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.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Principal, Chief Engineer to support solid rocket propulsion assignments at our Huntsville, AL facility. In this role, you will plan and perform solid rocket propulsion program tasks in conjunction with program management and 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.
50% - Lead Engineering teams working on development and production solid rocket propulsion systems. Direct and coordinate all engineering work; manage technical progress and schedule and cost status. Assure that delivered products meet Aerojet Rocketdyne and contractual requirements for engineering design.
30% - 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. Attend IPT meetings. Provide written and verbal status reports to Aerojet Rocketdyne management.
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. Create Design and Development plans for assigned projects.
10% - Technical Lead on proposals to government customers or prime contractors for propulsion development or technology programs.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a minimum of fourteen (14) or more years of experience on solid rocket propulsion projects, including team lead experience required (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Advanced degree preferred. CAD knowledge 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 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.