Test Engineer Lead in Portsmouth, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

The Lead Test Engineer under general supervision, leads, designs and develops highly complex engineering standards and tests to evaluate the function of products and systems.


  • Develops and implements procedures for product testing, reviews and evaluates test results, and recommends production or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards. 
  • Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets highly complex operational tests for new and/or modified products or product components. 
  • Primary liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items. 
  • Leads, plans, develops, coordinates, and implements highly complex engineering projects. Ensures the technical accuracy of the results obtained. 
  • Performs highly complex analysis using design of experiments and Modeling and Simulation. 
  • Evaluates progress and results of project and recommends new methods to improve test design, procedures and performance. 
  • Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and participates in proposal efforts. 
  • Carries out highly complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. 
  • Primary liaison with other departments, divisions, and organizations.
  •  Regularly participates in the activities of professional societies.
  •  Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers including those at levels above the project monitor. 
  • Prepares and assists others in the development of Integrated Evaluation Frameworks, test plans, test reports, TEMP inputs, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed.
  •  Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer. 
  • Provides work leadership to less experienced Test Engineers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 8 years of directly related experience or a Master’s degree and 6 years of experience.  Over 10 years of  Operational Test experience may substitute for a degree. 
  • Familiarity with COMOPTEVFOR Integrated Evaluation Framework Process. 
  • Experience with Surface Ship Combat/ Weapons Systems is highly desired. 
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  •  Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.
  •  A SECRET security clearance is required for employment.




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