Designer (ShipConstructor Exp) - 28241 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

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Job Description



Position Summary

Under general supervision, prepares moderately complex sketches, drawings and models on design projects utilizing ShipConstructor Software.  Works independently on the development of original designs or adaptations requiring specialized experience.  May plan, conduct and direct smaller projects working with or taking direction from the technical staff.

Duties and Responsibilities          

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

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

Prepares working plans and detailed drawings from sketches and notes received from Engineers or Senior Designers utilizing ShipConstructor Software. 

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 utilizing ShipConstructor Software .

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.

May supervise other Designers on some phase of design.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Associate’s degree, or technical training in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work experience and at least 2 years related experience.

 ShipConstructor Software required.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by 
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Related experience interpreting design requirements and preparing design alternatives.

Knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and/or traditional drafting methods, specifically ShipConstructor Software.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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

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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