Engineering Project Specialist I/II
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
19 days ago
ABOUT ROCKET LAB
Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.
Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!
Rocket Lab’s Space Systems team is responsible for every satellite and satellite component made by Rocket Lab: from complete satellites destined for missions to the Moon and Mars, to the individual components and subsystems that make up a satellite like solar panels, flight software, reaction wheels and star trackers, separation systems, radios, and more. Our Space Systems team is made up of engineers, technicians, and designers who design, create, and put together our own satellites for missions across the commercial, government, and defense sectors, or who build and assemble satellite hardware and software that supports other satellite missions.
ENGINEERING PROJECT SPECIALIST I/II
As an Engineering Project Specialist based at Rocket Lab’s site in Silver Springs, Maryland, you will be responsible for supporting engineering projects through accurate data management, schedule tracking, and data reporting. Engineering Project Specialists will play an important role in ensuring the success of the Rocket Lab operations – from businesses development to deliverable completion. The primary function of an Engineering Project Specialist is to support Operations Management and Program Managers on both internal and external projects.
(Please note: this position can be hired at the Engineering Project Specialist I or Engineering Project Specialist II level)
WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO:
- Maintain project schedules and RAID logs.
- Ensure accurate and timely data capture and reporting.
- Support communication between PSC and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers, cross-functional teams)
- Support resolving logistics issues and material allocation activities.
- Identify and track risks and issues through mitigation/remediation.
- Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to deliver high quality products on schedule.
- Support maintaining internal procedures and documentation.
- Assist with monthly forecasts and financial estimates.
- Support Project Lifecycle Management activities including document revisions and BOM management.
YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS ENGINEERING PROJECT SPECIALIST I:
- 2+ Years of experience in data heavy process, production, or manufacturing environment
- High School diploma or GED
YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS ENGINEERING PROJECT SPECIALIST II:
- 5+ Years of experience in data heavy process, production, or manufacturing environment
- High School diploma or GED
THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:
- Detail-oriented mindset and approach.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present key stakeholders and leadership.
- Ability to keep information organized.
- Ability to work independently and move fast with minimal guidance.
- Ability to identify and highlight potential issues and provide mitigation plans.
- Demonstrated dedication to high quality standards and excellent work.
- Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills or equivalent
- Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional stakeholders (Finance, Legal, Management, Engineering, Procurement, etc.,)
- Proactive, enthusiastic, and self-motivated approach
- Experience working in an environment with tight deadlines.
- Experienced in data heavy process, production, or manufacturing environment.
- Experience with building projects, schedules, tracking and reporting.
- Experience in new product development materials planning.
- Previous experience in a project specialist or administration role
- Experience leading and managing projects.
- Experience working within a regulated industry such as Aerospace, Medical, Automotive etc.
- Exposure to regulatory standards such as AS9100, ISO13485, IATF 16949 or similar
- Experience with a wide range of specialized technical manufacturing processes.
- Developing KPI’s for performance reporting
WHAT TO EXPECT
We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.
Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at [email protected].This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.