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Posted by: ARServices on Aug 30, 2021


Washington , DC

Job Description:

ARServices is hiring a Technical Nuclear Engineer/Scientist to support the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Experimental Sciences (NA-113). NA-113 provides the knowledge and expertise needed to maintain confidence in the nuclear stockpile in the absence of nuclear explosive testing and performs experiments to obtain the materials and nuclear data required to validate and to understand the physics of nuclear weapons performance. If you are an exceptional scientist, this could be the role for you. This full-time position will be stationed at the Department of Energy (DOE) / NNSA headquarters building.

Principal Duties

The Technical Nuclear Engineer/Scientist positions requires a background in nuclear engineering and/or science, or nuclear weapons support. Essential duties may include:
Review proposed projects to include project data sheets, correlation to other projects, survey of other government and private sector technology developments, and identification of issues of technical sufficiency, cost benefit analyses (including effectiveness and realism), potential duplication, potential synergy, and alignment with requirement drivers from the perspective of relevance to emerging technologies and responsive infrastructure. Review current programs to include technical feasibility, viability of research and development efforts, program deliverables, program metrics, private sector technology developments, cost benefit analyses (including effectiveness and realism), identification of technical challenges and risk, elimination of duplicative programmatic efforts, synergistic opportunities among the nuclear security enterprise sites, and alignment with requirement drivers from the perspective of relevance to emerging technologies and responsive infrastructure. Review and evaluate scientific and technical information related to nuclear weapons and the Office of Experimental Sciences' programs (i.e., papers, reports, professional society presentations, national laboratory reports, and other periodic technical memos, letters, plans). Offer, when applicable, subject matter expertise on both current projects and programs, and projects and programs in the planning phases. Develop, conduct, facilitate, document, and evaluate programmatic technical reviews of projects, activities, and proposed activities from the perspective of technical feasibility, technical relevance, risk assessment, technical workforce training, skill mix issues, and other appropriate technical evaluation criteria. Participate on technical review teams to evaluate projects on technical feasibility, technical relevance and readiness, technical readiness level, risk assessment and mitigation, technical workforce and skill mix, earned value management, project data sheets, schedule, total project cost, contingency, key performance parameters, and other appropriate technical evaluation criteria. Draft quick response technical and/or analytical support documents that may be needed to respond to Congressional, Secretarial, Administrator, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), General Accounting Office (GAO), and other time-urgent, high-priority requirements, and tasking. Develop and maintain database to track and report programmatic priorities, progress, and achievements related to the Office of Experimental Sciences' program research, development, and simulation. Assist, analyze, develop reports, and/or gather data for: briefings, project planned expenditures, and generation of various financial options based upon technical considerations, programmatic priorities, and scheduled milestones. Collect and compile feedback from federal program managers for the M&O Performance Evaluation Management Process (PEMP), generate draft Interim Feedback Reports (IFRs) and annual Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Gather data and track reporting and progress made by international collaborations to governing bodies established to monitor and provide guidance to the collaborations. Record minutes and actions of technical exchanges and brief senior stakeholders on actions and impacts. Support academic programs by providing support for grant/cooperative agreement package preparation for awards, solicitations, and technical support for the annual symposium. Participate in center reviews. Prepare responses to requests for grant program information and compile report data on the grants program. Prepare program planning documents (i.e., annual program plans, implementation plan) including managing the Milestone Reporting Tool System (MRT), by gathering technical input from program scientists and drafting portions of the documents. All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering, physics or a related scientific field. 5-7 years' experience supporting federal nuclear programs. An active DOE Q or DoD Top Secret clearance. Strong writing and communication skills.
Desired Qualifications
Master's degree in nuclear engineering, physics or a related scientific field. 10+ years' experience supporting federal nuclear programs, including nuclear weapons. Familiarity with DOE/NNSA national laboratory programs.
ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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About ARServices

A proven provider that’s In step with the federal landscape, ARServices is the consulting services provider of choice for government agencies that demand agility, reliability, and sustained quality performance from a proven small business. The company’s three pillars of support are:1) Research & Development Support Services, 2) Business Transformation Services, and 3) Integrated Logistics. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, ARServices has teams across the country including in the D.C. metro area, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Hawaii. You will see the company’s values emphasized through their employee benefits package, which includes a 401(k) match, professional training and development support, competitive PTO accrual rates, and paid volunteer time.

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