Developing Systems Engineering Workforce Capability
Practical solutions for accelerating the development of senior systems engineers.
Heidi Davidz is a Principal Engineer in Systems Engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne, where she leads the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) initiative. In addition to MBSE, her research interests include systems engineering workforce development and systems engineering capability enhancement. Davidz received a PhD in engineering systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her dissertation addressed accelerating the development of senior systems engineers. She has a breadth of experience in the aerospace industry from supporting NASA Headquarters to running hot-fire rocket engine tests. Through several companies, she has worked in pre-acquisition planning, design, systems engineering, test, continuous improvement, and operational support. She is on the editorial board of the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) and is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering.