We are currently seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Project Engineer to provide Stage 1 and Stage 2 Rocket Motor Assembly (RMA) Team leadership for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) team in our Promontory offices.
Description & Responsibilities:
The Project Engineer is responsible for establishment and execution of all technical aspects of Development, Qualification, and Production of the Stage One (S1) and Stage Two (S2) rocket motor assembly. This position will manage the technical products and aspects associated with the RMA throughout the design, engineering & manufacturing development (EMD), and production phases. Project Engineer may also be responsible for the scale up of products, processes, tooling, and facilities for low rate and high rate production. Fast paced development programs offer the potential for the Project Engineer to work with a variety of resources/teams/divisions and witness the entirety of the programs engineering lifecycle.
Develop program execution plans
Design authority for the S1 and S2 RMA designs
Supports production operations
Development, coordination and allocation of requirements
Assemble and develop efficient cross functional teams to execute plans
Identify design concepts and mature into design solutions that meet the customer needs
Develop MS Project based master schedules, integrated logic flows, work breakdown, and assist in program cost estimates
Coordination and implementation of design and analysis activities
Development of test plans and coordination of testing with test engineers
Identification of risks/mitigations and tracking to closure in Risk Tracker
Coordination and Conducting Reviews
Lead problem and failure investigations
Write technical reports
Presentations – internal and external
Ability to Travel expectation of 5% – 10
Competencies for Success:
Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of Project Leadership experience.
Candidate must have demonstrated ability to:
Plan and execute complex, fast paced projects
Communicate technically complex topics and scenarios clearly and concisely
Build relationships necessary to function efficient teams
Be capable of actively and efficiently working multiple projects
Have the ability to get work done through others
Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years in solid rocket motor design and manufacture experience.
Strong understanding of solid rocket motor system design, development, and manufacture
Demonstrated experience with problem solving, problem investigation teams and critical decision making skills
Strong understanding and broad application of PS engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in generating technical solutions in the absence of complete customer requirements
Management of engineering scope as it pertains to budgeting and participation in EAC reviews
Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations
Demonstrated team leadership skills - leader of significant technical projects or investigations and management of multiple program tasks to schedule and budget Experience with the proposal process
Knowledge and experience in System Engineering tools and disciplines
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and design for manufacturability
Ability to perform solid modeling using NX
BS degree in Engineering required, PhD with 5 yrs experience, MS degree with 7 yrs experience, or BS degree with 9 yrs experience
Ability to work with energetic materials as a U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms and explosives; “Employee Possessor” - will be required once hired
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