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Position Description:

Watermark is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented engineer or physicist who specializes in nuclear effects experimental capabilities 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.

The successful candidate will assist in the development, application, and integration of simulation and experimental capabilities needed at DoD, contractor, and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities to certify the survivability of strategic reentry, missile defense, and satellite as well as conventional weapon systems.  Simulation and experimental capabilities include advanced sources, techniques, and methodologies for more accurate physics and test capabilities; large blast and thermal test facilities; experimental validation and Testable Hardware Toolkits for satellite response validation; modernized Cold/Warm X-ray testing; tools and test data for strategic materials to support design decisions and certification; and high-fidelity large-area test capability to simulate effects of impulse for Reentry Systems.

Responsibilities include researching new requirements, conducting market research, and translating best technology areas and concepts to provide recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.   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 5 years of relevant experience, Master of Science plus 3 years of relevant or Doctorate in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or other relevant scientific/engineering field.
  • Experience with nuclear physics, space environmental effects, radiation, electromagnetic pulse, and satellite survivability techniques highly desired.
  • 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.

Watermark Risk Management International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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