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Marine Engineer Lead - 28263 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

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Job Description



**Active Secret Clearance is required.

Position Summary

Professional marine engineer in support of NAVSEA SEA 21/ PMS 400D Project Management Team leading 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. Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.

 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.

Participates in working groups, program development forums, analytical activities, planning meetings, and other forums as required to accomplish contract requirements. Maintains direct contact and open communications with customers.

Demonstrates effective writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, maintaining schedules, developing briefs, and analytical reports for clients.

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.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Capable of traveling up to 25 percent to various CONUS locations.

Education and Experience

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

Project Engineering experience.

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

Forward-thinking, highly motivated candidate capable of being given an idea and maturing it into a product. Possess the ability to anticipate future requirements. Possesses strong organization and time management skills.

Critical thinking skills and action item coordination (both tracking and follow-up) abilities are required. The successful candidate will utilize independent thinking to build products in support of the vision of the client Project Manager / Directorate / Deputy Program Manager / Program Manager.

Must be able to function as a Team Player, always ready and able to attend meetings and briefings to take notes and collaborate on the Program Manager's behalf. Also must be able to assume leadership roles facilitating IPT coordination meetings, documenting results, and establishing realistic timelines or POAMs.

Computer literacy and proficiency in MS applications (ACCESS, EXCEL, OUTLOOK, POWERPOINT and PROJECT).

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

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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