Senior Research Engineer - 28201 in Monterey, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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Position Summary

This position provides Research Engineering support to the U.S. Navy's Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Under limited supervision, the Senior Research Engineer develops, operates and maintains a variety of complex technology systems.

This position is contingent upon contract award.


  • Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.
  • 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 engineers, 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 systems.
  • Identifies and documents project functional requirements.
  • Defines and designs complex systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software/user compatibility. 
  • Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. 
  • 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 less experienced technical staff.
  • Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. 
  • Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff. 
  • Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.   May author or co-author technical reports.
  • Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.
  • 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.
  • Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.
  • Is recognized within the organization in one or more areas of technical expertise.
  • 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.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field is required, a master's degree preferred.
  • Must have research experience in the field of defense systems. A minimum of six years research experience is required, preferably related to DoD. 
  • Possesses extensive subject matter expertise in one or more focus areas of defense systems within the U.S. and partner nations.
  • Has a demonstrated command of engineering 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.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.




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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