Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Subject Matter Expertise (SME)

  • Battelle
  • Arlington, VA 22204
  • 13 days ago


Job Description

Battelle delivers when others can’t.

We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Subject Matter Expert (SME).

This position located in Arlington VA.


Battelle’s Critical Infrastructure Business Line group is seeking a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Subject Matter Expert (SME) with strong technical skills to develop current and forward-looking simulated threats to support the research, development, test and evaluation of security systems and technology for both the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

This is a full time position, and the selected candidate will work in Battelle’s Crystal City Operations in Arlington, Virginia.

Candidate will utilize their technical capabilities in electronics and other IED initiating type systems, and wide-ranging knowledge of military, commercial, and improvised explosives for designing and building realistic simulated IEDs to support test operations.


Design and manufacture all simulated threat articles required for test activities.

Responsible for the fabrication, preparation, and handling of explosive simulant threat articles, including simulated explosives in various concealments and inert IED’s.

Work is performed both at the Battelle Crystal City office and at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF) located at the Ronald Reagan Nation Airport.

Candidate is required to interact directly with the client and program managers on a regular basis and must have strong oral and written communication skills.

Candidate must be capable of maintaining effective working relationships with senior level clients.

Additionally, candidate should also have excellent computer skills including expertise in the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project).


Minimum of 5 years military experience related to EOD/IED activities.

Must have a Secret level clearance or higher.

Must be a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD.

Must have completed military EOD training or equivalent.

Experience in the analysis and documentation of design, construction techniques and practices of IEDs.

The candidate must be able to travel, be a self-starter, and a team player.

Travel is expected to be less than 20%.

Sole US Citizenship with the eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain TSA Security Suitability.


Already possess TSA Security Suitability.

Experience with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field from an accredited university.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members.

No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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