Salary from $117,300 a year job type full-time
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Arcfield overview: arcfield is a leading provider of full lifecycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration capabilities to the u.sGovernment and its alliesThe company has more than 60 years of proven experience providing advanced engineering and analysis, it and c5isr capabilities to support our nation’s most critical national security missionsHeadquartered in chantilly, va and with 16 offices around the world, arcfield employs approximately 1,200 engineers, analysts, it specialists, and other professionals who put our customers’ missions first, helping them solve their most complex challenges through innovations in modeling, simulation and analysis, digital transformation and c5isrVisit arcfield.com for more detailsResponsibilities:
This position provides support for the national reconnaissance office (nro) office of space launch (osl) mission assurance team (mat) which is seeking an experienced technical leader for 5-10 arcfield, ffrdc and seta senior propulsion engineers in the identification and development of independent and objective technical risk assessments at the system and subassembly level mission critical launch vehicle, (e.gLiquid rocket engines, pneumatic and/or hydraulic actuators, thrust vector control actuators, pushers, release mechanisms, solenoid valves, pneumatic, hydraulic and/or cryogenic valves, etc.), based on deviations to the design baseline, including documented non-conformances, out-of-family items, out of position work, and mission specific changes.
Direct the review and evaluation the design, test plans, test data, analyses, and results of launch vehicle structural composite or metallic assemblies or subassemblies.
Assessment of the impact of flight anomalies on future missions
Independent review of analyses and test data in support of mission assurance.
Provide leadership, oversight, and direction for panel members in their day-to-day activities, personnel assignment to meetings/hardware reviews across multiple launch providers
Lead hardware reviews (on-site/virtual) in the propulsion discipline or co-lead system-based reviews, e.g., assessment/review of launch vehicle provider hardware and testing or sub-tier supplier hardware as well as the subassembly integration of the launch vehicle at the manufacturing level / integration facilities and launch siteDuties include managing other propulsion engineers and presenting results of the review to mat management and customers
Coordinate and interact with the mat avionics and structures disciplines as required on issues to help bring issues/concerns to proper resolution.
Support launch provider and/or subcontractor technical interchange meetings, internal mat meetings/engineering review boards
Provide management insight into launch vehicle provider technical activities and reviews (engineering meetings, anomaly investigations, etc.).
Prepare and brief status of issues to leadership.
Document technical issues in the on-line tools and perform risk assessments.
Present at internal and external meetings including mission assurance reviews to the osl mission director
Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in launch vehicle liquid rocket engines, thrusters, thrust vector control actuators, pneumatic / hydraulic actuators, and/or pneumatics design and test
Bs 16-18, ms 14+, phd 10+
Launch vehicle propulsion systems background with exposure to a variety of providers – e.gSpacex and/or ula preferred
Have a solid fundamental understanding in engineering principles with both excellent analytical and experimental skills to solve challenging problems.
Experience with test and flight instrumentation, requirements and data review/evaluation
Experience with mission support and post flight data review
Experience with failure analysis, root cause and corrective action
Familiar with risk assessment/evaluation process
Ability to review, summarize, document, draw conclusions and evaluate/communicate hardware and mission risk associated with engineering meetings/review boards, qualification and acceptance test results, and mission specific analysis review.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team environment and across panels (structures, propulsion, avionics, systems)
Familiar with us government launch vehicle requirements/standards such as: aiaa-s-110, aiaa-s-080, aiaa-s-081, aiaa-s-114, mil-std-1540, mil-std-810, nasa-std-5019, nasa-std-5009, ewr-127 (afspcman 91-710), smc-s-016 etc.
Ability to navigate multiple complex electronic systems and mining/extracting data for detailed evaluation and risk assessment
Ability to independently search out information, as deep as necessary to discern level of risk
Have a solid fundamental understanding in propulsion engineering principles with excellent analytical skills to solve challenging problems.
Must possess strong interpersonal, communication skills and be able to work in a team environment.
For colorado residents: colorado salary minimum: $117,300 colorado salary maximum: $284,500 the estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of peraton`s total compensation package for employeesOther rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awardsIn addition, peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.
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