Senior Human Factors Engineer - 24664 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description


Under limited supervision, conducts or participates in moderately complex human systems integration projects from problem definition through product delivery. Possesses practical experience in the area of human systems integration. Applies knowledge of human behavior capabilities and limitations to optimize human performance within a system. Performs integrated and comprehensive analysis for the domains of human systems integration: human factors engineering (HFE), manpower analysis and determination, personnel and workforce management, training, system safety and environmental, safety, and occupational health (ESOH), habitability and personnel survivability.

Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to system and technical product development.  Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level specialists, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical products. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.

Derives, integrates, and assesses human-centric requirements for operational processes as well as system design, improvement, and/or acquisition. Applies principles, methods, and knowledge of applicable human systems integration domain(s) to exceptionally difficult and narrowly defined technical and operational problems to arrive at the appropriate solution(s). Applies knowledge of current industry best practices and academic research in human systems integration as well as innovative processes and technologies. Develops relevant reports and report data as required.

Acts as a human systems integration technical point of contact on projects, programs, and other work activities. Develops processes and procedures that enhance human performance while satisfying operational requirements to meet the mission.

Assists with development of mission and operational documents including but not limited to training manuals, mission need statements (MNS), requirements, concepts of operations (CONOPS), standard operating procedures (SOPs), policy, strategy, job aides, and performance metrics. Engages in systems engineering to implement a unified approach to gain and/or improve integrated capabilities.

Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

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

May supervise and manage work outputs of lower level specialists.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

Degree must be in relevant field such as human factors engineering, behavioral science, industrial engineering, or systems engineering..

Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant work experience, OR

Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant work experience, OR

Doctorate degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable 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.

Demonstrated command of human systems integration principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise.

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

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

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

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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