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Senior Nuclear Weapons Engineer

Serco North America Remote
senior nuclear nuclear weapons weapons engineer test nuclear engineering infrastructure t&e defense team senior
May 4, 2023
Serco North America
Arlington, VA

Position Description

If you love engaging with high profile and challenging engineering projects supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Serco has a great opportunity for you! Serco is hiring a Senior Nuclear Weapons Engineer to be part of a dynamic team supporting the DoD’s legacy test and evaluation infrastructure and development of novel, science, technology-based, test approaches and capabilities with offices located in Arlington, VA. Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make a positive impact on the security of our nation.


Serco supports the DoD and other defense agencies with engineering and program management support, which involves developing new and innovative ways to develop the test and evaluation (T&E) infrastructure across the nuclear, hypersonic, missile defense and space, bringing strategically vital and game-changing capabilities to the Joint Force.


You will be part of a team responsible for highly consequential engagements with stakeholders impacting national security and the defense capabilities of the United States. You will work closely with customers and other Serco teams to deliver quality solutions recognized by DoD and industry as outstanding contributions in engineering program and risk management across the Defense enterprise. 


In this Senior Nuclear Weapons Engineer position, you will: 

  • Develop T&E capability investment proposals, to include investment in research and development of new test capabilities

  • Review and critique test-related requirements documents, such as T&E Master Plans, Test Capabilities Requirements Documents, and Analysis of Alternatives

  • Apply principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals

  • Interact with senior DoD leadership and strategic partners regarding use nuclear modernization T&E infrastructure

  • Be challenged to learn and grow well outside of your current technical background

  • Explore technical positions individually and in groups cogently, quickly, and professionally to identify root causes and first principles

  • Attend periodic test and evaluation and support facility meetings for nuclear weapon effects (NWE); space radiation; ground; and flight test infrastructure investments, operations, and planning as directed. Performs analysis to determine adequacy of NWE, ground, and flight test infrastructure, facilities, funding and workforce

  • Assist in the assessment of complex T&E support plans including T&E Master Plans, specifications, design documents, gap and solution assessments, and/or test methods, and capability performance requirements

  • Research current and emerging test requirements to determine the ability of the Federal and American industrial base test infrastructure to ascertain vulnerabilities to nuclear effects and inform system design to ensure the adequacy of engineering margins

  • Prepare presentations and administrative packages on nuclear matters to support planning, programming, and budgeting actions, produces reports and briefings in response to Congressional inquiries, other DoD, and Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) needs



To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • A DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility (TS/SCI)

  • A Masters of Science degree in physics, nuclear engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university

    • A Bachelor of Science degree in physics, nuclear engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university with 10 years of experience may be substituted for a Masters Degree

  • 8 years of experience

  • Significant experience with Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Excel

  • Familiarity with PBP&E, acquisition community practices, and key nuclear modernization stakeholders

Desired Qualifications: 

  • PhD in physics, nuclear engineering, electrical engineering or related discipline from an accredited university in a technical field with six (6) years of experience


If you are interested in supporting and working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and a growing Serco team, then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes to change your career!


Military Veterans and Spouses encouraged to apply!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco.


If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected].


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

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