AECOM Senior Optical Engineer/Scientist in Dahlgren, Virginia

Business Line Government

Position Title Senior Optical Engineer/Scientist

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

The Senior Optical Engineer/Scientist will perform a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, development, design, manufacture, test, installation, operation, and maintenance of diverse electronic/ mechanical equipment and systems and generally as a lead of a design, analysis or review team on the most complex engineering assignments.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have an active U.S. government security clearance.

  • A Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline required.

  • Ten (10) years of experience with high energy laser systems, specific allyfiber laser technology; academic or industry research in recent lasertechnologies; integration of laser systems; and knowledge and experience with major components of a laser system including the optical train.

  • Experience with high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems to include elements such as: laser systems with gain media, pump sources, thermal management and control systems; opto-mechanics including custom design and fabrication, specification and operation; high power optical coatings, substrates, characterization and specification, beam shaping including passive beam clipping, coring and collimization; and beam control, including active and closed loop beam steering and phase control.

  • Experience analyzing the effectiveness of HEL interactions with materials and components; laser propagation theory; and experimentation, including modeling and characterizations of laser performance in relevant military environments and ranges.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Engineering

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184601BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.