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Laboratory Director - Mobile Environmental Laboratory - 27532 in Edison, NJ at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/28/2018

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    Edison, NJ
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Job Description


Position Summary

Under direction of the Division Manager, the Laboratory Director is responsible for all aspects of operations and personnel of the mobile laboratory units. The Laboratory Director leads and directs the work of others.  


The Laboratory Director;

  • Manages the mobile laboratory units anticipating and meeting customer needs.
  • Directs the tactical activities of the program; seeks to build project revenue by remaining alert to new business opportunities or expansion.
  • Acts as an advisor to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.
  • Directly participates in establishing and administering project controls.
  • Develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
  • Allocates finance and manpower resources within contract limitations.
  • Conducts briefings and technical meetings with company and customer representatives concerning mobile laboratory operations.
  • Manages policies and procedures related to the mobile laboratory systems in accordance with organization, and regulations.
  • Establishes the organizational structure and delegates authority and responsibility,
  • Develops long- and short-range plans and projects,
  • Reviews all Program conducted or directed activities, reviews and evaluates progress and performance of these activities and takes independent corrective actions as necessary.
  • Selects, assigns and provides scientific leadership, and guidance to a multidisciplinary staff to achieve assigned program objectives.
  • Directs training and development programs in both technical and scientific disciplines.
  • Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contract administration procedures that support Alion, and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion's interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field plus 7 years of environmental scientist or analytical laboratory manager or section supervisor experience, or a Master's degree plus 2 years of experience.  In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable 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

  • Must have an environmental laboratory/analytical chemistry or research scientist background and experience.
  • Will have extensive knowledge with a variety of environmental (EPA) laboratory management concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Must have direct experience managing and supervising projects. Previous federal program or contract management experience is highly desired.
  • Experience managing staff at multiple geographical locations is a plus. Some travel will be required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills are mandatory.
  • Must have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Certificate upon hire.





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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