Controls Engineer in Washington, DC at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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Job Number: R0035599

Controls Engineer

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 develop the right systems 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 systems engineer on our team, you have the chance to shape the development of next generation energy technologies that increase efficiency and/or reduce emissions by leading the design 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 controls engineering, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and structural mechanics, as well as your knowledge of energy market considerations. Grow your skills by merging controls engineering, systems engineering, and aero/hydrodynamics to create, next generation energy technology programs such as those involving wind and marine hydrokinetic energy systems. Join our team and create the future of technology in energy.


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:

  • 5+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to controls engineering or applied control
  • 2+ years of experience with relevant postdoctoral or industry research and consulting
  • Experience with concurrent engineering, co-optimization and co-simulation methodologies
  • Experience with design of wind, marine hydrokinetic systems, or similar complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • PhD degree in Controls Engineering, System Engineering, discipline Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or EE

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience in a consulting environment, preferred
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink and their modeling, identification and control toolboxes, preferred
  • Experience with wind modeling and simulation software, including Bladed, FAST, Modelica, Mathematica or similar software a plus
  • Experience with Real-world engineering, including topics as design, implementation, validation and field experimentation of systems, preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to travel to Washington, DC
  • Possession of excellent client service skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills
  • Possession of excellent organizational skills
  • Possession of excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively

Clearance:  
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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