness in support of the full spectrum of maritime warfare. 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 on the AUTEC Project.

The Test Conductor is responsible for the overall conduct and execution of test events on the AUTEC tracked range and is accountable to the Test Operations Manager.


  • Manage real-time operations of all range tracking systems, vessels, helicopters, and other assets participating in the operation including test participants to effectively meet the test operation requirements in an efficient manner.
  • Review all relevant test operations documents such as operation directives, test plans, pre-test briefings, and unclassified and classified naval messages.
  • Attend pertinent test meetings including Range Safety briefs, pre-test briefs, test specific planning meetings, and range scheduling meetings. 
  • Oversee and supervise the Test Operations Team ensuring all range operation personnel receive a through in-brief on current range operations.
  • Support the US Navy Range Safety Watch Officer (RSWO) to ensure test operations are performed in a safe manner and all test operations are in compliance with the AUTEC Range Safety program.
  • In the absence of the RSWO, take decisive action to avoid situations that could result in danger to personnel or damage to vessels or equipment.
  • Maintain real-time logs of all test operations in accordance with established procedures and oversee supplemental documentation requirements such as deficiency reports, range utilization reports, and weapons reports.
  • Provide point of contact between contractor and NUWC duty team and Range Users to ensure real-time requirements and changes are appropriately managed.
  • Provide technical evaluation to the duty team of any real-time problem and suggest alternatives for meeting test objectives.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment to meet customer demands in conjunction with keeping company objectives in focus. 
  • Perform other test related duties and tasks as may be assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, Science, Electronics, or equivalent required.
  • Ten years of AUTEC experience with range test operations as a Tracking Controller, Graphic Controller or equivalent in a direct test support role.
  • Military service or commercial experience (5 yrs.) in tandem with an AS Degree in a technical field involving large scale test operations may be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement and/or years of experience.
  • Knowledge of AUTEC capabilities beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of various tracking, acoustical, and/or communication systems as well as performance characteristics of US Navy vessels and anti-submarine warfare tactics a plus. 
  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment. Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English required. Use of Microsoft Outlook email and associated tools is imperative. 
  • Capacity to manage close vision work on computer screens/monitors. Must be able to walk up/down a one flight stairwell as well as board range craft and fixed/rotary wing air craft.
  • Work independently and as a part of a team with contractor, Range User and NUWC personnel. 
  • Aptitude for tactful interaction with a wide variety of military and civilian personnel of various nationalities. 
  • Ability to remain calm and decisive under pressure; remain flexible and professional coping with changes in a real-time environment.
  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance; US Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.
  • A valid US Passport and Driver’s License is required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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