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Testbed Construction Engineer

Alion Science and Technology Corporation Albuquerque Full-Time
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Position Summary

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Testbed Construction Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support to a major DoD Agency located in Albuquerque, NM at Kirtland AFB for operational test events. Some travel (<20%) to the White Sands Missile Range, NM and the Nevada National Security Site, NV may be required.


  • Monitor test bed / test article / test tunnel / test support facilities construction activities and submit reports to customer on matters related to schedule updates, percent of work in progress, potential issues and resolutions, and performance of the contract.
  • Gather all pertinent information on behalf of the Government while monitoring a construction project, consolidating design requirements from all test team members.
  • Submit daily/weekly/monthly reports and make recommendations to address any issues concerning schedule and engineering.
  • Prepare and provide design and construction planning estimates for the PM and Program Integrator.
  • Determine whether a design will be contracted or prepared in-house.
  • Oversee the structure design prepared by a contracted architect engineer or by an in-house designer.
  • Provide plans and specifications to the customer for review and coordination.
  • Draft independent government estimates.
  • Provide plans and specifications to the contracting officer for RFP Task Orders for the construction contractor; review the contractor’s cost proposal, prepare the technical evaluation of the cost proposal, and participate in negotiations.
  • Assemble funding packages for submittal to the Program Integrator.
  • Prepare a construction schedule listing major activities with durations, and coordinate with the test team for activities that must be integrated with construction.
  • Oversee construction to assure quality and compliance with applicable safety and environmental regulations, and ensure construction support projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering or related fields of study and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working directly with testbed construction in a test and evaluation (T&E) environment is desired.
  • A High School degree and at least 7 years’ related experience is acceptable as an alternative.
  • Required Training/Certifications (must already have):

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) License

OSHA 30 hour certification or EM-385 40 hour certification 

  • US Citizenship is required: Must have Active/current Secret (S) with ability to obtain TS/SCI.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques associated with testbed facilities construction.
  • Knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • MS Office proficiency and ability to work in an individual and team environment.
  • Experience in constructing testbeds for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and/or High Explosives test events desired.




Security Clearance


Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information.

U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.


Skills required

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Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion’s engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly-changing environments.

Building on over 75 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. Alion employees are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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