Project Engineer, Weapons Systems
General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0 - 25
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Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our Mission Payloads & Exploitation (MPEx) group.
In this position you will support the Weapons Systems Project Engineering function to perform System Engineering activities for weapons integrations on Unmanned Aircraft (UA) programs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop Interface Control Documents, Software Requirement Specifications, Performance Specifications, presentations and review test plans/procedures.
- Perform system analysis, generate requirements, and develop system designs.
- Support the development of test plans and manage the integration, verification and validation of weapons through flight test.
- Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.
- Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
- Coordinate and interface with customers, contractors, and engineering groups assigned to projects.
- Develop program plans, estimates, and schedules.
- Development and presentation of technical material for review.
- Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems.
- Provide support for proposals/white papers.
- Represent company at technical reviews, meetings and system level integrations.
- Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
- Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
- Ability to read and understand Interface Control Documents
- Experience working with MIL-STD-1760 Aircraft/Store Electrical Interconnection System including MIL-STD-1553 data communication interface
- Experience working with Universal Armament Interface (UAI)
- Experience working in a test environment
- Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.
- Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Able to work extended hours as required.
- A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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