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  • Specialist Engineer, Chief (Deputy Chief Engineer)

    Location US-FL-Orlando
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  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace is searching for a Deputy Chief Program Engineer with 10 years of minimum related work experience to support its Orlando, FL location.


    The Deputy Chief Program Engineer (DCPE) supports the Chief Program Engineer (CPE) and Program Manager (PM) by providing technical leadership for the program, and serves as a technical interface to the customer. Coleman Aerospace is looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented individual with broad technical knowledge and experience across all engineering disciplines that are required to support complex aerospace development programs, from program inception through operational launch execution.


    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    The DCPE will serve as a member of the Program Office team providing strategic leadership on all technical aspects of a program, including:


    25% -   The individual in this role assures technical performance objectives for all projects within the program are met, integrates program technical activities, and is knowledgeable of all key program technical requirements.

    25% -   The DCPE performs the role of an engineering integrator across all disciplines supporting the program.

    15% -   The DCPE must be cognizant of how each project is performing relative to established program requirements.

    5% -     Developing detailed technical logic plans

    5% -     Developing and co-chairing the technical risk management process

    5% -     Supporting the Engineering Change Control Board (CCB) process.

    5% -     The DCPE determines, monitors, and reviews program schedules and manpower requirements.

    5% -     The DCPE assures compliance to company policy and procedures within all program technical support activities.

    10% -   The DCPE can support other tasks as delegated by the Chief Program Engineer.



    • BS. in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent educational experience is required
    • MS. in an engineering field or technical management is desired
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
    • Be famialiar with pertinent codes, rules, and regulations related to areas of engineering assignments
    • Be able to use engineering test equipment, CAD, and computer applications with various office and engineering software applications
    • Be familiar with Systems Engineering principles in Requirements and Risk management
    • Have familiarity with standard engineering tools and practices
    • Have familairity with industry standards and practices
    • Have familiarity with computerized control systems and instrumentation
    • Understand and utilize theories, principles and practices of engineering and project management methods
    • Demonstrate safety regulations, principles and practices of work safety

    The selected candidate must also have the ability to:

    • Balance technical scope, customer expectations, and business interests
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
    • Read and interpret specifications and technical drawings, Interpret and evaluate engineering problems and statements
    • Conduct technical and programmatic risk assessments
    • Synthesize program and technical requirements necessary to achieve complex technical objectives, while applying state-of-the-art technologies
    • Use a variety of test and measurement equipment to interpret data
    • Effectively plan and coordinate schedules, cost, and work flow
    • Identify, plan, and monitor priorities
    • Lead teams and operate effectively in a team environment
    • Write clear and accurate technical reports
    • Make effective oral presentations
    • Understand and interpret regulations and their impact on the Company’s operations
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Work safely without presenting a threat to self and others


    Experience with the Missile Defense Agency or prior work experience with missiles, launch vehicles, and/or solid rocket motors is highly desired.


    This position may require occasional overtime and travel to meet critical schedule milestones, support supplier test events, or to support launch operations.


    Physical Work Environment

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds.


    While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. This role may require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.  Typically, this role is also required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. 


    Individuals in this role may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations.   This role requires the ability to travel by air or auto. This position may be expected to occasionally work varying hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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