Engines Project Engineer II, BE-7 Turbomachinery (R39442)

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West Texas, TX, United States

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will work at the intersection of program management, engineering, integrated supply chain, quality, and test operations, supporting team effectiveness and coordination. Assignments can range from supporting procurement activities to component development and testing coordination. In early project phases, with the oversight of your Integrated Project Team Lead (IPTL), you may support the definition of the project schedule to achieve overall program goals and component requirements. In later phases, you will help coordinate internal and external stakeholders, oversee changes, and help track the resolution to unexpected problems in support of engine or subsystem builds for integration into test facilities launch vehicles, and test activities.

As a Project Engineer within the Engines Design Office, you will support a passionate team of contributors and experts serving the BE-7 engine Turbomachinery Integrated Product Team (IPT).  In this role, you will support and track the execution of engine turbopump and ancillary hardware within an engine program. Potential hardware could include top-level pump assemblies and sub-assembly components. With guidance from your IPTL, you will contribute to tracking the design, manufacturing, and testing of turbomachinery components and assemblies and will help define and refine best practices to increase the efficiency of our project execution and manufacturing approaches and processes. In addition, you may interface with vendors or small teams to set requirements and track supplier developments for procuring hardware/ tooling and assemblies, including coordinating with vendors and Blue through technical topics. As a Project Engineer, you must enjoy solving communication and organizational problems, earning trust, and improving the overall performance of all teams involved. We are seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual who can work with some direction and coordinate teams in the execution of engineering integration activities. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable spaceflight.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and track project schedule to deliver turbomachinery hardware and sub-assemblies in support of development, qualification, and flight hardware and test

  • Coordinate the assessment of programmatic impact given engineering change requests

  • Coordinate and track engineering changes with upstream and downstream stakeholders

  • Create and manage a line of balance for hardware and key equipment to support upcoming builds and tests

  • Identify and support risk mitigation, including removal of blockers with the help of the IPTL

  • Oversee/ track recovery strategies when non-conformances, issues, or other escapes are identified

  • Coordinate with procurement, internal, and external stakeholders to ensure that hardware/ tooling priorities are understood and are actively managed to support need dates

  • Inform IPTL of any schedule-critical hardware, equipment, people, and facilities

  • Track and report on key project metrics


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for Blue Origin’s mission: Millions of people living and working in space!

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in Pump or Turbine component fabrication, precision assembly, and testing using a variety of methods, techniques, and materials

  • Possess high attention to detail and strong organizational/coordination skills

  • A strong knack for troubleshooting and quick thinking to keep the project moving forward

  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results

  • General understanding of configuration management principles and practices

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to or experience with Turbomachinery and/or Boost Pump design, test, and manufacturing

  • Experience leading a small technical team

  • Experience with Primavera P6 or other GANTT-style project management tools

  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA)

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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