Civil/Structural Engineer

El Segundo, CA - Chantilly, VA - Albuquerque, NM, United States


Full Time

6 days ago

Job description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

The Systems and Operations Assurance Department (SOAD) is the source of expertise in Operations and Facilities Engineering, Product and Process Assurance, Quality (QA) and Manufacturing Engineering to our corporate customers. SOAD provides an array of technical capabilities that support our customers in assuring the availability, readiness and success of ground assets/services required to meet the needs of the national security and commercial space enterprises.

We have a current need for motivated civil/structural engineer to join our high-performing team in solving some of today’s most difficult Facilities and Infrastructure problems and help evolve our capabilities in meeting the technical challenges of tomorrow. This position requires an innovative, decisive individual who works effectively in a highly collaborative, team-based environment who can set goals/expectations and effectively execute. We are seeking experienced candidates with the ability to work within multi-disciplinary project teams proficient in all phases of Facility-related project design and controls throughout the Facility life cycle, including the requirements/concept design development, construction, and operations & maintenance/sustainment phases.

Work Model:

This position is Hybrid with 4 days on site in either El Segundo, CA, Chantilly VA, or Albuquerque, NM

What You’ll Be Doing

  • You will be self-motivating and able to work without appreciable direction from management with overall responsibility for project engineer and project administrator duties directly relating to each project.
  • Utilize and/or develop and implement advanced analytical techniques to evaluate civil/structural systems and optimize overall systems performance.
  • Interpret third-party geotechnical reports and apply the results to verify and optimize complex foundation and soil support systems.
  • Independently execute the detailed analysis, design, and assessment of complex civil/structural facilities and their foundation systems.
  • Originate and validate complex civil/structural engineering deliverables, such as calculations, specifications, material requisitions, cost estimates, and facility design criteria.
  • Deliver independent, data-driven technical reports and recommendations to management and customers through effective verbal and written communication.
  • Review and provide Engineering Review Comments to technical documents with/from third-party designers, engineering disciplines, procurement, and construction contractors.
  • Employ a rigorous and methodical approach to problem solving and identifying root cause of facility system failures and problems encountered during construction.
  • Assist in constructability reviews.
  • Support construction by dispositioning field change requests and nonconformance reports, performing construction observations, reviewing construction submittals, and witnessing/evaluating field testing, as required.
  • Lead and/or participate in technical discussions with clients, suppliers, construction contractors, etc.
  • Act as a mentor or coach for early career engineers and designers.
  • Travel to customer and/or government facilities while representing the company and department in a professional manner, including in and outside the continental United States.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Project Leader:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or related engineering degree from an accredited college or university
  • 8 years of experience in the civil/structural engineering design/construction for building, transportation, and infrastructure structures.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) license (current)
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as construction documents and material requisitions and of construction methods for industrial infrastructure and their foundation systems.
  • Self-Starter with proficient time management skills to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously and deliver results within established time boundaries.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge and applications of current commercial building codes and regulations (e.g., IBC, NFPA, AASHTO, ASTM, AISC, ACI, ASCE, etc.)
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or analogous computer-aided drafting programs
  • Proficiency with civil/structural analytical software (SAP2000, STAAS, RISA, PCASE, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, and Visio
  • Ability and willingness to travel (Domestic/International)
  • Ability to obtain/maintain TS/SCI clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Master's degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or advanced degree in related engineering field
  • Proficient in the use of Mathcad, MATLAB, or similar software.
  • Experience performing Value Engineering, Constructability Reviews, Safety Reviews, and O&M Reviews.
  • Demonstrated experience in flexible and rigid paving design to accommodate wheel loadings for heavy vehicles (AASHTO).
  • Working knowledge of US defense industry facility acquisition and operations practices
  • Working knowledge of US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) documents
  • Experience in the geotechnical and structural design for Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Experience with the design, construction, operations and maintenance of federal, military and/or space launch base facilities and their related infrastructures
  • Experience in the civil/structural design and construction of complex, large-scale underground facilities.
  • Construction field experience.
  • Experience preparing structural/forensic engineering investigations, studies, and reports.
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.  The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below.  Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. 

(Min - Mid - Max)

$103,300 - $138,050 - $172,800

Pay Basis: Annual

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change   
  • Engage with Impact   
  • Foster Innovation   
  • Deliver Results  

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type.  A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans

  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation

  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options

  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions

  • Relocation assistance

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career

  • Education assistance programs

  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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