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Payload Acquisition Project Engineer

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Date: Aug 28, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 22381 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 



We are looking for a Project Engineer to provide technical support for a high interest adjunct payload acquisition in a fast paced on-site Program Office environment.



  • Communicate/coordinate customer tasking to West Coast Directorate H program office and Engineering Technology Group (ETG) support personnel.  
  • Enhance the current teaming approach by coordinating the payload system, subsystem and interface assessments to proactively identify risks.  
  • Assist in formulating plans and activities to work off identified program risks.  
  • Coordinate/collaborate/synchronize program activities among East and West Coast Directorate-H program office and ETG personnel.
  • Responsibilities include all aspects of the design, development, production, integration and verification of a major adjunct payload.  
  • Position requires significant coordination and interaction with Government, Aerospace, Contractor and SETA personnel.
  • Moderate travel is necessary.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, science, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution



  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience
  • Prior payload design, integration, requirement verification and payload testing experience
  • Program office or program management experience
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently, as a team leader and a collaborator with other Aerospace staff 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment on a daily basis.   
  • Current TS/SCI
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • An advanced degree in engineering, mathematics, or other sciences 
  • A working understanding of the OPIR mission, OPIR phenomenology, FPA testing, manufacture and operation

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Project Engineer, R&D Engineer, Engineer, Security Clearance, Top Secret Clearance, Engineering, Government

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