Under limited supervision, plans, designs, produces and maintains a variety of complex electric or electronic components, apparatus and/or circuitry for use in electronic devices. Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted, conducts experimental tests and analyzes electronic equipment to establish production and operation controls.
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 products. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and 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.
Leads the planning, designing, production and maintenance of a variety of complex electric or electronic components, apparatus and/or circuitry for use in electronic devices. Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted, conducts experimental tests and analyzes electronic equipment to establish production and operation controls.
Supports senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
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 minimum 10 years' experience as an engineer in the C4ISR field. Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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.
Project Engineering experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise. Must be able to develop drawings/provide oversight of drawings development.
- Must have knowledge and experience with naval command, control and communications systems. Should have experience with naval weapons systems.
- Should have experience in the design of research ships, commercial vessels, Coast Guard and/or Naval vessels. Should have experience with the use of Classification Society Rules, SOLAS and IMO regulations, and industrial standards such as ASTM, ASME, DIN.
- Good communication and organizational skills and in report writing. Proficient with Microsoft Office Product. PMP certification highly desired.
- 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.