Senior Military Analyst (Shipboard Modernization) - 30700 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Position Summary

Directly reports to SEA 21 Ship Program Manager (SPM)  (PMS407) and the homeport Senior Program Manager Representative (PMR) on the status of pre-planning, production, financial, testing and completion of modernization work accomplished by Master Ship Repair (MSR) Shipyards and Alteration Installation Teams (AIT’s).  Requires interface with the responsible Naval Supervising Activity (NSA) for all MSR production and various Naval Commands and Type Commanders for AIT work.  Position requires close coordination with NAVSEA Program Manager Representatives (PMRs).

Provide Advance-Planning support for all surface ship modernization alterations.   Pre-planning efforts include performing shipchecks, evaluating past installation Lessons Learned on other surface ships, developing alteration work specifications and supporting advanced planning document preparation.  Other planning efforts include Manpower and Availability Analysis and RFP Contract development with responsible NSA.

As part of advanced planning, represent SEA 21 at Advance Planning meetings (IPTDs,WPICs, WPERs, etc) and Program Review meetings at the worksite and other locations.

During execution, this position is responsible for the Modernization work package adherence to milestones.  Manages and reports all production progress and impacts to established milestones.

Reviews and approves NAVSEA related Condition Found Reports (CFR) for cost, production and testing schedule impacts.  Requires constant interface with Planning Yard On-Site Representatives to review/approve design changes or growth work.  Negotiates costs with responsible NSA and assigned MSR.  Identifies changes, tracks and reports all growth and new work sequences to SEA 21 and responsible NSA.

Review and coordinate all systems / equipment testing is properly scheduled by responsible NSA, MSRs, In-Service Engineering commands sponsoring AITs, TYCOMs and Ships Force.

Participate in Lessons Learned conferences and other post-Availability meetings, including the review of red-lined drawings and the capture of any design changes made via the LAR/RLAR process.  Information is shared for future Mod and FMP avails.

Duties and Responsibilities          

  • Coordinate and implement all technical efforts to support the pre-planning and execution of NAVSEA modernization.  Includes identification of alteration work packages, repair work, work specifications, design requirements, alteration material requirements and identification of all required ILS.  Individual will coordinate all work efforts with Regional Maintenance Centers, government AIT sponsors, Ships Force, ISEA tech codes, shipyard contractors and Planning Yard On-Site reps to ensure technical accuracy of all SHIPALT data.
  • Monitor and report (a) MSR and AIT adherence to production and test milestone schedules, (b) financial monitoring and reporting of CNO avail, (c) deconflict MSR and/or AIT issues with responsible NSA and sponsoring government agency and, (d) overall condition of ship during the avail.
  • Collects, develops and analyzes complex specialized information on modernization production.  Serves as a technical advisor to coordinate (via conferences, meetings, correspondence, etc.), the work of a number of organizations engaged in various equipment-related functions such as supply support, maintenance and repair.  Provides technical data necessary to establish deadlines and phase programs in and out, and to resolve wide-ranging sensitive or potentially difficult issues.
  • Assist in the coordination of visits to ships and Navy organizations, contractor plants, etc., to evaluate NAVSEA or TYCOM SHIPALTs, Program or Fleet SCDs, and equipment-level alteration installations.  Ship visits provide a better understanding of upgrade operations and requirements and help solve broad operation, maintenance and repair problems affecting complete equipment systems to support various In-Service Engineers technical responsibility.
  • Responsible for execution of the Modernization work package and adherence to the Entitled Process  production milestones.  Works with responsible NSA to understand and identify all work that has been accomplished and planned production dates for completion.  Manages and reports to SEA 21 the status of work and financial expenditures. 
  • Reviews and approves NAVSEA related Condition Found Reports for cost, production and testing schedule impacts.  Interface with Planning Yard On-Site Representatives to review/approve design changes or growth work.  Negotiates costs with responsible NSA and assigned MSR.  Identifies changes, tracks and reports all growth and new work sequences to SEA 21 and responsible NSA.
  • Coordinates all testing efforts with responsible NSA and applicable Navy sponsoring Commands.  Schedule is determined by the Entitled Process Milestones and milestone dates set forth by the NSA and ship.  Requires delays or testing milestone changes are quickly and effectively communicated to ALCON.
  • Participate in Lessons Learned conference and other post-installation meetings; i.e. SEA 21 Hot Washes and Modernization Execution Reviews.  Post–install meetings include reviewing red-lined design drawings and capturing any design changes made via the LAR/RLAR process during installations.  Information is shared for all future Cruiser and Destroyer Mod avails
  • Demonstrates superior writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, and analytical reports for clients.
  • Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • May provide direction, training, and assistance to other Program Manger Representative support, as an expert in a particular field of endeavor.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 5-7 years directly relevant work experience.  
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years 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

  • Strong analytical skills, including process mapping, risk analysis and quality tools.
  • Computer literate and proficiency in Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • An Active 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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