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Mechanical Engineer at IB3 Global Solutions

Mechanical Engineer

IB3 Global Solutions Lorton, VA Full-Time


Founded in 2012, IB3 Global Solutions was placed 2386th on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2020. We focus on the reduction of threats across the CBRN spectrum. Our solutions are based on the current threat stream and the operational realities facing our customer organizations as they endeavor to secure our nation. We are broad in capacity, yet focused in the markets we serve; and focused on the employees who make it all possible.

Our employees are comprised of experts at all career levels from diverse walks of life - scientists, engineers, technicians, military, law enforcement, health care, and first responder communities. Their knowledge of scientific, technical, tactical, and operational expertise is unmatched!


This position provides Assistance and Advisory Support (A&AS) to the federal agency client's Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division which focuses on chemical and biological defense in the area of physical protection and hazard mitigation. The Mechanical Engineer will provide 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.


  • Provide subject matter expertise in the area of personnel and material decontamination science and technology and other related fields to 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


  • Seven (7) years of experience in science and technology program management (a Ph.D. with four (4) years of experience may be substituted in lieu of seven years of experience)
  • Experience in application and analysis of scientific principles for future technologies with applicability to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Protection and Hazard Mitigation
  • MINIMUM Secret clearance active or used within the last 24 months (not suspended or revoked); and eligibility for Top Secret clearance
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Expert experience with MS Office


  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field


  • Five (5) years U.S. military experience
  • 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)
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field


  • Work will be performed at the Government-site or prime contractor facility in Lorton, VA.
  • Flex time and some remote work may be available; regular office work hours are M - F (8-hour work day)
  • Remote support for other locations or temporary duty travel may be required occasionally (5 - 10%)
  • Employee must follow customer site guidelines regarding COVID-19 Safety Mandates to include but not limited to social distancing, quarantine, vaccination, and mask wearing, when required. Guidelines will vary by site and local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs.

Equal Employment Opportunity. IB3 provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Job Responsibilities. This job description reflects the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. IB3 Global Solutions may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

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