Marine Engineer Lead
Alion Science and Technology 86 reviews - Washington, DC

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Leads the planning, designing, development and installation of complex submarine construction, machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems and ensures requirements are defined and met according to specifications.

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. Supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization. Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.

Recognized within PMS 450 as a senior level contributor in the field.

Duties and Responsibilities
As directed by the assistant program manager (APM), applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support the program office team in the development of technical products, especially hull, mechanical, and electrical systems. 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.

As directed by the APM, supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates. Works closely with senior personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.

As directed by the APM, 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.

As directed by the APM, prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.

As directed by the APM, develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. As directed by the APM, establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable procedures and guidelines


Bachelors degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant work experience. Masters degree preferred. Degree 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.

Ship or submarine engineering experience is required, and the ideal candidate will have significant experience in ship or submarine hull, mechanical, and electrical systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
Knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
A secret clearance will be required after employment.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

U.S. Citizenship Required.

About this company
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Alion creates alliances between science and big government. Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned development and research...