SAIC is seeking a Nuclear Engineer to provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Nuclear Technologies Department, Nuclear Survivability Division as a subject matter expert in experimental capabilities. The successful candidate will:
Assess needs for experimental capabilities to support the mission needs for nuclear weapon effects (NWE), nuclear survivability, nuclear forensics, and radiation detection. This would include support for the development, application, and integration of simulation capabilities at DoD, contractor, and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities;
Coordinate with customers to include the Services, Homeland Security National Technical Nuclear Forensics, and international partners to include the United Kingdom; provide technical guidance on research efforts related to the development of new simulation capabilities;
Prepare and support the presentation of materials to coordinate and defend the Experimental Capabilities programs.
Have working knowledge of the latest technologies applicable to nuclear effects, nuclear forensics, and prompt x-ray hardening and testing.
Act as technical advisor to DTRA Project Officers and senior managers.
Assist Program Managers in assessing contractor performance. Develop statements of work and evaluate contractor proposals.
Provide guidance on future direction of Experimental Capabilities programs. Develop briefings which are aimed at obtaining senior manager support for planned activities. Coordinate program reviews.
Manage activities of Technical Working Groups.
Provide expert technical assistance in responding to DTRA customer requirements in the following areas: NWE testing and simulator capabilities; nuclear survivability; nuclear forensics; radiation detection; and coordination and integration of experimental program planning and activities.
Have knowledge of entire breadth of Nuclear Technology Directorate R&D efforts in order to take advantage of integration opportunities.
Prepare detailed program plans and acquisition plans.
Be prepared to respond to real-time briefing and analysis requests.
Assist in monitoring contractor performance. Support government acquisition activities, including statement of work development, proposal evaluation, and budget planning and execution.
Develop implementation strategies for concepts and procedures to satisfy customer requirements. Support planning for new initiatives and assist with requirements development and strategic planning.
Participate in interagency meetings; lead meetings as required.
Position requires a graduate degree in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or other relevant scientific/engineering field (Master of Science plus 7 years or Doctorate plus 4 years of experience).
Recent nuclear simulator experience is desired.
Level II or III Program Management Certification with relevant technical experience is desired.
Experience in research and development activities involving nuclear survivability, and use of nuclear M&S tools desired.
Ability to clearly demonstrate the ability to work either independently or as part of a team; will demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with other Government agencies, and will have experience authoring technical/non-technical documents and briefings.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to simultaneously manage several interrelated projects. Experience briefing government and military clients on technical topics is desired.
Experience with the DoD planning, programming, budgeting, execution system (PPBES) is desired.
Experience working with DoD, other Federal Agencies, and National Laboratories is highly desired.
Experience working as a Department of Defense (DOD) project manager is desired.
Must be proficient in common (Microsoft) office productivity software.
Must have at least a permanent SECRET clearance. Have or be able to obtain TS/SCI is desired.
Travel:Travel is required, 10%-15%.