Materials Engineer Sr Principal | Alexandria, VA - Job.com

Materials Engineer Sr Principal

for Alion Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA

Job Description

Serves as the technical specialist in the field in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes. Originates and applies new and unique materials engineering methods and procedures. Applies advanced knowledge in field to perform highly complex analysis and trouble-shooting. Develops original applications, processes, approaches or discoveries in the field. Authors white papers, journal articles, texts and other publications. Determines the company position on technical issues collectively with senior engineering staff members; Serves as the senior technical authority in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes in areas of expertise. Advises the technical staff in developing appropriate approaches to complex or technically difficult tasks. In sensitive and critical matters, reviews and discusses the work of the technical staff to assure the technical accuracy of documentation describing a problem, the analysis, the conclusion, and the resulting recommendation. May have supervisory responsibilities; Prepares and presents briefings to sponsors on unique technical contributions planned, in progress, or projected in Alion's support to the contract. Conducts briefings with staff to communicate state-of-the-art developments in areas relevant to the contract Performs business development activities; interfaces directly with senior level customer management; Works with senior management, engineers, and customer on all technical and scientific matters relating to company obligations. Is a recognized authority across multiple areas of expertise, as evidenced by an appropriate bibliography of reports, scientific papers, designs, and/or patents. Represents the company in outside discussions and technical forums. Complies with all corporate policies and procedures, including quality assurance 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. Master's degree in materials engineering or a related discipline plus 12 or more years of relevant work experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology. As an expert in the materials engineering discipline, possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of the field to the completion of projects of major complexity. Must have achieved recognized standing in a professional field through original contribution. Conducts highly complex engineering projects providing research, development, design, analysis, production, implementation, and consultation. Successful experience on DoD ACAT-1 programs is highly desired. Works across organizations in support of program development and technical execution on technically complex high impact programs. Sets technical direction and conducts execution oversight for high visibility technically complex programs. Applies expert knowledge of scientific practices and principles in formulating or approving technical applications in broad areas of assignment. Maintains a liaison role on technical matters with staff and customers and acts independently on technical matters in field of expertise. Recognized within Alion and the technical community as an authority in more technical specialties; has published numerous professional and scientific papers or patents. Advises senior management on challenging technical issues, assures the use of senior technical resources across the organization on multi-disciplinary problems, and provides technical guidance and leadership to senior management, program, and technical staff. Establishes peer groups of senior technical staff to periodically review technical plans, results, and work products from the organization. Has significant latitude for independent action and decision. US Citizenship and a Secret level clearance and be eligible for TS if required.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U. S. Citizenship Required.

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