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Systems Engineer - 27413 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Bachelor's degree in naval architecture, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, systems engineering (ABET-Accredited), or a related discipline plus at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 11 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology.

- Professional Engineer (PE) certification desirable.
- Experience working with Navy ship and ship system design principles and practices.
- Familiarity with maritime fuel systems, Gas Turbine Propulsion, Gas Turbine Generators, Salt Water Cooling systems, damage control systems and auxiliary systems.

- Experience working with applicable regulatory, commercial, and military standards and classification society rules desired.
-Experience working with ship system design programs and methods a plus.

-Knowledge of DDG 51 acquisition program and processes a plus.

-Former Navy gas turbine shipboard auxiliary or main propulsion experience a plus.

-Applicant must have excellent oral and written communications and be capable of productive and efficient work with limited or no supervision.

-Must be able to present complex ideas and create presentations for senior military and civilian leaders.

-Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs.

-Candidate should have an active secret clearance for this position or ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET Clearance


Under supervision provide support to clients developing and maintaining U.S. Navy surface ships systems and associated subsystems. Provide production and testing support including engineering support for hull, mechanical and electrical systems; total ship engineering; ship surveillance; and all types of waterfront engineering and inspections. Review shipbuilder work packages, develop databases allowing searches for key information in written correspondence. Review drawings, Initial Change Proposals (ICP), Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), waterfront changes, work items, design reviews condition reports and trial cards.  Evaluate Gas Turbine design changes and present summaries to government clients.

- Review initial designs, developments, and analysis of new ships and/or ship systems.
- Assist in development of designs for current and conceptualized ships, systems, and equipment. Evaluate designs for feasibility.
- Review ECP packages for completeness and provide recommendations
- Assess compliance with naval regulatory and design standards
-Interfaces with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure necessary resources are available for ship/system.

-Participate in Gas Turbine design meetings.
-Review qualification test procedures and participates in qualification testing and trials.
- Supports production design and construction oversight and review processes to ensure compliance with product specifications.
- Researches new technology and/or development tools to remain informed of current technology.

-Travel Requirement ~15%

-Maintain communications with SUPSHIP, NAVAIR and other commands, including laboratories and support contractors in resolving technical issues impacting (or have potential to impact) the design or performance of the ship class.

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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