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Chief Engineer - Launch Vehicle

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

We are a driven team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers relentlessly committed to safety. As part of a passionate and accomplished team of engineers, you will directly impact the future of space flight and help us make progress towards our mission of building the road to space through reusable rockets. Join us in advancing our vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As a Chief Engineer you will provide independent oversight across all element of the launch vehicle to ensure sound technical design and compliance to standards across the development and operational life-cycle. The position requires strong engineering and collaboration skills that will be utilized across all Blue Origin business units, sites and partners to implement the sound solutions that support the imposed requirements and architecture. In a fast-paced exciting environment, you will contribute to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, competence, and a passion for the highest technical standards. In the roll you will collaborate with the business unit and engineering leadership to achieve program goals.

Responsibilities:

Act as the independent technical authority for the new launch vehicle, providing Chief Engineer assessments of requirements, design, risks, budget, and schedule with the Program Managers and product owners. Identify gaps between requirements, design, manufacturing, operations. Work with project teams on practical solutions across the life-cycle. Assess and disposition aggregate technical risks across a product / program. Assess and approve technical completion and compliance at major program and element technical reviews.

Provide engineering leadership and mentoring to coordinate design, analysis, and systems engineering processes throughout development, verification, delivery and operation. Supply independent review of corrective actions for major failures at the program/product level and work with functional managers in addressing systemic issues. Facilitate technical trades and advise teams on solutions for flight and ground architectures.

Collaborate with leadership to define and assess technology road-map alignment with program and product needs and industry developments. Participate with other members to assess and enforce engineering process health and compliance. Represent the Company and project with key customers. Coordinate with other Chief Engineers to guide activities internally and across multi-element and partner teams to solve complex problems.

Qualifications:

Passion for our mission: millions of people living and working in space!

B.S. in an engineering-related field, with 15+ years of design, development or analysis experience.

Experience in full life-cycle development of aerospace systems.

Desired experience with orbital launch systems and or launch vehicles, projects or programs

Experience designing, deploying and supporting one or more complete flight systems or systems of similar complexity.

Personal integrity, strong technical judgement and bias for action is required.

Demonstrated ability to operate with cohesive and effective teams and drive decision making within those teams.

Experience with development in mission and safety-critical environments.

Leadership experience in an aerospace development environment.

Ability to travel and/or temporary duty in support of growing tempos of production and operations.

Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

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.

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 2 Days Ago

Full time

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About Us Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we’re working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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