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Job #: R-00083190
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Leidos Intelligence Group is seeking a talented Mechanical Engineer in Reston, Virginia. Our dynamic R&D team focuses on interoperability of systems within WMD related facilities. Candidate must bring a creative, yet sound, approach to identifying and solving challenges with these interrelated systems in a customer setting, and have exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to thoroughness. The successful candidate will work within an interdisciplinary team of government and contractor personnel conducting Weapons of Mass Destruction Analysis. Work will be performed in a fast-paced, high-energy environment within a government facility. The candidate should demonstrate a willingness to consider highly complex state of the art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Models problems and use advanced techniques under guidance to provide answers. Candidate should have the ability think differently, unconventionally, and from a new perspective.

Basic Qualifications
- Must possess an active TS/SCI and eligible for a poly

- BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemistry or related degree

- 12+ years’ experience in the intelligence and/or DoD communities

- 5+ years’ experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

- 5+ years’ experience with Gas Dynamics:

  • Chemistry
  • Turbulence models
  • Compressible high-speed flows
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mixture and particle transport
  •  Multi-phase flows

- 5+ years’ experience with Computational Methods:

  • Finite Element
  • DSMC
  • Eulerian & Lagrangian codes

- 5+ years’ experience using the following Engineering Applications:

  • Workbench
  • CFX
  • Autodyn
  • LS-Dyna

- 5+ years’ experience using software:

  • MATLAB/Octave
  • Pointwise
  • Development tools (Fortran, C++, Python, MobaXterm, Putty, VHDL, VERILOG, CUDA
  • HPC architectures (MPI, Lustre, GPFS, PANASES, PBS, Brightview, Slurm, Infiband)
  • LS-Dyna

- Excellent technical writing, communication, and customer relation skills
- Highly detailed oriented

- Adept at working in a fast-paced environments
- Ability to resolve complex, unclear problems and issues with research and nontraditional solutions.

- Comprehensive WMD tradecraft; focused on modeling and assessing industrial facilities.

- Exploitation of national level intelligence

- Expert is creating briefs and papers using Microsoft office

Preferred Qualifications

- 5+ years’ experience in the WMD community

- 5+ years’ experience with Chemistry or Chemical engineering

- In depth knowledge of WMD problems with a focus using mechanical engineering principles

- Experience using open source codes including OpenFoam, SMRC, SEIRRA, CTH, Dakota, Paraview

- Working knowledge of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – Research & Development Directorate
- Experience working with Combatant Commands

The ideal candidate will leverage Mechanical Engineering experiences daily to solve advance completed problems. Analyze intelligence when available, if not available use reverse engineering and best practices to produce assessments, briefs, papers, graphics, and data for the counter-WMD community. Develop counter CFD R&D projects to advance the community understanding and capabilities. Serve the team as the mechanical engineer subject matter expert. During exercises and customer driven requirements provide on-site 24/7 mechanical engineering SME support.

Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables. Responsible for entire projects or processes within a professional area. Typically responsible for coaching and reviewing the work of lower level professionals.

Problems are unclear and may require understanding of a broader set of issues, and may be difficult. Develops solutions to problems and issues that are unclear and require thorough analyses and understanding of domain knowledge.

Communicates with internal and client project team members. Works to influence team members regarding solution design, process and/or approaches.

Has full understanding of concepts, principles and industry practices within own discipline. Has deep understanding of industry practices and standards.

Requires a BA degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 15 years of prior relevant experience.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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