Senior Nuclear Engineer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/14/2020 7:04 PM)
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LMI is seeking a Senior Nuclear Engineer for the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office to oversee a full range of program management and technical support services for the Systems Support Directorate (SSD) to enhance the nation’s abilities to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using weapons of mass destruction and support operational partners in closing capability gaps along adversary pathways.


LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961 as a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


  • Examine potential modes of attack and assesses the impact that a WMD/chemical, nuclear, or radiological attack or major HAZMAT release could have on critical mission operations. Coordinates with other team members to identify likely avenues of attack, critical system capabilities, physical vulnerabilities, and hazmat threats.
  • Collaborate with S&T programs across the CWMD community to help test and evaluate software programs, work with government technical leads suggesting areas for improvement, and provide a user prospective to S&T program managers.
  • Perform assessments on personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.
  • Participate in operational plans development and support exercises and real world operations providing on-site modeling capabilities.
  • Identifies all aspects of WMD/Hazmat-related vulnerabilities, increases the customer’s awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts on mission execution capability, and provides recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.


  • Bachelors degree required, Masters or Doctorate degree preferred
  • 10+ years of overall experience (higher level degrees may substitute years of experience: 2 years for a Masters or 4 years for a PhD)
  • Expert knowledge and experience in health effects (water, food, inhalation, percutaneous), CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management.
  • Expert using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) and other hazard modeling tools.
  • Expert knowledge of the WMD threat environment and potential methods of employing WMD in a variety of scenarios and conditions and understands threats posed by hazardous industrial materials.
  • Expert knowledge of WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards.
  • Expert in Chemical, Nuclear, or Radiological effects.
  • Capable of developing plausible threat scenarios and providing coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.
  • Capable of preparing and presenting informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials.
  • Understanding of DoD and Federal, State and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs.
  • Expert knowledge of force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD assets and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRN Defense R&D programs.
  • Expert in personal protective equipment, facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.
  • Experience in a chemical or nuclear defense position, U.S. Army Chemical, Medical Corps, or other service equivalents.
  • Operational experience conducting in-the-field vulnerability-based assessments in the technical area of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • Active Top Secret (with SCI eligibility preferred) clearance desired.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check (US Citizenship required).




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