Principal Test Engineer - SWS - 27074 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary

Alion Science and Technology has an opening for Strategic Weapons System (SWS) Test Engineer supporting Team Submarine.  As the organizational expert in the test engineering field, the incumbent designs and develops highly complex engineering standards and tests to evaluate the function of products and systems. Develops and implements procedures for product testing, reviews and evaluates test results, and recommends production or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards.

Must have SWS experience as an MTC or Weapons Officer on an SSBN

Secret Clearance is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets highly complex developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components.

Acts as liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items.

Develops testing procedures for parts or subassemblies received from outside vendors.

Leads the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.

Provides advisory and consulting expertise to technical projects under development, acting as an authority in the appropriate scientific field.

Applies advanced knowledge in the field to perform highly complex analysis and trouble-shooting.

Serves as the technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes.

Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the field and conducts briefings to communicate information relevant to the contract.

May author white papers, texts and other publications.

Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with customers.

Prepares written status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical documentation, and other outputs, as needed.

Interacts with NAVSEA sponsor, Strategic Systems Programs, other government officials and recognized experts in the SWS engineering field.

Provides leadership in professional societies and may represent the company at conferences and technical forums.

Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers including those at levels above the project monitor.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Extensive experience working with the SSBN Strategic Weapons Systems as either an MTC or a Strategic Weapons Officer. 

Experience working with Strategic Systems Programs

Experience in NAVSEA is a plus

Masters degree in related engineering discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related experience.

Educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience.   

Project management experience.

Secret Clearance is required.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent customer service skills and orientation.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.

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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