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Principal Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Description

SAIC is seeking an

engineer with technical expertise in

spacecraft mechanical engineering. This position is located in Chantilly, VA and requires a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

In this role, you

will be an integral participant in spacecraft mechanical requirements

development, design analysis, and verification. Key areas of focus include

structural analysis, structural dynamics, spacecraft test, spacecraft

deployments, moving mechanical assemblies, and spacecraft transportation.

Job duties

include:


  • Support

    the customer in the oversight of the mechanical design, integration and test of

    spacecraft bus
  • Provide

    expert advice/analysis on accommodation considerations for new

    satellite/payload developments
  • Review

    and coordinate on all changes to specifications, lCDs and system level

    requirements documentation including the mechanical accommodation of payloads

    onto the satellite bus
  • Review

    spacecraft mechanical manufacturing specifications for accuracy and ensure

    requirement allocation documentation is complete and accurate
  • Review

    drawings, documents and procedures for design, manufacturing and integration,

    and provide comments to the contractor and/or government
  • Track

    development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide

    weekly status updates to the customer
  • Attend

    mechanical system level design reviews, and program management reviews to

    assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed

    technical recommendations to the USG
  • ldentify

    and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans
  • Review

    prime contractor readiness to proceed into spacecraft manufacturing and test
  • Support

    factory integration and test activities, as required
  • Provide

    support to launch and satellite on-orbit test
  • Attend

    branch meetings as appropriate at the request of the customer to coordinate

    support activities Provide technical evaluation of accommodation efforts in

    contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)
  • Attend

    contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR, pre-test, pre- ship and other

    meetings) to provide technically based recommendations regarding satisfaction

    of review entrance and exit criteria
  • Develop

    productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional

    counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter experts
  • Advise

    and mentor USG spacecraft mechanical subsystem lead and other Vehicle

    Engineering Branch personnel regarding mechanical subsystem design elements

    QualificationsTYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.



    • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
    • Experience in

      the design & integration of satellite buses
    • Knowledgeable of launch

      & flight operations of space vehicles

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