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Senior Project Engineer

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. - Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
Aerojet Rocketdyne has an immedidate need for Senior Project Engineer -to support our chemical or electric propulsion programs in Redmond, WA.
What we can offer you:
Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact -on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet Rocketdyne
Rest and Relaxation -- 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.
Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. -
Beautiful Campus - Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Provides leadership in support of program tasks and hardware technology development test efforts. The successful candidate may support both development and production programs. Among the duties will be customer presentations and submittals, as well as coordinating activities with internal organizations such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, and Test. Estimated workload distribution:
20% - Lead engineering support for the production of high-performance electric, monopropellant, and/or bipropellant rocket engines. This includes requirements management, anomaly resolution, and anomaly prevention.
20% - Plan and conduct engine hot fire tests and analyze data.
15% - Support component development and qualification, including supplier oversight and management.
15% - Provide hardware fabrication support, including nonconformance resolution.
10% - Present results at internal and external meetings.
10% - Conduct performance, fluid dynamics and other engineering analysis as required in support of trade studies and programs.
10% - Support proposal activities and manage internal research and development efforts, as necessary.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field and a six or more years of experience in propulsion, either at the thruster or system level (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). -
Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills, verbal communication skills, and experience working in a team environment are required.
  • Some travel may be required within the United States to Aerojet Rocketdyne's customers and suppliers.
  • Experience leading technical teams.
  • Experience with rocket engine or electric propulsion technology development is preferred. -
  • A solid understanding of applicable engineering principles, business practices, and experience working directly with hardware in the aerospace industry is highly desirable.
  • Experience with monopropellant, bipropellant, and rocket propulsion systems desired.

    Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Senior Project Engineer, Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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