Chief Scientist - Risk Analysis & Decision Support
Alion Science and Technology 79 reviews - Albuquerque, NM

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This position reports directly to the Group Senior Vice President responsible for Alion¿s Technology Solutions Group ¿ an organization with approximately 350 employees and revenues in excess of $160M annually. The individual in this position will advise the Group Manager on methods and practices for conducting PRA/PSA, risk-informed regulation, decision support, and advanced techniques for command and control (C2). Technical advice in other areas may also be required from time-to time.

Working with experienced project managers in the nuclear reactor safety business, this individual will lead a technical team supporting Alion¿s rapidly growing business in supporting our clients in the area of risk-informed regulation. From time to time, technical advice and/or direction to the team of software developers working on PRA software will also be required.

Additional responsibilities will include review and advice with respect to white papers, proposals, research plans related to Alion¿s business in the areas of command and control, cyber security, and decision support. The activities may lead to providing technical advice and direction to geographically diverse teams working in these business areas. Some travel, primarily within the United States, will be required to support these activities.


The successful candidate with have at least a bachelor¿s degree in engineering or physical sciences and twenty or more years of experience in conducting research and development. An advanced degree is preferred.

The position requires extensive experience in nuclear reactor safety including experience interfacing with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff (NRC) and/or the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).

The position also requires specific experience in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) or probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) and/or methods and practices used for risk-informed regulation. The candidate¿s experience must include development of statistical models and the development of Monte Carlo simulations. A working knowledge of Latin Hypercube Sampling (LHS) is also required.

A background or experience in thermal-hydraulics and/or computational fluid dynamics is also desirable.

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Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.

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