Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Principal, Project Engineering to support assignments at our Huntsville, AL facility. In this role, you will plan and perform propulsion program tasks in conjunction with program management. In addition, you will implement design and analysis tasks, special studies, experiments and hardware/test requirements. You will coordinate ballistic, thermal, and structural analyses, as well as perform post-test examination, analyses, and reporting.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Works under consultive direction and exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
65% - Support Engineering teams working on tactical 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 Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering (or other related field) and a minimum of 14 years of experience on solid propellant propulsion projects, including engineering team lead experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CAD knowledge desirable. PE certification is very desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software 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/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office and campus 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.