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Mechanical Engineer Principal- Part time - 27412 in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description


As the organizational expert in the mechanical engineering field, performs highly complex engineering work related to researching, designing, and developing machines, mechanical products, or tools, mechanical production equipment, or engines.  May test designs.

Works directly with senior technical personnel, program managers, and external organizations in the planning, oversight, execution, and evaluation of multiple complex technical solutions related to a program's system and technical product development. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific principles and practices in broad areas across one or more technical disciplines.  Maintains a liaison role for technical matters with staff and customers, and acts independently on technical issues within his/her field of expertise.

Advises program managers on challenging technical issues, coordinates the use of senior technical resources across the organization on multi-disciplinary problems, and provides technical guidance and leadership to less-experienced engineers and other technical staff. Works within a peer group of senior technical staff to periodically review technical plans, results, and work products.

Performs complex and advanced engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of system and product development, engineering analysis and research for one or more programs.

Provides technical advisory and consulting expertise to programs and projects under development, acting as a recognized authority in the appropriate scientific field.  Provides engineering subject matter expertise, guidance and work leadership to technical staff and other internal groups. Serves as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes.

  • Provides expertise in engineering associated with 40mm grenades, munitions fuzes and fuze testing.
  • Subject matter expertise in testing and achieving qualification of high explosives, ordnance, munitions, fuzes, and ammunition.  Expert understanding of the processes associated with achieving Joint, Navy, and Special Operations high explosives, munitions and fuze qualification.  Expertise in System Safety Requirements in the U.S. Government.
  • Provides expert understanding and experience in JOTP-052 Department of Defense Joint Ordnance Test Procedure (JOTP) and Guidelines for Qualification of Fuzes, Safe and Arm (S&A) Devices, and Ignition Safety Devices (ISD)
  • Provides expert understanding in MIL-STD-331D Department of Defense Test Method Standard: Fuzes, Ignition Safety Devices and Other Related Components, Environmental and Performance Tests

Serves as program technical team lead.  Prioritizes technical issues, plans technical approach, and works with program managers to develop schedules and staffing plans to support program delivery milestones.

Supports program risk identification and management activities.  Coordinates the application of the organization¿s technical resources when required.

Provides extensive technical writing expertise.  Develops and provides final technical review of major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. 

Conducts independent technical investigations and provides impact assessments and design recommendations to clients.  Provides assurance that technical projects are performed in a technically proficient manner and ensures conclusions and recommendations are supported by the analyses presented.

Contributes original ideas and innovations to both solicited and unsolicited proposals that result in the expansion of ongoing programs or new program starts.  Develops related briefings and provides understandable and compelling presentations of technical ideas/proposals.

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.

Expert knowledge of advanced engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.

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

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

US Citizen and a security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Bachelor’s degree with 20 plus years of experience in mechanical engineering required.

CONUS and OCONUS travel required.

You will be able to work this job from a remote location (no relocation required). Travel in the US to the customer site is required when necessary.

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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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