AECOM Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist (WMD) in Chantilly, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148736BR

Position Title Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist (WMD)

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Chantilly

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Specialist for a proposed contract located in Fort Belvoir Virginia.The WMD Specialist determines and evaluates the effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical / Biological / Nuclear (CBRN) threats, Toxic Industrial Chemicals / Materials (TIC/TIM), and Hazmat hazards, on the assessed mission. In accordance with the DTRA BSA SOP for WMD, the focus of the WMD Specialist includes, but is not limited to health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, and Emergency Response and Consequence Management tailored to the specific and local threats of the assessed mission. The WMD Specialist responsibilities include identifying all aspects of WMD- related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD or Master’s degree in medical or scientific field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience assessing and analyzing WMD hazards and their impact.

  • Experience using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) and Area Locations of Hazardous.

  • Atmospheres (Aloha) and other current WMD computer simulations modeling tools.

  • Expert in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high Explosives (CBRNE) weapons effects.

  • Understanding 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.

  • Understanding of WMD mitigation measures, technologies, and applicable U.S. government standards.

  • Possess ability to develop plausible threat scenarios and provide coherent reports on vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to include engineering design reviews.

  • Capability to prepare and present informational material regarding WMD and hazardous materials.

  • Possesses an understanding of DoD and Federal, State and local doctrine and guidelines on WMD defense and associated security, safety, and reliability programs.

  • Understand force protection and emergency management programs as they apply to managing WMD incidents and response measures and be knowledgeable of current WMD/CBRNE R&D programs.

  • Knowledge of health effects, CBRN/hazmat detection, identification sampling, Emergency Response and Consequence Management.

  • Experience with personal protective equipment/facility/infrastructure protection, including mail-handling and hazard plume modeling.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Preparation of power-point presentations, reports, and white papers.

  • Prior Active or Reserve/National Guard Duty Military as a Branch or MOS qualified Chemical or Medical Corps Officer/Senior Enlisted, or comparable civilian experience.

  • Previous experience in a chemical or biological defense position.

  • Experience conducting vulnerability-based assessments similar to BSA Team assessments.

  • Active DoD TS/SCI with in-scope PR.

  • Familiarity with US OCONUS ATFP and foreign intelligence and surveillance procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with DODI 3000.08 BSA, January 5, 2010.

  • Familiarity with BSA SOP for WMD Specialist.

  • Experience supporting DTRA J10.

  • Verifiable current or recent certification on US/NATO personal weapons, personal NBC equipment, PPE

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.