Share this Job

Electrical Power Engineer

Apply now

Apply for Job

Filter by Date: Mar 12, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44825 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Systems and Operations Assurance Department (SOAD) is the source of expertise in Operations and Facilities Engineering, Product and Process Assurance, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering to our corporate customers. SOAD offers a diverse range of capabilities that enable and support the effective implementation of technical and programmatic mission assurance activities on satellite manufacturing/processing, launch, and the associated ground systems. We have a current need for a facilities/infrastructure electrical power engineer to provide technical leadership and expertise for the design, development and operations associated with ground systems electrical facilities and infrastructure, especially in the areas of power generation, transmission, distribution, protection, controls, grounding, lighting, and lightning protection systems.



Key Functions for Engineering Specialist 

  • Provide technical expertise in identifying innovative technologies and operational enhancements to improve the design, safety, resiliency/reliability, and cost efficiency
  • Develop and/or implement advanced analytical techniques to evaluate facility systems and optimize overall electrical systems design
  • Coordinate technical assignments, work independently and on teams, and provide advice to management and customers
  • Develop and evaluate design criteria, concepts and design packages, supporting construction and/or commissioning operations; develop test plans, interface control documents and test procedures
  • Investigate equipment failures and diagnose faulty operation; provide recommendations to the customer
  • Provide detailed technical reports for customers and program office to assess subsystem performance and modification or upgrade requirements



Key Functions for Sr. Engineering Specialist 

  • Leads projects teams and junior staff
  • Independently conducts longer range technical studies and reports findings on new technical advances
  • Mentor early career engineers/members of the technical staff



This position is available as an Engineering Specialist or Sr. Engineering Specialist 



Required for Engineering Specialist 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited school
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the design and operation of facility electrical/power systems and controls, preferably in an Architect-Engineer (A&E) firm or utility company
  • Professional engineer (PE) license
  • Knowledge of current building codes and regulations (e.g., NEC, NFPA, IBC)
  • Expertise in power distribution systems modeling and analysis tools (e.g., SKM Power*Tools® eTAP®)
  • Familiar with AutoCAD and/or analogous computer-aided drafting programs
  • Ability to work independently and on teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with developing project requirements and performing electrical calculations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI clearance. US citizenship is required



Requirements for Sr. Engineering Specialist 

  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in the design and operation of facility electrical/power systems and controls, preferably in an Architect-Engineer (A&E) firm or utility company
  • Project management experience and ability to lead project teams
  • Project cost estimation experience
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI clearance. US citizenship is required



Preferred for Engineering Specialist and Sr. Engineering Specialist 

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • Current and active TS/SCI clearance 
  • Experience with high power/utility infrastructure engineering
  • Experience with high-density data center design and operations
  • Experience with launch base infrastructure and facilities
  • Familiar with facility/infrastructure control and supervisory systems (e.g., SCADA, DCS)
  • Familiar with programmable logic controllers and communications infrastructure (PLCs)

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details


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: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Construction, Electrical, Engineering