Assist with highly complex engineering work related to the design and assisting the construction of aircrafts and associated parts such as airframe, auxiliaries, communication equipment, controls, fuselage, and power plant. Analyzes results of stress tests on various aircraft and missile parts and conducts research to determine flight characteristics.
Support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to the production of aircraft, missiles and space vehicles. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.
Provide 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Apply 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 and product development, engineering analysis and research.
Carry out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures.
Display an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.
Work closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.
Exercise 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.
Prepare and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
Based upon own ideas, prepare unsolicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members.
Prepare or coordinate the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.
Identify opportunities for new program initiatives.
Develop 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.
Participate in the activities of professional societies.
Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.
Comply with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs
Provide recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 2 to 5 years relevant work experience.
Knowledge of Weapons System Integrity Program (WSIP), Mechanical Equipment and Subsystems Integrity Program (MECSIP) a plus.
Experience with the E-8 JSTAR or Boeing 700 Series aircraft desirable.
Project Engineering experience.
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 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.
A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.
Security Clearance: None