Peraton Corporation Mid-Level Physicist/Nuclear Engineer - DOD/Space Programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado
We are seeking a Mid-Level Physicist to support our Navy DoD customer in research, development, testing, evaluation, and engineering analysis at our Colorado Springs, CO office.
For more than 60 years, Peraton has supported our Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) customer by performing research, development, analysis, modeling and simulation, and testing to assess weapon system performance and qualify weapon systems for normal and hostile environments. We provide support in the areas of programmatic and systems engineering, technical engineering, scientific analysis, and operational systems support for Navy SSP’s strategic reentry systems. We utilize both COTS and in-house developed software to deliver analysis results and software models of reentry systems and weapons effects to Navy SSP or their designee.
The physicist will perform scientific analysis and computational modeling to evaluate intrinsic, normal, and hostile radiation environments and their effect on electrical and mechanical components, as well as on personnel. The successful candidate will perform a wide range of tasks spanning radiation transport calculations, Hardening and Vulnerability (H&V) calculations, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) calculations, hostile nuclear environment definition, and planning and assessment of radiation/electrical/mechanical testing. Position will require the use scientific and engineering simulation software, in particular radiation transport and finite element analysis solvers (e.g. MCNP, Attila, ABAQUS, Nastran, LS-Dyna, etc.)
This position will be responsible for the following:
Contribute to team efforts in the completion of hostile and normal environment studies of reentry systems and personnel safety
Perform radiation transport calculations of free-field and internal dose levels in Navy system components
Compare and correlate radiation modeling results with experimental data
Perform Verification & Validation of simulation models and results
Assist in test planning and execution at radiation, electrical, and mechanical above ground test facilities
Work with software engineers to implement physics-based analysis models into maintainable software programs
Assist the customer in system assessment and qualification of current Navy systems and the planning and requirements definition of future systems
Develop Technical Documentation and Briefings.
Develop technical reports capturing assumptions, inputs, outputs, and assessments
Develop PowerPoint presentations
Interface directly with the customer.
Travel for meetings and customer interactions.
Minimum requirement is a BS Degree in Physics or Nuclear Engineering with 5+ years of experience; MS with 3+ years of experience; or PhD. An advanced degree is preferred and applicants with advanced degrees will be given preference.
Experience in experimental design and execution or modeling
Experience in writing reports or articles
Experience presenting results to technical SMEs and various levels of management
Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance, which requires a US citizen
A PhD in Physics or Nuclear Engineering
Radiation transport experience (neutron, gamma, x-ray)
Ability to create unique code-to-code interfaces along with post processing routines for model response analyses
Ability to lead a team of motivated and highly-skilled engineers and scientists
Experience with Industry leading verification and validation practices, model uncertainty quantification, industry standard design of experiment processes, and application of statistical analysis of experimental data
Experience with any of the following technologies: (MCNP, Attila, Matlab, Python, Fortan, C++, PATRAN, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, Linux, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to take initiative and manage detailed tasks
Comfortable working independently or on a team
Knowledge of object-oriented design
Experience with Defense asset life extension programs
Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act:
This position pays$90K - $130K based on required experience and market factors
For information about Peraton’s benefits, please visit https://careers.peraton.com/why-choose-us/benefits/
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
Posted Date 2 months ago (2/22/2021 3:25 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-10425
Clearance Status Ability to Obtain
Security Clearance Top Secret
Mission Area Space