Propulsion System Engineer 4

Centennial, Co, United States


Full Time

21 minutes ago

Job description

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Centennial, CO, US, 80112

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 237

Location: ULA - Denver

Relocation: Yes- Relocation may be available

Travel Requirements: 10%

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities

A Propulsion Engineer 4 on the Vehicle Systems Team at ULA is responsible for:

  • Performing strength, fatigue, and fracture analysis for propulsion systems and components for recurring vehicle systems.
  • Creating analysis models, performing hand calculations, and have an understanding of analysis best practices to provide strength inputs and recommendations for new designs and installations.
  • Reviewing and approving 3-D engineering layouts, 3-D models, designs / drawings, and 2-D drawing changes for a variety of mechanical system components.
  • Making engineering design recommendations with consideration of thermal, mechanical, and pressure loading using appropriate material properties, configurations, safety factors, etc.
  • Supporting internal peer reviews, tabletop reviews, and formal design reviews as needed.
  • Supporting fast paced design/analysis cycles and be able to evaluate hardware non-conformances to support production activities.
  • Participating in internal/external design reviews, technical interchange meetings (TIMs), and may be expected to present analysis products at preliminary/critical design reviews (PDR/CDR).

Required Education


Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 years of related work experience

Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Experience in the following Finite Element Analysis tools: FEMAP, NX Nastran, NASGRO.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work in a fast-paced development environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with: Fluids and thermodynamics design and analysis, Structural design, Dynamics analysis.
  • Proficiency with mechanical design utilizing NX and Team Center.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring a team

Summary Salary Range (for ULA - Denver only): $125,750.00 - $196,522.00

Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate's experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay.

What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including: 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution, Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees, Generous paid time off, Flexible work environments.

Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

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