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Nuclear Weapon Effects Test and Evaluation SME

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0388

JOB TITLE: Nuclear Weapon Effects Test and Evaluation SME


WBB has a contract supporting the Department of Defense Test Resource Management Center (TRMC).

The TRMC requires engineering, analysis, and integration expertise to produce objective insights and analytic justification to inform future technology and capability investment decisions for Test and Evaluation resources.


Must be familiar with nuclear detonation effects on systems, associated radiation phenomenon and the systems test facilities currently used to simulate them in the absence of underground nuclear testing. Specifically,

  • Serves as staff specialist/action officer in an organization engaged in nuclear weapon testing, research and engineering oversight
  • Attends periodic test and evaluation, nuclear effects and support facility meetings to include meetings with nuclear effects test facilities in support of upgrade, instrumentation set up, and operations planning as directed
  • Assists in the assessment of complex test and evaluation support plans including Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), specifications, design documents, and/or drawings
  • Conducts research and analysis of nuclear weapons effects
  • Monitors test facility capability and capacity
  • Performs analysis to determine adequacy of nuclear test infrastructure, facilities, funding and workforce
  • Performs research on both current and emerging system test requirements to determine the ability of the DoD / DOE test infrastructure to ascertain vulnerabilities to nuclear effects and inform system design to ensure the adequacy of engineering margins without costly excess design reserves
  • Prepares data, to include presentations and administrative packages on nuclear matters to support planning, programming and budgeting actions, produces reports in response to Congressional inquiries and other Department of Defense and Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) program documents


Security Clearance: Secret

  • MS Engineering Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Astronomy and Astrophysics or Physics, Chem Eng, Mechanical/Material Engineering, with demonstrated understanding of nuclear effects.
  • Army AOC 52B Nuclear and Counter proliferation Officer
  • Navy Nuclear Power trained officer
  • Air Force Nuclear and Missile Operations Officer or Physicist/Nuclear Engineer


  • Nuclear delivery system program office experience
  • Assignments in testing at National Nuclear Security Administration (including Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Labs), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (L3 West Coast Facility), Navy Research Lab or Navy Surface Warfare Development Center Crane, Indiana, Army White Sands Missile Range Survivability and Vulnerability Directorate, Air Force Little Mountain Test Facility
  • Client site contractor experience (OSD/Service HQ staff)
  • Acquisition DAWIA Level III T&E Certification
  • Familiarity with POM/PPBE



KEY WORDS: Nuclear Weapons Effects; DOE, NNSA, Sandia National labs; DTRA; test infrastructure; Nuclear survivability; Nuclear Vulnerability

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