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Sr. Engineer, Project/Product Engineering

Sr. Engineer, Project/Product Engineering

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Project Engineering

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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.


This position description does not represent a current opening, but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Aerojet Rocketdyne that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Aerojet Rocketdyne. We anticipate needs for Sr. Project/Product Engineers for our Canoga Park, CA location.


Senior Project Engineers plan and perform propulsion program tasks in conjunction with program management.  Under minimal direction, you will implement design and analyses tasks, special studies, experiments, and hardware/test requirements. Additionally, you will coordinate performance, CFD, thermal, and structural analyses, as well as perform post-test examination, analyses, and reporting.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Work is performed with minimal direction. 


65% - Support Engineering teams working on liquid propellant rocket engine 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 liquid rocket engine propulsion projects is strongly desired. CAD knowledge desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



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.



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