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Senior Launch Operations and Range Engineer

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Launch Operations and Range Engineer Kent, WA

Overview

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining a safe and efficient range environment for flying the New Shepard suborbital space vehicle. You will coordinate cross-functionally within Blue Origin and with civilian and military air traffic management, neighboring test facilities, communication agencies, and Federal authorities in managing the flight safety of the New Shepard launch system. Portions of this role will involve a developed understanding of the vehicle’s engineering design and performance, all in an effort to improve and maintain a human qualified space launch operation. Specific engineering judgement is necessary for management of range safety with close regulatory agency coordination. The job will be based in Kent with routine travel to the launch site in Texas. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment to and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities

Define and implement processes or programs for on-site logistical coordination of launch operations, including personnel accountability, facility integration, and Health and Safety compliance.

Develop processes and procedures to ensure emergency response preparedness for all launch operations activities, coordinating extensively with internal and external entities.

Range logistical coordination including de-conflicting operations with neighboring test facilities, monitoring and assuring compliance with all issued federal launch licenses, and air traffic coordination.

Support FAA licensing of reusable launch vehicles and operations by ensuring continuing accuracy and on time reporting of deliverables in support of all licensed activities. Ensure intended/planned operations are in compliance with issued licenses.

Frequency management and FCC licensing of vehicles and facilities.

Serve as a liaison for Blue Origin to a variety of regulatory agencies and works with external entities to continuously improve operations in support of Blue Origin goals

Support HAZOPs or similar system safety analyses related to the launch operation.

Opportunities to expand responsibilities into Flight Operations for Range or Safety.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on individual experience and qualifications.

Qualifications

Minimum of a B.S. in a technical field

8+ years’ experience working in aerospace launch or flight test operations.

Experience coordinating logistics in an operational environment

Exceptional organizational and analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex projects with many and diverse stakeholders.

Ability to work independently without significant oversight and direction.

Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Experience in a flight operations environment as a data monitor, test conductor, or controller.

Experience coordinating flight or launch licenses.

Experience with FAA Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) licensing and non-federal test range administration.

Experience solving design problems related to range integration (RF, Optics, etc.).

Background in Operating & Emergency Procedure development.

Background in range scheduling or flight dispatch coordination.

Experience using Flight Safety & Risk Analysis tools.

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Blue Origin is an  equal opportunity employer . In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.

Posted 8 Days Ago

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About Us Blue Origin is empowered by a vision where millions of people are living and working in space. To achieve our vision, we are developing reusable rocket engines and launch vehicles that will dramatically lower the cost of access to space. Driven by our motto, Gradatim Ferociter or “step by step, ferociously,” our incremental approach builds upon each success as we develop ground-breaking spaceflight systems. We don’t just build rockets—we build a culture around methodical innovation and exploration.

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