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Senior Systems Engineer - 25127 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/16/2018
  • Job ID:
    25127

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Provides technical support in the areas of analysis, verification, measurement support, and equipment characteristics.  Functions independently or as part of a project team to provide assistance in all phases of engineering-related projects.

Separate positions are available in Electronic and Mechanical. See below for desired experience.

Electronic
C.12.7 ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV (Key Labor Category):  The Engineering Technician IV shall be able to demonstrate the following minimum experience:

(a)  SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three years full time engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, installation, test and/or repair of submarine electronic systems/equipment.   Experience in evaluating the material condition of ship systems and implementing corrective action; and

(b) GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Five years full-time technical experience in the design, installation, test, and/or repaiof r electroni systems/equipments.

Mechanical
C.12.7 ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV (Key Labor Category):  The Engineering Technician IV shall be able to demonstrate the following minimum experience:

(a)  SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three years full time engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, installation, test and/or repair of submarine mechanical and or electrical systems/equipment.   Experience in evaluating the material condition of ship systems and implementing corrective action; and

(b) GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Five years full-time technical experience in the design, installation, test, and/or repair of mechanical/electrical systems/equipments.

*****Duties*****  

Provide technical, assessment, and modernization support for SubLAN systems as directed. These efforts include, but are not limited to:
1) Provide for administration support, guidance, system onboard training, and monitoring of SubLAN systems.
2) Provide on-site support for SubLAN systems. This support should also include limited non-SubLAN client support and non-SubLAN laptops/workstations. Mentor and provide instruction and training to fleet LAN administrators in SubLAN maintenance and administration procedures (system backups, switch configurations, software configurations, etc). Conduct periodic assessments of submarine crew LAN administration capabilities and establish and provide ongoing periodic training to submarine crews.

Performs appropriate engineering computations, measurements, and analyses in support of technical activities.

Performs technical aspects of project work either independently or jointly with engineers.

Acquires and reviews technical data from appropriate documentation (e.g., technical manuals and internal and external reports), automated files, and other internal or external staff.

Reviews and interprets many complex sources of equipment characteristics data and performs analysis or manipulation to satisfy the project or database activity needs.

Designs and develops engineering sketches, drawings, graphs, slides, and charts for preliminary or final reports or briefings.

Assists in the training of less experienced staff.

Prepares written inputs to major reports documenting an engineering analysis and authors or co-authors reports, as required.

Verbally presents information at project review sessions and in informal interface with customers.

Complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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****Education and Experience****

Bachelors degree in engineering, preferably Electrical, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering.  A more advanced degree or a graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School is preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. Highly preferred that candidate have completed at least one tour on a nuclear submarine..

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable 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.

****Knowledge, Skills, Abilities****

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise.

Ability to supervise, direct, review and coordinate work performed and maintain an effective liaison with the customer.

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.

A current Secret clearance is required for the position.

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Under limited supervision, develops, operates and maintains a variety of complex technology systems. 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 lower level 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.

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.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Bachelor's Degree 5-7



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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