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Systems Engineer Lead - 26899 in Bremerton, WA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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    Bremerton, WA
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Job Description


Position Summary

  • Leads the development, operation and maintenance of a variety of complex technology systems. Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.
  • Supports senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to technical systems development. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.
  • Recognized within Alion as a senior level contributor in the field, and may have begun to acquire a similar reputation in the external scientific and client communities.
  • Will be part of a team of contractors providing submarine towed systems maintenance and modernization support to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) on SSN 21CL, SSGN 726CL and SSBN 726CL submarines and is located in Bremerton, WA.


  • Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system development, engineering analysis and research. Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.
  • Supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates.  Works closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.
  • Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts. 
  • Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
  • Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.
  • Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives. Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.
  • Is recognized within the organization in more than one area of technical expertise. Participates in the activities of professional societies. Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.
  • Complies with applicable quality 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.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant work experience.  Master's degree preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.  Program Management experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 12 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.
  • Six (6) years full-time engineering experience in the fire control, weapons, acoustics, communications and navigation subsystems and/or equipments of a Submarine Combat System, or a computerized and/or computer controlled combat system which closely resembles the AN/BQQ-10, AN/BYG-1, AN/BLQ-10 systems in complexity, operation, maintenance approach, and installation;
  • [or] Six years full-time engineering experience in the support of all sub-systems onboard submarines in the HM&E disciplines. This individual shall poses the qualifications in the operation, maintenance approach, and installation for installing and removing mechanical equipment components, foundations, bulkheads, hatches, cable runs, and piping for air, water systems, chill water, ventilation, and hydraulic systems.
  • Eight (8) years full-Time technical experience in an electrical/electronic field [or] HM&E field support.
  • Three (3) years full-time experience in program management of a type and complexity equivalent to that necessary to support Advanced Submarine Systems Combat Control, Acoustic, Communication, Navigation programs and HM&E programs. This experience cannot be concurrent with the previously listed experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed knowledge required of OK-276 Series, OK-542 Series and OK-634 submarine towed array handling systems.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct daily supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with senior navy officers, senior Regional Maintenance Center (RMC)/Shipyard personnel and with shipboard maintainers.
  • Must be eligible for SECRET security clearance immediately upon employment.




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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