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Acquisition Analyst Lead - 27029 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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Job Description


Provides direct support to the Ship Acquisition Program Managers (APM).  Staffs all taskings from the Ship APMs associated with design, contracts, production, and Post Delivery (PD) issues. 

Leads acquisition support by researching highly complex acquisition requirements, performing market surveys for potential procurement avenues, and analyzing proposals for applicability to stated functional needs. Works with program engineers to determine procurement strategies to effectively meet program needs in accordance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Develops procurement initiation documentation, including request memoranda, Statements of Work, supply lists, personnel qualifications, justifications, and modifications.
  • Prepares documentation, reports, and project plans to describe activities planned and accomplished, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.
  • Prepares and presents formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Provides work leadership to less experienced Acquisition Analysts.
  • Tracks and monitors the delivery of hardware or services to the client by monitoring contract ceilings, deliverables, and vouchers.
  • Conducts financial trend analysis, life cycle acquisition tracking, including data entry, file maintenance, and data retrieval and reporting functions.
  • Uses highly complex quantitative analytical techniques to assess system acquisition process issues and develops risk reduction/mitigation approaches for improving acquisition/program planning, control, and execution.
  • Supports customers in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures.
  • Develops and validates viable business models for business partnerships and acquisitions.
  • Seeks out and researches prospective opportunities.
  • Provides support to upper management in difficult deal negotiations, contract development, due diligence and other business development or alliance development projects.
  • Leads meetings with business partnerships and acquisitions.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience in a government contracting environment. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • A PMP certification is desired.
  • Strong knowledge of government or other contracting environment relating to technical, scientific and analytic services, and identification of new business opportunities.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the defense acquisition process to support customers in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures.
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 (DAWIA) Certification is a plus, but is not required.
  • U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard ship construction or ship repair experience is ideal.
  • Must be able to operate personal computers and have good knowledge and operational abilities with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail, Access and Project), Adobe Acrobat, and Windows Explorer. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • A SECRET security clearance will 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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