Arcata Associates, Inc

Scientist II, Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

Arcata is currently looking for applicants interested in short term, 6 months, Joint Feasibility Studies (JFS).  Under general supervision, applies use and application of standard engineering principles, theories and concepts. Conducts research, analysis, compilation, design, development and/or test of technical engineering data in support of customer requirements in one or more engineering disciplines. May perform as a task lead on assignments of moderate scope.


  • Performs a variety of analyses of technical engineering data. Interprets the data, verifies product documentation, designs, layouts or drawings for adequacy and reliability.
  • Develops, documents and recommends solutions or improvements for technical engineering problems of moderate scope.
  • Researches and prepares draft and/or finished engineering presentations, reports, process studies or technical information used for such things as program reviews, design reviews and proposal activities.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains active interfaces and coordination/exchange of technical information among multi-disciplined engineering groups, subcontractors and/or the customer. May assist in delivering presentations to management and/or the customer.
  • Analyzes, develops and maintains technical databases and supportive engineering systems.

Required Skills

  • Performing work in this job’s occupational field requires the application of complex, technical professional disciplines requiring a four-year degree or equivalent and the extensive, applied use of related concepts, practices and methods.
  • In relation to other jobs in the same function, this job requires an intermediate level of proficiency to work on assignments of standard difficulty.
  • The primary or most necessary skills required for this job are analytical skills. Other important skills include verbal and written communication skills and computer skills.

Preferred Experience

  • The Contractor shall also provide personnel with skills and current experience to address the J-HyperSPEC2 focus areas that include:
    • Planning and execution of global strike missions in a Joint or Combined Operations Center
    • Mission planning and execution in US European Command or US Pacific Command Operation Center
    • Submarine and air-launched cruise missile planning and/or execution
    • Development of command and control concept of operations

Required Education

  • This job requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and two or more years work related experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline.
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Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.