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Weapons Effects Engineer

Job ID: 193106
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2019
Subcategory: Engineering Technician
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Weapons Effects Engineer to work at DTRA HQ, Fort Belvoir, VA

 

The successful candidate will provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Department (RD-CX), Counterforce Systems Division (RD-CXS) Weapons’ Effects team.  Overall duties involve providing technical advice and assistance to a government program manager overseeing DTRA’s research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs in the areas of Weapons’ Effects Phenomenology and WMD Agent Defeat Modeling and Simulation, with a focus on countering weapons of mass destruction.  The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate exceptional technical and communications skills as described below.  Travel (up to 20% of the time) will be required. 



Specific Job duties include:


  • Function primarily as a weapons’ effects research and development subject matter expert

  • Advise on testing, high fidelity simulations, and fast running engineering model development to support the creation of modeling and simulation software tools.

  • Review broad policy statements and planning guidelines to formulate weapon effects research and test programs.

  • Create and gain approval for new, innovative technology programs designed to solve long-standing and difficult problems.

  • Assist the government with technical oversight of the execution of programs once awarded.

  • Advise and assist government program managers who oversee the development and validation of mechanistic models for integration into planning and assessment decision support tools.

  • Advise and assist in the preparation of acquisition contract packages necessary to implement programs.

  • Assist government program manager in monitoring performing contractors and government laboratories / research centers.

  • Facilitate discussions and integration at meetings across the DoD weapons’ effects and Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) modeling community.

  • Prepare technical or programmatic briefings for government program managers.

  • Integrate technical material into organized and consolidated reports.

  • Assess test data and ensure that performing contractors develop proposed changes to models that respond to real world observations.

  • Collect raw material for executive level documents, briefings, and reports and consolidate into finished products.

  • Prepare program management documentation, schedule and plan meetings, and coordinate with the government program management staff.

  • Coordinate activities within the RD-CXS Division, the RD-CX Department, within the RD Directorate, within DTRA, and with organizations external to DTRA.

  • Conduct comprehensive review of activities for presentation to senior DoD officials, senior delegates from international allies and in support of congressional testimony.

  • Advise, participate in, and provide assistance in leading cross-organizational, interdisciplinary, and sometimes international teams of scientists and engineers in developing and executing RDT&E plans to meet customer needs.

  • Advise and assist in preparing and defending FYDP program plan and annual budget.  Support prioritization and successful execution of FYDP POM and annual budget. Develop required programmatic and fiscal documentation supporting the planning, programming, and budgeting execution (PPBE) system.

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Qualifications

 

  • Current/active TS.
  • Bachelors of Science in a physical-science based engineering field (civil, mechanical, structural, explosives, mining, or chemical, preferred) with a minimum of 9 years’ experience or a Masters of Science with 7 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to translate requirements and observations into clearly defined written products (briefings, reports, White Papers) in short timeframes
  • Outstanding writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface with scientists, engineers, technicians, and executive level managers.
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and SharePoint.

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        Overview

        SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  

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