Radio Frequency Engineer, Principal - 24735 in Fort Meade, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/16/2018
  • Job ID:
    24735

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Position Summary

As the organizational expert in the field, develops and applies advanced Radio Frequency Engineering theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of highly complex and advanced technical problems on the forefront of new technologies. Plans, conducts and technically directs projects or major phases of significant projects, coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

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.

Recognized within Alion and the technical community as an authority in one or more technical specialties. Typically publishes professional and scientific papers and patents.

Duties and Responsibilities  

Performs complex and advanced engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of system 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.

Represent AFSMO interests at spectrum reallocation technical meetings
-Track wireless carrier coordination requests, informs the Alion team of required analyses, and reports analysis results to AFSMO
-Conduct database searches and prepare results reports 
Maintains briefing slides for semiweekly customer meetings and leads the discussion during those meetings
-Assist government staff understand historical events behind current activities as well as negotiate various computer tools and issues.
-Track overall tasking 
-Perform routine and quick-reaction tasks 
-Familiar with spectrum management tools and processes
-Adept at Microsoft Office applications
-Good communications skills
-Full-time, at customer site (thereby Alion's face to the customer)

Develops and provides final technical review of major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memorandum, 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.


Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master's degree in engineering plus 10 to 12 years relevant work experience.  Doctorate degree preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

Project/program engineering experience

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for 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

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.

A SECRET security clearance is required.


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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