Reliability Engineer Principal

for Alion Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA

Job Description

As the organizational expert in the reliability engineering field, designs, develops and conducts highly complex analyses and investigations to determine relative reliability of company products and their components with regard to such factors as cost, structure, weight, maintainability, facility of production, availability of materials and equipment, and determines the ability of the product to comply with customer and contractual requirements. Works directly with senior technical personnel, program managers, and external organizations in the planning, oversight, execution, and evaluation of multiple complex technical solutions related to a program's system and technical product development. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific principles and practices in broad areas across one or more technical disciplines. Maintains a liaison role for technical matters with staff and customers, and acts independently on technical issues within his/her field of expertise. Advises program managers on challenging technical issues, coordinates the use of senior technical resources across the organization on multi-disciplinary problems, and provides technical guidance and leadership to less-experienced engineers and other technical staff. Works within a peer group of senior technical staff to periodically review technical plans, results, and work products. Performs complex and advanced engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of system development, engineering analysis and research for one or more programs. Provides technical advisory and consulting expertise to programs and projects under development, acting as a recognized authority in the appropriate scientific field. Provides engineering subject matter expertise, guidance and work leadership to technical staff and other internal groups. Serves as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes. Serves as program technical team lead. Prioritizes technical issues, plans technical approach, and works with program managers to develop schedules and staffing plans to support program delivery milestones. Supports program risk identification and management activities. Coordinates the application of the organization's technical resources when required. Develops and provides final technical review of major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. Conducts independent technical investigations and provides impact assessments and design recommendations to clients. Provides assurance that technical projects are performed in a technically proficient manner and ensures conclusions and recommendations are supported by the analyses presented. Contributes original ideas and innovations to both solicited and unsolicited proposals that result in the expansion of ongoing programs or new program starts. Develops related briefings and provides understandable and compelling presentations of technical ideas/proposals. Master's degree in engineering plus 10 to 12 years relevant work experience or bachelor's degree in engineering plus 15-18 years relevance work experience. 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 20 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology. Candidate must have project/program engineering experience. Candidate should be experienced in use of reliability software tools (i. e. , ReliaSoft, PTC Windchill Quality Solutions, etc. ) and Microsoft Office software (e. g. , Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio). Candidate should have knowledge of Department of Defense reliability initiatives (e. g. , life cycle sustainment outcome metrics, reliability growth, RAM-C, GEIA-STD-0009, etc. ). Experience analyzing reliability, maintainability, and/or supportability requirements for US Navy systems preferred. US Citizenship and a current clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level or higher.

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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