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Electrical Engineer, Lead – 37031

Alion Science and Technology

This is a Full-time position in Alexandria, VA posted January 9, 2022.

Electrical Engineer, Lead
– 37031 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Job Description

At Commonwealth Technology (CTI), a division of Alion Science and Technology (Alion) enterprise, our electrical engineers are challenged to develop unique customized solutions that seamlessly blend technology and tradecraft.

We value integrity, imagination and hands-on creativity and recruit talent with diverse backgrounds who bring a broad spectrum of technical experience to our team.

CTI offers a small company feel and our engineers have the time to focus on their work and technical contributions as a member of integrated development teams.

Beyond our competitive salary and benefits structure, our engineers earn a sense of accomplishment through meaningful contributions to our nation’s security priorities.

With highly extensive fabrication assets in Northern Virginia including a full in-house machine shop, composite fabrication, finishing, PCB production and electronics assembly capabilities, team ideas and designs quickly become fieldable hardware.

By joining the CTI team, your engineering skills can help solve our customer’s most challenging problems and build upon the industry-leading reputation developed over nearly 5 decades.

The Lead Electrical Engineer (EE):

  • Leads, manages and mentors the EE team.

    Directs engineering personnel in development efforts to provide a single unified approach to requirements resolution.

    Responsible for program staffing, training and development.

  • Manages EE workloads and resource assignments.

    Coordinates available electrical engineering tasking with available electrical engineering labor.

    Manages lab resources, recommends the procurement of capital equipment and high cost tools.

  • Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction

  • Displays technical credibility, responds to customer requests and negotiates trade-offs dealing with materials and component choices.

    Ensures the technical integrity of all EE activities and adherence to schedule, budget, risk and change processes.

    Provides a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in his/her field and provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems with imaginative and thorough solutions.

    Designs, develops, and tests all aspects of components and systems, and directs/manages other to do the same.

  • Recommends profitable business pursuits to target and delivers positive financial results.

    Prepares successful technical proposals with accurate cost estimates.

    Identifies risk and implements appropriate mitigation measures. 

  • Familiarity with a variety of the electronics industry concepts, practices, and procedures is a must.

    Complicated tasking requires strong reliance on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish a variety of design, manufacturing/assembly and testing goals.

    A wide degree of creativity is required and associated latitude is provided.

  • As the Lead EE , your direct reports will be members of our multidiscipline, integrated development team with projects evolving from concept to delivery averaging 6-9 months.

  • If you take a hands-on approach to your work, appreciate access to the latest development tools, and have a desire to create unique mission enabling products, we want to talk to you!

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

    (MSEE strongly preferred)

  • 8+ years of electrical engineering experience.

  • Experience with hardware design.

  • Experience performing hands-on assembly of and modifications to electronics systems.

  • Experience analyzing complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical, and effective solutions.

  • Experience with the following:

    • Embedded systems design, processor selection, various communication protocols (especially USB, SPI, I2C and UART), analog design, sensor design, low power design, and various RF technologies.

    • Real time motion control / robotics

    • Digital and Analog circuit design

    • Power supply topologies

    • Schematic Capture and PCB Layout using Altium or equivalent

    • PCB bring-up and debugging, functional verification and manufacturing support

    • Experience with Test equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and DMM.

    • Experience creating complete technical documentation packages

    • IPC standards and certification processes

  • Five years’ experience leading teams of engineers and technicians in performing work similar to that described above

  • Must be able to obtain Government Security Clearance at Secret and investigation/ reinvestigation within 5 years required.

Preferred skills:

  • Layout circuits within tight and unusual mechanical constraints

  • Hands-on assembly and modification of electromechanical systems

  • Antennas and communication systems integration

  • Experience working directly with customers to develop requirements

  • Design process oriented and milestone driven

  • Expert troubleshooting and system debugging of hardware, firmware and cabling

  • 1-2 years of Project Management experience is a plus.

    PMP Certification preferred.





Security Clearance: Secret
– Not Eligible

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