Lead Acquisition Analyst in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

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Job Description


We're looking for a F-35 Planning and Integration Acquisition Analyst to fill one of our requirements supporting the F-35 Joint Program Office in Crystal City, VA. The F-35 is the premier fighter aircraft on/above the planet and this is an opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most talented acquisition professionals and military officers in the world. We're building this aircraft for the US Air Force, US Navy and the US Marines as well as numerous international partners and customers. The program has solid support from our government and the governments of our partners so it is a very secure environment where you can spend many years working on different portions of the program while remaining with Alion.

This Senior Acquisition Analyst will provide acquisition support by researching complex acquisition requirements, performing market surveys for potential procurement avenues, and analyzing proposals for applicability to stated functional needs. Will work with program engineers to determine procurement strategies to effectively meet program needs in accordance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.


Provide Program Management technical support of the Sustainment elements of the Program Master Plan / Integrated Master Schedule and provide expertise in the area of project management and business administration tools. Specifically support in developing processes and products and establishing management controls for all aspects relevant to F-35 Program Office Sustainment Projects and Activities in support of the PMP/IMS and related Sustainment plans and policies

Provide insight and coordination of Logistics and Sustainment Teams in their management of sustainment related risk and issues

Uses 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.

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.

Provide daily high energy support to the F-35 Product Support Manager (SES-PSM)


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 10+ years of related experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.


 Proficient with MS Win 10  

- Capable of delivering short notice briefings, taskers  with SES and

General officer personnel 

- Poised speaker able to work with numerous organizations in the JPO, DoD

and multi-national personnel

- Familiarization with DoD Authorization to Operate (ATO) procedures a plus

- F35 experience desired 

Comprehensive Program / Project Management knowledge and experience in defense acquisition.


Secret security clearance required.


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