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Senior Principal Fire Protection Engineer - 28204 in Warren, MI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

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    Warren, MI
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Job Description



Position Summary:

This Part Time position supports the mission of the Fire Protection Team with the Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection (GVSP) group, providing Subject Matter Expertise and support for the development and improvement of fire protection systems for military ground vehicles. The ideal candidate can demonstrate vehicle fire protection Subject Matter Expertise with a mixture of participation and leadership in multiple Standards Development Organizations, demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, standards, and military specifications, recognition by outside organizations with Honors / Awards, and an extensive history of fire protection systems and agents research, development, testing, qualification, and deployment.

As an expert in the mechanical engineering discipline, possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of the field to the completion of projects of major complexity. Must have achieved recognized standing in a professional field through original contribution. Conducts highly complex engineering projects providing research, development, design, analysis, production, implementation, and consultation.

Job Duties:

  • Work across organizations in support of program development and technical execution on technically complex high impact programs. Sets technical direction and conducts execution oversight for high visibility technically complex programs.
  • Apply expert knowledge of scientific practices and principles in formulating or approving technical applications in broad areas of assignment.
  • Maintain a liaison role on technical matters with staff and customers and acts independently on technical matters in field of expertise.
  • Recognized within Alion and the technical community as an authority in more technical specialties; has published numerous professional and scientific papers or patents.
  • Advise senior management on challenging technical issues, assures the use of senior technical resources across the organization on multi-disciplinary problems, and provides technical guidance and leadership to senior management, program, and technical staff.
  • Establish peer groups of senior technical staff to periodically review technical plans, results, and work products from the organization. Has significant latitude for independent action and decision.
  • Oversees and performs highly complex and advanced engineering work concerned with the design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of system development, engineering analysis and research for multiple programs. Originates and applies new and unique engineering methods and procedures;
  • Determine the company position on technical issues collectively with senior engineering staff members; Serves as the senior technical authority in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes in areas of expertise. Advises the technical staff in developing appropriate approaches to complex or technically difficult tasks. 
  • In sensitive and critical matters, review and discuss the work of the technical staff to assure the technical accuracy of documentation describing a problem, the analysis, the conclusion, and the resulting recommendation. May have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Prepare and presents briefings to sponsors on unique technical contributions planned, in progress, or projected in Alion's support to the contract.  Conduct briefings with staff to communicate state-of-the-art developments in areas relevant to the contract
  • Perform business development activities; interfaces directly with senior level customer management; Works with senior management, engineers, and customer on all technical and scientific matters relating to company obligations.
  • Comply with all corporate policies and procedures, including quality assurance 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.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Expert knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of the related tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex technical issues and coordinate diverse technical resources.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a SECRET clearance.
  • Master's Degree 12

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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