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Posted by: Aerospace Corporation on Nov 27, 2017


Location:

Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 34421 
All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 
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
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Space Vehicle Department supports the design and acquisition of a complex national security electro-optical spacecraft. We are looking for a Lead Space Vehicle Mechanical Engineer/Sr. Lead Space Vehicle Mechanical Engineer to coordinate mechanical engineering support for the manufacture, integration, test, and anomaly resolution for this high priority space system.

KEY FUNCTIONS
Lead support across a broad spectrum of technical areas including spacecraft structural and mechanical hardware design, manufacture, integration, and test activities on the program. Lead teams to provide mechanical, thermal and dynamic loads investigations and design assessments. Lead Aerospace support for space vehicle level assembly, test, and launch operations and anomaly resolution support. Effectively select and guide appropriate engineering matrix resources to address these tasks and provide independent verification and validation efforts by leveraging personal knowledge through supporting subject matter experts Provide integrated advice based on these efforts to the spacecraft bus and payload customer leads. Generate periodic written reports and presentations to customer and Aerospace management. Support close and frequent interaction with government customer, SETA, and contractor personnel. Travel to other Aerospace and contractor facilities through CONUS will be required at least one week per month.

Qualifications
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
For the Space Vehicle Mechanical Engineering Leader
A minimum of 8 years of relevant engineering experience Experience in any of the following: Spacecraft assembly Spacecraft test Launch operations Space vehicle anomaly resolution Ability to lead and coordinate the activities of teams of technical staff Must show initiative and leadership and require minimal management oversight. Ability to work closely and cooperatively with contractor personnel. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a current TS/SSBI Must be able to travel at least one week per month. This position requires the ability to maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
For the Senior Space Vehicle Mechanical Engineering Leader
A minimum of 12 years of relevant engineering experience. Experience in more than two of the following: Spacecraft assembly Spacecraft test Launch operations Space vehicle anomaly resolution. Ability to lead and coordinate the activities of teams of technical staff in the development and independent verification and validation of complex space systems hardware Experience providing direct engineering support to the development of space hardware Must show initiative and leadership and require minimal management oversight. Ability to work closely and cooperatively with contractor personnel. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a current TS/SSBI Must be able to travel at least one week per month. This position requires the ability to maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field Experience in the architecture, development, documentation, and testing of space mechanical systems and structures Prior experience providing direct engineering support to the development of space hardware (Required for Sr. Mechanical Engineering leader) Experience in all of the following: Spacecraft assembly Spacecraft test Launch operations Space vehicle anomaly resolution. Effective systems engineering and analysis skills to identify problems, develop solutions and assess risk.

Transcript Requirement
Transcripts are not required for this position.

 
Additional Requisition Details
System Job Title : PROJECT LEADER  
Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 
Access: SCI  
Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph  
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.
You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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About Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers ensuring the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.

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