Test Engineering Principal
Alion Science and Technology - Maryland

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Position Summary

As the organizational expert in the test engineering field, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets highly complex developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components.

Acts as liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items.

Develops testing procedures for parts or subassemblies received from outside vendors.

Leads the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.

Provides advisory and consulting expertise to technical projects under development, acting as an authority in the appropriate scientific field.

Applies advanced knowledge in the field to perform highly complex analysis and trouble-shooting.

Serves as the technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes.

Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the field and conducts briefings to communicate information relevant to the contract.

May author white papers, journal articles, texts and other publications.

Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with customers.

Prepares written status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical documentation, and other outputs, as needed.

Interacts with sponsors, government officials and recognized experts in the engineering field.

Provides leadership in professional societies and may represent the company at conferences and technical forums.

Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers including those at levels above the project monitor.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

Advises and counsels staff regarding engineering services provided to the customer.

Provides guidance to less experienced Test Engineers.


Education and Experience

Masters degree in related engineering discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related experience.

Project management experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for 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

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.

JITC & ATEC experience preferred.

Applicants must hold at least a secret clearance and eligible to obtain a TS clearance after employment.

Diversity Statement

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

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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