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Blast and Ballistic Engineer

Company: Battelle Uk Limited
Location: Panama City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle's National Security Business Unit is currently seeking candidates for a full time, permanent position as a Blast and Ballistics Engineer to provide support to government programs focused on Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts in Airfield protection, Installation Resiliency, and Blast (APIRB) in support of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center. This position is located on-site at Tyndall Air Force Base, near Panama City, FL.
Active areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Protective Concepts and Systems Against Forced Entry
  • Blast and Ballistic Protection Systems Evaluation
  • Mitigation of Internal Blast Effects
  • Protective Systems for Infrastructure and Asset Survivability Against Cased Munitions
  • Blast and Ballistic Protection for Guided Munitions
    • The Blast and Ballistic Engineer will perform RDT&E of moderate complexity by compiling technical specifications, analyzing technical data, determine appropriate analysis methods, identify problems, and develop and implement solutions.
    • Develop test plans and experimentation protocols, technology assessment studies, and conducts technical projects.
    • Apply experience in engineering research and analysis to understanding of explosive blast effects and blast mitigation at full-scale, reduced scale, and through modeling and testing.
    • Designs experimentation procedures for evaluation of test systems, including instrumentation, and data collection from field testing.
    • Analyze and interpret data collected. Prepare technical reports and make presentations to client, both formal and informal
      Key Qualifications
      • BS degree in Engineering (Structural, Civil, Mechanical or similar)
      • 0-2 years' experience related to research and development programs. Understanding of explosive blast effects and blast mitigation is preferred. Experience with high-speed cameras, instrumentation, and data analysis techniques is desirable.
      • Proactive, self-starter who can work independently and, in a team, environment
      • Positive attitude and eagerness to take on technical challenges.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
      • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
        Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life
        We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.
        • Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off-giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.
        • Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.
        • Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.
        • Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.
        • Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.
        • Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.
        • Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work. A Work Environment Where You Succeed
          For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity's most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

          You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:
          • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
          • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
          • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
          • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders
          • Give back to and improve our communities
            Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

            Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients' requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

            Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

            The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

            For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

Keywords: Battelle Uk Limited, Tallahassee , Blast and Ballistic Engineer, Engineering , Panama City, Florida

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