Senior Geologist in Reston, United States

at Leidos
Location Reston, United States
Date Posted October 14, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Job Description:
The Defense & Intelligence Group of Leidos is currently seeking a Senior Geologist for our Reston, VA location.

The successful candidate will provide daily broad-based understanding of geological and geotechnical engineering disciplines in a defense environment. The selected candidate will have experience in drilling, core logging, mining, tunnel construction and design, trenchless technology, rock mass characterization and intelligence analysis skills.

The successful candidate will support a multi-disciplined team that develops methodologies, processes, and technological applications for characterizing, modeling and assessing underground facilities and WMD threats to support full dimensional defeat planning and combat operations. The candidate will conduct research and writing of geological characterizations and similar technical reports along with performing field research at sites throughout the U.S. and worldwide. A strong and diverse background in geology, geotechnical/mining engineering or engineering geology should include experience in some combination of field/tunnel/mine mapping, drilling and core logging, field geophysical surveys, directional drilling and oil/gas exploration and rock mechanics/testing. The candidate should also have a good background in GIS, computer modeling and programming (MATLAB). Work will be performed in a fast-paced, high-energy environment inside a government facility.

Use exploitation products, intelligence resources and geological/geotechnical expertise to produce intelligence to characterize selected sites.
Provide geological/geotechnical guidance and judgment throughout the characterization process to produce accurate intelligence estimates.
Work within a matrixed team to include intelligence & imagery analysts, geologists, and engineers to translate characterization analysis to construct Underground Targeting & Analysis System (UTAS)/ Integrated Munitions Effects Assessment (IMEA) 3-D models for weaponeering.
Brief senior officials regarding capability trends and analysis.
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Geology, Geology or Mining/Geotechnical Engineering discipline with 10 to 15 years of experience conducting geotechnical research and field collection.
Strong background in geomechanics, computer modeling, field geophysics and tunnel/slope rock mass characterization geo-technical engineering.
Familiar with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and MATLAB.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to successfully brief and interact with Senior Officials.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
Military or defense-related experience and an understanding of operational planning and functional defeat of hard targets and underground facilities.
Candidate must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI w/ poly clearance.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (list additional "pluses or nice to have" skills/experience)
Masters or Doctorate Degree in an Engineering Discipline

Current Poly Clearance.
Professional Geologist accreditation a plus
Military targeting experience.

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