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Sr. Project Engineer - Space Resilience

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The National Systems Group serves as the technical advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch. Be there at the start! Exciting opportunity to Shape the Future of space resilience technology as the Aerospace Lead for a new, next-generation Government space acquisition program. We are looking for a dynamic leader to proactively leverage world-class Aerospace expertise to influence requirements development, acquisition strategy, and technology development to build the foundation for this critical space acquisition program. Lead industry engagement activities, collaborate with Government partners, and Senior leadership to establish achievable technical goals to enable mission success. Additionally, you will collaborate with ETG and technology development partners across industry to identify and cultivate the leading edge of resilience technologies for implementation on future missions.What You'll Be Doing

  • Working shoulder-to-shoulder with Government & SETA counterparts to build the program office team for a critically important National space acquisition program
  • Building and leading, a high-impact, focused ETG team of subject matter experts influencing the mission requirements development for critical technology areas
  • Working across the customer enterprise, Aerospace backplane, and with industry partners in a high velocity environment to build the acquisition baseline for this next-generation resilience program
  • Establishing relationships with internal and external customers and among development contractors through high-value technical assessments, pragmatic recommendations as well as consistent open communication.
  • Identifying critical, space resilience enabling technologies and cultivating technology maturation for system implementation
  • Leveraging Aerospace technical capabilities and resources to influence development and refinement of resilience technology roadmap investmentsWhat You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, or mathematics from an accredited institution
    • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
    • Direct experience with National Security Space systems design, manufacture, integration and / or test with demonstrable results
    • Proven ability to collaborate with engineering resources to develop technical positions, provide risk assessments and formulate associated courses of action
    • Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative on-site office environment with the Government customer, SETA personnel, and prime contractor
    • Ability to support some routine travel
    • This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.How You Can Stand OutIt would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • Masters and/or PhD in Engineering, Science or Math.
      • Widely recognized internally and externally by peers, management, program office, Air Force, and contractors for superior performance
      • Prior experience and familiarity with DoD, Air Force and/or Intelligence Community resiliency initiativesWays We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
        • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
        • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
        • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Relocation assistance
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
        • Education assistance programs
        • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respectWe are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.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, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , Sr. Project Engineer - Space Resilience, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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