Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
We are bringing 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility where we will produce our industry-leading solid propulsion systems, and our next-generation rocket engine. Our efforts to build on our existing presence in Huntsville are in full swing. Defense-related program management, engineering and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks Sr. Project Engineers with solid rocket propulsion experience for this Huntsville, AL location. The Senior Project Engineer will plan and perform propulsion program tasks in conjunction with program management. Under minimal direction, you will implement design and analysis tasks, special studies, experiments and hardware/test requirements. Additionally, you will coordinate ballistic, thermal, and structural analyses, as well as perform post-test examination, analyses, and reporting.
Work is performed with minimal direction.
65% - Support Engineering teams working on solid rocket motor development and production program tasks/problem resolution/requirements definition, etc. Direct and coordinate all engineering work; manage technical progress and schedule and cost status as needed.
15% - Monitor technical progress and interface with Program Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne customers, and other Aerojet Rocketdyne functional organizations to understand and develop resolution to program technical issues.
10% - Provide technical consultation to Program Management and Business Development organizations on business development activities such as writing white papers or preparing and presenting technical briefings to customers.
5% - Technical Lead on proposals to government customers or prime contractors for propulsion development or technology programs.
5% - Provide written and verbal status reports to Aerojet Rocketdyne Management, and provide leadership at product team meetings.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline, and nine (9) or more years of directly related experience. Five (5) or more years experience with solid propellant propulsion projects, strongly desired. CAD knowledge desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.