EVA Development Project Engineer

Johnson Space Center, TX, United States

Full Time

a month 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.

Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values, and behaviors. 

This position will provide project management support to the EVA Development Project Office of the EVA and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP).at NASA/Johnson Space Center

This is a full-time, 100% onsite position located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Partner with multiple supporting organizations to develop budgets and plans for the EVA Development Project Office. 
  • Represent the EVA Development project as Hardware Development team member/lead at collaborator and Program working groups, control boards, and other project meetings. 
  • Work with multiple project managers to ensure cost, technical and schedule requirements are met and to help resolve higher scope issues. 
  • Integrate with owners of interfacing hardware/systems and various collaborators within the EVA community to ensure proper requirements are being met 
  • Lead conflict resolution discussions, as needed, across multi-stakeholder teams. 
  • Review and manage integrated master schedules. 
  • Perform formal product reviews (i.e., contract deliverables, lifecycle reviews, and change requests). 
  • Identify, analyze, and lead mitigations of project/program risks; monitor and control risks 
  • Participate in or lead development, implementation, and maintenance of processes/plans required to support EVA Development Project Office Objectives. 

This position is available as a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements: 

Project Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, or closely related STEM discipline
  • At least 6 years of experience increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
  • Ability to effectively use oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels
  • Ability to work effectively and quickly in real-time environments of rapid-change, conflicting requirements, and occasional pressure
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Senior level understanding of project management techniques and methods
  • Knowledge and experience on performance evaluation and organizational change principles
  • Willing to travel approx. 10%

Senior Project Engineer

Same requirements as a Project Engineer noted above, in addition to: 

  • At least 10 years of experience increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment 

How You Can Stand Out

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

Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science, or closely related STEM discipline
  • More than 10 years’ experience of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
  • Knowledge of EVA systems and current technology 
  • Experience performing or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA 
  • Previous experience in certification of Class I Flight Hardware Delivery 
  • Familiarity with NASA standards and specifications 
  • Experience with Contract management 
  • Prior experience in a Customer/Client Interface role 

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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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