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Systems Engineer Senior - 25998 in Groton, CT at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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    Groton, CT
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Job Description


Position Summary

Under limited supervision, the Systems Engineer Senior 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.


Supervises, directs, reviews, and coordinates work performed by contractor engineers.  Maintains effective liaison with the customer's technical staff.

Analyzes and evaluates present and future instrument electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, and nuclear engineering requirements.

Recommends optimum technical and economic tradeoffs to integrate existing subsystems, components, assemblies, parts and associated equipment.

Prepares detailed projections regarding ramifications, cost, performance probabilities, and potential problems involved in modifying, eliminating, or introducing new technologies into the system.

Applies advanced concepts, principles, and processes for life-cycle engineering and management of various systems, subsystems, equipments and procedures.

Keeps abreast of the latest technological engineering advances as well as state of- the-art applications pertinent to development of new radiation instrumentation equipment or theories within the various engineering fields.

Identifies and reports potential problems and recommends appropriate changes
to correct deficiencies.

Conducts feasibility studies to analyze, evaluate and determine the practicability of proposed solutions. Prepares research and development, production, test and life-cycle support cost estimates and profiles for various schedule, technical and engineering alternative proposed solutions.

Advises on unusual, difficult, or controversial technical matters.

Provides technical guidance to field activities to include radiation instrumentation calibration laboratories, radiation instrument calibration course managers, radiation instrument calibration standards program, NAVICP, and other activities as directed by the customer.

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.

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.




  • Bachelors degree in engineering, preferably Electrical, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering plus a minimum of 5 years of experience..  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.  Five (5 ) years of experience managing major Federal Government programs, four or more years working with radiation detection equipment desired.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prior service aboard submarines or experience with submarine systems highly desirable.
  • A current Secret clearance is required for the position.


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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