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Project Engineer: Launch Vehicle Guidance & Navigation


Requisition ID: 42686 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The Launch Vehicle Guidance & Navigation Project Engineer will provide programmatic support of Guidance & Navigation for New Entrant launch vehicles, working closely with USAF Certification Team personnel, engineering, and Program Office leads to ensure mission capabilities are compliant with the EELV program requirements.  This role will act as senior technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader. May lead or organize interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical and management staff. Coordinates large-scale technical efforts across program/project lines. Mentors less experienced Members of Technical Staff (MTS) and serves as role model.

 

The selected candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with program office, engineering, customers and contractor personnel. The successful candidate will join a team of highly skilled professionals that are making innovative advancements in launch vehicle technology.  

 

This position can be filled as a Level 2: Project Engineer or as a Level 3: Sr. Project Engineer. 

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Technical evaluation and coordination of new entrant analyses and reports
  • Ensure compliance to requirements 
  • Provide engineering staff tasking
  • Orbit insertion accuracy, propellant margin requirements analyses, software algorithms and parameter verification, guided trajectory verification, launch support, post-flight analyses, evaluation of contractor studies, wide range of special studies
  • Frequent interaction and coordination with customer and contractors
  • Prepare and present technically challenging briefings and reports.
  • Form and lead multi-discipline teams 
  • Contribute to new techniques and technologies for mission assurance

Qualifications

Required Qualifications for Level 2: Project Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, science or related technical discipline
  • 8 or more years of related engineering experience
  • Experience in guidance and navigation (preferably with Launch Vehicle and/or Missile Guidance) 
  • Ability to form and lead multi-disciplined teams
  • Ability to effectively interact with program office, engineering, customers and contractor personnel 
  • Ability to effectively summarize and present results of technical issues to our customers, contractors and Aerospace management in oral, written and briefing formats
  • Current Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Some travel

 

Required Qualifications for Level 3: Sr. Project Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, science or related technical discipline
  • 12 or more years of related engineering experience
  • Experience in guidance and navigation (preferably with Launch Vehicle and/or Missile Guidance) 
  • Experience forming and leading multi-disciplined teams
  • Ability to effectively interact with program office, engineering, customers and contractor personnel 
  • Ability to effectively summarize and present results of technical issues to our customers, contractors and Aerospace management in oral, written and briefing formats
  • Current Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Some travel

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Launch Vehicle Guidance and Navigation experience 
  • Current Secret Clearance 

 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

 

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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