Designer Principal - 28272 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job Description



As the organizational expert in the field, prepares original and highly complex sketches, drawings and models on difficult design projects requiring the exercise of considerable initiative, latitude, and independent judgment. Works independently on the development of original designs or adaptations requiring very specialized experience and the application of expert drafting techniques and thorough knowledge of practical fabrication techniques.

Draws structural, mechanical, or electrical features of related structures and equipment. 

Reviews literature, standards and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

Prepares sketches or complete detail and layout drawings from verbal or written instructions on highly complex projects.

Calculates and lays out dimensions, angles, curvature of parts, materials to be used, and relationship of various parts to the entire structure. 

Creates preliminary and/or final drawings and models using standard drafting techniques using computer assisted design.

Confers with design originator, appropriate engineering and other personnel in finalizing design concepts.

May review completion and implementation of systems additions and/or enhancements and recommends corrections in technical application and analysis to management.

Provides work guidance for other Designers and Drafters.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Expert ability in interpreting design requirements and preparing design alternatives.

Strong proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and/or traditional drafting methods.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Bachelor's Degree 10-12

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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