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Job #: R-00006557
Location: Richmond, KY
Category: Chemical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Description

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Chemical Engineer to work in Richmond, KY and the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAP) located on the Blue Grass Army Depot. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and expertise to support the United States Chemical Weapons destruction program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; performing document reviews, technical research, equipment walk downs, interviews, and providing technical input associated with the Systems Contractor activities.
  • Provide oversight of the Systems Contractors' activities related to investigation or testing of demilitarization process chemistry issues and provide technical input to the Government to include technical approach, progress, and potential issues and risks related to process chemistry.
  • Review of Engineering Change Proposals and temporary configuration changes and provide technical input to the Government pertaining to the justification, cost and schedule impacts, and configuration management requirements. Support the Government configuration control board and provide technical input to assist the Government in resolving technical issues and interface with the Systems Contractor to collect, review, analyze, and evaluate technical data.
  • Review Systems Contractor design documentation and attend ongoing reviews, status meetings, and design discussions and provide technical input to the Government to support their evaluation of the BGCAPP design, configuration management process, and configuration documentation.
  • Review Field Change Notices, Field Change Requests, Design Change Notices, Supplier Deviation Requests, and Non Compliance Reports and provide technical input to the Government to assist the Government in evaluating whether the BGCAPP (to include the Main Plant and Static Detonation Chamber (SDC)) design documentation is in compliance with the accepted design and the constructed facility.
  • May require occasion shift work.


Basic Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ ears of prior relevant experience.
  • Requires a minimum of 5+ years' experience in chemical demilitarization, or equivalent chemical industry, processing operations to include process startup and operations.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a NACi Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain a Government Common Access Card necessary for demilitarization facility access.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Conduct of Operations and Government oversight.
  • Must be able to work in a team-based environment.
  • Must have the ability and desire to initiate and execute new projects.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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