First Line Satellite Payload Mechanical and Wire Harness Engineering Design Manager

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USA - El Segundo, CA, United States


Full Time

a month ago

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First Line Satellite Payload Mechanical and Wire Harness Engineering Design Manager


The Boeing Company

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USA - El Segundo, CA

Job Description Qualifications:

The Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) Space, Intelligence and Weapons Systems (SI&WS) division is seeking an innovative, self-reliant, and highly motivated First Line Satellite Payload Mechanical and Wire Harness Engineering Design Manager to lead and support the function for Satellite Systems programs located in El Segundo, CA.

The Satellite Payload Mechanical and Wire Harness Engineering Design Manager will lead a high-performing team of employees performing engineering and technical activities in the area of Mechanical, Electrical, & Structural Engineering in support of satellite system’s hardware. Ideal candidate will lead and inspire teams to increase engineering performance including first-time quality, on-time engineering, affordability, and risk/opportunity management in addition to serving as a change-agent and a champion for the organization and its success. This position is immersed in both non-recurring and recurring engineering development work as well as manufacturing liaison engineering support on existing and future space hardware.

SI&WS provides its government and commercial space customers with an integrated set of capabilities and the most advanced technological systems in the world. Our team aspires to be its customers' preferred partner based on insight, innovation, performance, and value by designing and building the future of space through programs including the International Space Station; the Starliner commercial space transportation system; NASA’s Space Launch System and the launch vehicles of United Launch Alliance; and government and commercial satellites.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages employees performing engineering and technical activities in the areas of Spacecraft Layout Engineering.
  • Manages employees performing engineering and technical activities in the area of Spacecraft Wire Harness Payload Mechanical Design and Engineering.
  • Develops and executes project and process plans, implements policies and procedures, and sets operational goals.
  • Acquires resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers, and leads process improvements.
  • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners, and direct reports.
  • Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products, and processes.
  • Manages, develops, and motivates employees.
  • Execution of the engineering statement of work on current and future Satellite System’s contracts in the area of spacecraft layout and wire harness engineering with a focus on first-time quality, on-time engineering, cost and schedule.
  • Inspire and champion creativity, innovation, affordability, and organization initiatives.
  • Provide direct management and technical oversight of engineering, technical approaches, and processes.
  • Manage all staffing needs, determine critical skills, forecasts, obtains and manage personnel, facilities, services, equipment, and tools to meet project and organizational needs.
  • Champion employee recognition, increase employee satisfaction, and ensure workplace safety.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and partners (program managers, IPTs, customers, etc.).
  • Convey organizational messages, business vision, and strategies to employees.
  • Proactively communicate with leadership, peers, team, and customers.
  • Coach, counsel, mentor, actively listen to employees’ concerns/suggestions, and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance performance of employees.
  • Develop and executes integrated departmental plans, policies and procedures and provides input on departmental business and technical strategies, goals, objectives.
  • Lead team in analysis, test, and certification of space flight hardware designs.
  • Lead team that will perform spacecraft layout, RF transmission line, and wire harness design using well defined CAD tools and processes (CREO-Parametric, CREOView, and home-grown tools) to develop the spacecraft configuration that meets program and mission requirements.
  • Lead team that will perform spacecraft electrical wire harness design using standard design tools and processes (Mentor Graphics Capital Suite).
  • Lead team to ensure compliance to all systems RF, harness systems, mission environmental, and design requirements.
  • Ensure team engages and collaborates with cross functional partners to ensure the design closes.
  • Support supplier hardware development, production, and test activities, to ensure hardware that integrates with designs and meets overall system/vehicle requirements.
  • Manage current and future staffing needs including critical skills, forecasts, facilities, services, equipment, and tools required to meet project and organizational needs.
  • Emphasize/mange first-time quality, on-time engineering, affordability, innovation, and risk/opportunity management.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.  An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, engineering technology (includes manufacturing engineering technology), chemistry, physics, mathematics, data science, or computer science.
  • 3 years or more experience working with flight hardware development programs.
  • 3 years or more of leadership experience in engineering and/or organizational leadership/program management.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or architectural engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • 3 or more years of experience with 2D & 3D design with some knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, GD&T.
  • 1 or more years of experience in Electrical Wire Design.
  • Experience working with space vehicle hardware.
  • Experience solving complex problems.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.  Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Shift Work Statement:

This position is for 1st shift.

“At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities. 

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. 

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. 

Summary pay range: 139,400 – 188,600”

Applications for this position will be accepted until <April 28th, 2024>.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

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6G5AMK (6C6)

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