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Engility is seeking a Nuclear Threats Subject Matter Expert to join our team supporting our Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) team.
- Provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Detection Division, Nuclear Threats Portfolio.
- Serves as a project manager to develop, guide and monitor all aspects of cost, schedule, administration and performance of a portfolio of technical projects.
- Manages acquisition actions with Department of Defense (DoD) performers, other Federal agencies, industry, and academia.
- Drafts all documents required for contracting actions, such as statements of work, tasks, and contract data requirements lists, along with other documents required for successful program management.
- Monitors and advises on the financial aspects of projects; provides early alerting of any potential issues.
- Supports development of project plans for new technology areas.
- Possesses the ability to rapidly understand new technical, mission requirements; keeps current on the state-of-the-art in technologies that could further the Nuclear Threats mission, and explains technology and concepts to others.
- Scouts for best technology areas to apply to Nuclear Threats mission.
- Presents new ideas for investment and recommends how to best pursue those chosen technology areas and/or specific technology.
- Provides advice and facilitates government evaluation of project progress/results.
- Collaborates as a member of the Nuclear Threats Portfolio and advises on/supports the projects of the project managers inside, and when appropriate, outside the branch.
- Interacts frequently with other government agencies involved in non-proliferation, counter-proliferation, remote sensing, and nuclear threat detection.
- Participates in DTRA and interagency meetings; leads meetings as required.
- Responds to interagency, DoD, and DTRA taskers; conducts and assists with daily administration within the Nuclear Threats Portfolio.
- Masters degree in Physics, Engineering or related field.
- Must possess superb technical program management skills and proven ability to manage the cost, administration, schedule and performance of a program.
- Must be able to understand and execute the DoD research, development, test and evaluation process (RDTE).
- Must be able to take programs from concept to prototype demonstration effectively and efficiently.
- Must be thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced with the DoD program management/contracting process/federal acquisition process, to include working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), drafting contracting packages, and managing the obligation and expenditures of funds.
- Must be able to understand military and intelligence community (IC) concepts-of-operations.
- Must be able to see potential in new technologies and/or applytechnologies to solve Nuclear Threat requirements.
- Must have proven ability to translate requirements and observations into clearly defined written products (briefings, reports, White Papers) in short timeframes.
- Must work well and be comfortable in a team environment.
- Must be able to quickly understand and explain scientific/engineering principles supporting research and development (R&D) to internal and external audiences; to summarize and assess research proposals for technical merit, feasibility, and achievability; to analyze technical approaches to meeting operational requirements and filling capability gaps; and to develop research strategy to close those gaps.
- Must be able to accomplish daily, reoccurring administrative tasking with little to no instruction.
- Must be experienced working with some or all of the following: DoD, other Federal agencies, industry, and National or Service Laboratories.
- Must be able to complete work with minimum guidance and supervision.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Must be skilled in using personal computer and standard office automation systems (e.g., Microsoft Office, M/S Project).
- Must be able to travel based on mission requirement. Travel is required (10 to 25%).
MUST POSSESS A DoD TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, with ability to obtain SCI access
- Masters of Science in a core science or engineering discipline.
- Program Management Professional certification such as by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or a comparable organization.
- Experienced with the DoD or IC RDTE process.
- Possess background and ability in one of the following three areas: 1) Program Management, 2) Special Operations Forces, or 3) the Intelligence Community. Additional areas of interest include: 1) ISR systems, 2) experience with Multi-INT data fusion, 3) Deep Learning and computer augmented capabilities/perception, and 4) high value target location and tracking.
- Demonstrated experience in managing complex technical projects and/or programs.
- An understanding of WMD threats and expertise in the theory and operation of non-nuclear, non-radiological sensors.