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Senior Nuclear Engineer

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional engineer/scientist to support a multi-disciplined team that develops methodologies, processes, and technological applications for detecting, locating, identifying, physically and functionally characterizing, modeling and assessing WMD threats to support full dimensional defeat planning and combat operations. In particular, the position requires familiarity with nuclear WMD technologies. The position requires the ability to develop physics based models in fluid hydrodynamic or structural finite element codes, run those codes on HPC systems, and evaluate the results to guide research and development. The position requires the individual to be versatile and diligent in the collection and integration of numerous reports and studies, assisting in the assessments of technologies. The individual will then prepare summary reports of the modeling R&D and assessment reports.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Skills:

* Master's degree in physics, nuclear engineering, or similar.

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

* Ability to communicate highly technical analyses at a level comprehensible to laymen and senior-level government representatives.

* Ability to clearly express in writing technical analyses and science and technology issues relevant to CWMD problems.

* Active TS clearance

Required Experience:

* 15+ years of experience in solving DoD engineering/science problems, working research and development, planning, and technical assessments of technologies associated with nuclear CWMD.

* Liaison experience between senior government officials and S&T government program managers, working with CWMD RDT&E issues.

* Direct experience assessing conventional and non-conventional technologies associated with CWMD.

* Expert knowledge and use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:

* Military or defense-related experience and an understanding of operational planning and functional defeat of hard targets and underground facilities.

* Ph.D. in physics or nuclear engineering or similar.

* Working experience with computational fluid dynamics codes and/or finite element analysis codes as applied to nuclear technologies.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1000 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com.

Please apply at www.careers.ara.com for the Senior Nuclear Engineer Position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.",

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