Marine Engineer Lead - 24505 in Portsmouth, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description


Leads the planning, designing, development and installation of complex ship construction, machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems and ensures requirements are defined and met according to specifications.

Candidate will be part of a team supporting USCG maintenance availability engineering and maintenance management support.

Supports senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product development. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.

Recognized within Alion as a senior level contributor in the field, and may have begun to acquire a similar reputation in the external scientific and client communities.

*****Duties and Responsibilities*****  

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system development, engineering analysis and research. Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.

Supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates.  Works closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.

Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts. 

Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.

Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives. Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Is recognized within the organization in more than one area of technical expertise. Participates in the activities of professional societies. Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Provide fleet-wide sustainment support for IBCTPL assets to include maintenance, engineering and logistics support for engine overhauls, planned/unplanned projects, and other miscellaneous maintenance and repair projects.

Perform project management functions for assigned ship maintenance project planning to include, but not limited to, review of pending work requirements, compilation of maintenance requirement specifications for availabilities, milestone planning, preparation of government estimates, development of statements of work, purchase descriptions, repair descriptions, purchase requests, identification of parts/services required, research of government furnished equipment requirements, and project monitoring. Tasks involve use of FLS and CWD, but may at times include other database applications as determined by the Government.

Perform market research and conduct supply research to obtain pricing information and prepare purchase request documents to procure commercial spare parts, technical items, and all other necessary supplies and services for planned ship repairs and casualty response activities.

Provide technical review of condition found reports, maintenance standards as well as preventative and corrective maintenance practices. Provide recommended changes to maintenance practices to increase the reliability of cutters.

Provide engineering guidance and recommendations to product line members.

Develop a subject matter expertise in FLS and CWD processing and other CG Logistics Support databases, and accomplish project entry as required.

Perform project milestone maintenance and closeout functions as well as periodic review/update of assigned ship maintenance records.
Perform all necessary administrative and technical actions to initiate and track ship repairs.

Conduct research to determine cost drivers and operational degraders. Use FLS or other resources to provide data on a recurring or on-demand basis.

Provide responsive and courteous customer service to all CG members.

Develop deliverables using the Coast Guard Standard Workstations III or contractor computer with CG compatible software.

Attend and actively participate in meetings as applicable/assigned by the COR.

Prepare and deliver documentation to COR for review and/or routing.

Contractor employees assigned to the task shall be able to demonstrate a working knowledge in: 1. General Marine Engineering; 2. General Marine Electrical Systems; and 3. General Marine Auxiliary Systems.

The Contractor will also perform all other relative duties for the successful accomplishment of the task order.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant work experience.  Masters degree preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

Project Engineering experience.

Five years' experience in USCG Naval Engineering maintenance practices and procedures as defined in the USCG Naval Engineering Manual.

Five years' experience in ship/boat maintenance to include drydocking procedures.

Five years' experience in Project Management.

Five years' experience conducting maintenance assessments on ships/boats to identify required repairs and prioritize maintenance requirements.

Two years' experience in specification or technical procedure development.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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 or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

*****Knowledge, Skills, Abilities*****

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

A working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of ship repair, non-destructive testing and other principles, practices and techniques unique to the marine industry.

A working knowledge of commercial, military, safety and engineering standards.

Experience working with Coast Guard instructions, ship repair standards policies, procedures, and processes.

Experience working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (from the perspective of either developing or contracting requirements) with regard to small purchases and contracts and its applicability to ship repair contact and purchases.

The ability to review, maintain and update ship maintenance records and casualty databases.

The ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, technical publications and directives.

Member will be required to become familiar with the Fleet Logistics System (FLS) and Contract Workbook Database (CWD) to assist in the execution of maintenance actions, a working knowledge of that software is highly beneficial.

Understanding of Coast Guard organization and vessels.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. A security clearance of an appropriate level 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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