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Launch Vehicle Project Engineer - GSE with Security Clearance

ManTech International El Segundo, CA (Onsite) Full-Time
CB Est Salary: $119,000 - $160,000/Year
Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future ManTech is recruiting a highly talented Project Engineer specializing in Launch Vehicle Ground Support Equipment (GSE) & Infrastructure with skills and background related to launch vehicle manufacturing, quality assurance, and operations to help the Space Force redefine the future of Assured Access to Space (AATS), supporting the existing AATS United Launch Alliance (ULA) fleet and bringing new entrant Launch Service Providers such as ULA Vulcan, SpaceX, and Blue Origin into the Space Force AATS portfolio. We are seeking experienced and energetic candidates to join our world-class team located at launch support facilities around the country in El Segundo, CA, Centennial, CO, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL, and Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA. This position supports United States Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Center (SSC) launch services for AATS missions. Join our ManTech team of highly talented engineers as a Ground Systems Project Engineer with skills and background related to space launch vehicle design and mission assurance in El Segundo, CA. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES * Provide Launch Vehicle (LV) systems engineering expertise to USSF mission assurance personnel.
* Areas of expertise: Launch Vehicles (LVs), Cryogenic Systems, Electrical/Mechanical/Pneumatic Ground Systems (E/M/PGSE), solid rocket motors (SRMs), LV liquid rocket engines (LREs), ordnance, structures, launch operations, or LV and launch systems software.
* Plan, coordinate, participate, and lead Engineering Review Boards, provide risk assessments and technical recommendations.
* Prepare status and readiness review packages including risk recommendations and mitigations
* Review and analyze GSE design, manufacturing, test, & launch data.
* Produce integrated technical assessments on design, test, manufacturing, and operations.
* Support acquisition functions: requirements, RFPs, source selection, data submittals, award fees.
* Perform systems engineering functions such as requirements definition, design review, test review, pedigree, hardware acceptance, verification, operations, and post-flight analyses.
* Prepare Customer team for, and directly support, rehearsals and launch operations, including the anomaly resolution process.
* Perform technical and engineering data management, such as data mining and reporting.
* Collaborate with Aerospace Corporation, Launch Vehicle Contractors (LVCs), Launch Sites, production factories.
* Prepare weekly and other written evaluations and reports of a technical nature.
* Serve as authority in LV GSE systems; support USSF customers in the preparation for and execution of Chief Engineer briefings, Weekly Status Reviews, and other SSC processes. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or STEM field.
* Minimum of 12 years systems engineering, technical program management, or other related experience with at least 3 years of AATS, Launch/Range, DoD, NASA or industry equivalent launch or space systems project engineering experience.
* Must be able to obtain and maintain a minimum DoD Secret clearance.
* Knowledge/experience with LV systems (solid rockets motors, liquid propellant rocket engines and systems, ordnance, hydraulics, in-flight avionics, LV ground support equipment, LV structures, composite materials, etc.)
* Knowledge of USSF and NASA launch and range systems and operations.
* Experience with LV design, processing, integration, testing, launch and anomaly resolution. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Knowledge of Atlas, Delta and/or Vulcan system design, manufacture, test, and operations preferred.
* Experience with USSF, NRO, NASA, and LV Contractors and subcontractors preferred.
* Ability giving written and verbal presentations and reports to senior engineers and management.
* Independence, initiative, dedicated, collaborative, proactive problem solving and customer support
* Sound judgment, decision-making, and collaboration w/multiple agencies and personnel.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and diplomacy.
* Experience with agile software products, such as Jira/Confluence, highly desired
* Competency in MS Office, Information Technology systems, and SharePoint-type databases
* Ability to assess design drawings, processes, and procedures of propulsion systems.
* Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams during design, test, and evaluation.
* Ability to perform design reviews, pre- and post-test reviews, procedures reviews, failure analysis.
* Ability to collaborate effectively with the USAF, USSF, NASA, NRO, LVCs, and Aerospace Corp.
* Ability to work effectively with Los Angeles AFB (SMC) Launch Enterprise.
* Ability to (learn how to and) operate DOL data systems and provide training to customers and colleagues to support polling, status reporting, and anomaly resolution. CLEARANCE Position requires a Secret clearance (N/R to start). Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. TRAVEL Frequent travel to CONUS required to LAAFB (El Segundo, CA), VSFB (Lompoc, CA) and CCSFS (Florida), and other sites to support launch meetings and operations. PHYSICAL * Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%.
* Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
* Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
* Often positions self to maintain computers in the lab, including under the desks and in the server closet.
* Frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
* May be asked to move Audio/Visual or Computer equipment The projected compensation range for this position is $119,000-$160,000. There are differentiating factors that can impact a final salary/hourly rate, including, but not limited to, Contract Wage Determination, relevant work experience, skills and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location (For Remote Opportunities), education and certifications as well as Federal Government Contract Labor categories. In addition, ManTech invests in it's employees beyond just compensation. ManTech's benefits offerings include, dependent upon position, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement and Savings, Learning and Development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections. For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license.The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone. ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at
(703) 218-6000
. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation please click and provide your name and contact information.

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