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Material Scientist in Washington, DC at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 2/28/2019

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Job Number: R0047149

Material Scientist

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in next-generation energy technology development? You understand your customer’s environment and how to design and manufacture the advanced materials they need for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technical specifications makes you an integral part of delivering a customer-focused engineering solution.

As a material scientist on our team, you have the chance to shape the development of next generation energy technologies that increase efficiency and reduce emissions by leading the design and management of government R&D programs and evaluation of novel technology concepts. On our team, you’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like advanced manufacturing, mechanical, structural, and thermal engineering, as well as your knowledge of energy markets and technology commercialization. Grow your skills by merging materials science and advanced manufacturing to create next generation energy technologies for power plants, advanced nuclear reactors, thermal energy storage, aviation systems, and more. Join our team and create the future of technology in energy. This position is located in Washington, DC.

Empower change with us.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

You Have:

-8+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to applied materials science

-8+ years of experience in postdoctoral, academic, or industry roles related to advanced materials

-Experience with the design or application of high temperature materials, including superalloys, ceramics, and carbon matrix composites

-Experience with developing materials or components for harsh service environments, including environments that involve high-temperature, such as turbines, boilers, and heat exchangers, high mechanical loads, such as tools, dies, rolls, gears, and molds, and radiation or corrosive chemicals

-Experience with practicing design for manufacturing (DFM)

-Experience with synthesizing, scaling up the production process, and ensuring quality control for advanced materials

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-PhD degree in Materials Science, Metallurgy, or Mechanical Engineering

Nice If You Have:

-Experience in a consulting environment a plus

-Experience with metal powder synthesis, sintering, microstructure, and mechanical properties of metal alloys made from metal powders a plus

-Experience with engineering, including design, implementation, validation, and field experimentation of systems a plus

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Ability to exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and work in a collaborative team environment

-Ability to be a proactive problem-solver and work independently

-Ability to travel for technical discussions about a variety of applied controls technologies

-Possession of excellent client service, organizational, and analytical skills

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent time management skills to multi-task efficiently and effectively


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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