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Mechanical Engineer

Warriors Recruiting
Lorton, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Mechanical/Systems Engineer

Location: Lorton, VA

Our client is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the DC Metro area. We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.

Our client assists the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in developing leading edge technologies to counter WMD in support of CCMDs and transitioning these technologies to services and SOCOM. SPA provides expertise across the full range of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) WMD, Counter Improvised Threat and Countering Threat Network technologies to support understanding, detection, identification, characterization, denial, control, disabling, defeating, disposing, safeguarding the force, managing consequences, and test and evaluation in support of military and civilian operations.


This position provides Assistance and Advisory Support (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Chemical and Biological (CB) Defense Department, Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division (RD CBT). The Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division orients on chemical and biological defense in the area of physical protection and hazard mitigation. The position is located in Lorton, VA.

The successful candidate provides scientific and project management support while leveraging U.S. military operational experience to maximize client support for chemical and biological protection and hazard mitigation technology development. Specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the area of personnel and material decontamination science and technology and other related fields to DTRA CB science and technology managers.
  • Determine needs and opinions of warfighters for emerging technologies within the division and conduct presentations of technology developed in the Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division.
  • Draft technology transition agreements between the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) and Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO).
  • Assist review of proposals submitted through the Long Range Broad Agency Announcements for the Joint Science and Technology Office.
  • Understand capability gaps and assisting in setting project- and product-level strategy and priorities, and ensure portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals.
  • Coordinate and consolidate complex, technical, programmatic, and strategic responses to support division initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences. Instructions may be vague and require independent initiative and background research.
  • Create products for both technical and senior leader audiences.
  • Review proposals, technical reports, and statements of work to ensure technical validity, evaluate current and emerging protection technologies, and facilitate cross-communication regarding program priorities and courses of action.
  • Provide programmatic, logistics planning, and execution support for meetings with the government clients and their performers.
  • Monitor funding documentation and other programmatic metrics for within the division.
  • Assist with drafting presentations, papers and other programmatic documentation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, engineering, Mechanical Engineering, materials science, or other physical science related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in science and technology program management.
  • Mechanical Design experience
  • Experience in application and analysis of scientific principles for future technologies.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and analytical skills.
  • Experience with MS Office.
  • Current Secret security clearance with eligibility for Top Secret clearance and the ability to maintain during time of employment.


  • Master's Degree in engineering with 4+ years' of experience in science and technology program management.
  • 4+ years U.S. military experience.
  • Experience in Military such as Army Chemical Corps or similar U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, or U.S. Marine Corps experience with chemical and biological defense.
  • Knowledge of traditional and emerging chemical warfare agents.
  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition policies and DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS).
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the PMI.
  • Experience with the Chemical Biological Defense Program (CBDP).

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