Job Description

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Mechanical Engineering Technical Advisor

Key Role:
Immerse yourself in cutting-edge technologies while serving as a strategic technical consultant to Energy clients. Broaden your skill set into new areas, including wind turbine design and optimization, controls engineering, and offshore engineering, and apply knowledge of energy market considerations as a technical Science, Engineering, and Technology Adviser (SETA). Apply technical subject-matter and market knowledge to guide the seeding and growth of publicly financed R&D programs. Characterize the state of a technical field, including identifying state-of-the-art technologies and promising new technological approaches. Perform technical analysis to recommend technology performance and cost targets that are highly challenging and on the edge of what may be achievable. Identify key technical experts across academia, industry, and national labs, perform technical outreach, and facilitate the formation of new multi-disciplinary technical communities. Review highly technical proposals and support negotiations of selected projects, including advising on project plans and technical milestones for long-lead-time, complex R&D projects. Perform direct, periodic oversight of portfolio projects' technical aspects, from set-up to close-out, aiding the client in managing projects towards clear and compelling outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with postdoctoral, academic, or industry roles pertaining to the design or optimization of wind turbines, wind power platforms, or related systems, including helicopters and rotor design

  • 2+ years of experience in authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness when dealing with uncertainty and ask insightful questions that challenge traditional thinking

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong aptitude for learning and adapting to new energy technologies 

  • Ability to perform domestic travel between 10% - 15% of the time

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Offshore Wind Engineering 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with wind modeling and simulation software

  • Experience with wind and water tunnel experimentation for validation of aerospace systems, including extrapolation of results to full scale

  • Experience with researching controls engineering, including applications involving non-linear, coupled dynamics, such as aero-, hydro-, elastic-, and servo-dynamics

  • Experience with MATLAB or Simulink and their modeling, identification, and control toolboxes

  • Experience with the design, optimization, or control of marine propulsion systems, including propellers

  • Experience in a consulting environment

  • Possession of excellent client service, organizational, analytical, and time management skills

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $81,800.00 to $186,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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