Electromagnetic Pulse Engineer - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States




SAIC is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented electrical engineer or physicist who specializes in electromagnetic effects to join our team at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, providing unparalleled support to our customer and in an exciting and rewarding career.  This position provides Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Technologies Department, developing state-of-the-art capabilities to ensure DoD weapon systems and facilities are hardened and survivable against the effects of nuclear weapons on electronics systems.


The successful candidate will analyze nuclear weapon effects on weapons and communications systems; support development, application and integration of nuclear environmental and effects protection standards; support development of EM effects tools; and provide technical guidance on EMP and RF hardening solutions.  Researches new requirements, conducts market research, and translates best technology areas and concepts to provide recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.  Interacts frequently across DoD, and with other Federal Agencies, and National Laboratories working to ensure survivable systems and a credible nuclear deterrent force.  Provides advice and facilitates government acquisition actions, including statement of work development, proposal evaluation, budget planning and execution, and monitoring contractor performance.







  • Bachelor of Science plus 9 years of relevant experience, Masters of Science plus 7 years of relevant or Doctorate plus 4 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or other relevant scientific/engineering field. 

  • Knowledge of the appropriate information necessary to assess the current EMP hardness status of systems, including DoD HEMP Military Standards, mission expectations and requirements, EMP test and evaluation processes, policy and training, organizational procedures, maintenance requirements, operational instructions, Technical Orders, design documentation, engineering change and modification processes, and EMP test plans and procedures

  • Strong technical project management background.  Level II or III Program Management Certification and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired. 

  • Ability to translate requirements and observations into clearly defined written products (briefings, reports, White Papers) in short timeframes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

  • Skilled in using personal computer and standard office automation systems (e.g., Microsoft Office, M/S Project). 

  • Travel is required (10% to 25%). 

  • A DoD Secret clearance is required.  Must have or be able to obtain TS/SCI.


Desired Qualifications