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Experienced Space Vehicle Structures Design (REA) Engineer

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1900036255 Date posted 02/21/2019
Location El Segundo California United States
Job Description

Boeing Space and Launch, In-Space Vehicles is searching for an Experienced Space Vehicle / Structure Design REA (Responsible Engineering Authority) En. This position develops, integrates and documents structural and payload system requirements to establish the primary structures system design for satellite product lines including primary structures, deployable structures and antenna/feed/horn structures and assemblies. This position is located at El Segundo, California.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads team to develop, maintain and modify structures/payload system and component designs, using 3-D Computer Aided Design tools (PTC Creo, CreoView, NASTRAN/PATRAN), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T – ASME Y14.5M) standards and/or other design methods, to drive product definition with other engineering groups, production operations, suppliers and external customers throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Leads performance, integration and analysis of tests to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
  • Manages supplier development, test and production activities and coordinates with the supplier to optimize the design and achieve program goals.
  • Assists with investigation of emerging technologies to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements.
  • Defines mechanical, structural, environmental design and integration requirements for the S/C and its constituent assemblies and components including both flight and non-flight (GSE) hardware.
  • Defines the spacecraft drawing/model tree and assignment, general arrangement drawing/model, and all Interface Control Dwg/Models including but not limited to Moving Mechanical Assemblies (MMAs).
  • Defines and maintains drawing/modeling requirements, standards and flow-down thereof.
  • Defines the design standards required for design-analysis integrated models.
  • Defines mechanical design trade space and closure criteria.
  • Defines and executes on CCCP (Critical Clearance Control Plan) including definition and verification of CCCL (Critical Clearance Control List activities).
  • Supports and approves of manufacturing and integration plan, Digital Mock-Up (DMU) and Virtual Manufacturing (VM) simulation reviews.
  • Supports and approves of design reviews, test plans and procedures, critical planning procedures.

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Space and Launch

Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


This position requires the ability to obtain U.S. Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.



Typical Education/Experience: Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience):

  • Experience with space vehicle structure and/or payload and antenna configuration and physical design.
  • Experience with design, analysis and manufacturing of structural components.
  • Experience with structure materials and processes including metals, composites, bonded and bolted joints, etc.
  • Experience with space hardware qualification and test requirements.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills and Experience):

  • Successful completion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) by the federal government within the last 5 years.
  • Experience with structural dynamics, loads and stress analysis.
  • Experience with thermal system design and thermal hardware including heat pipes, blankets and active thermal control systems.
  • Experience with mechanisms and mechanical systems including release devices and deployments.
  • Experience with the basic principles and requirements of spacecraft bus subsystems including electrical power, propulsion, attitude determination and control, telemetry and command.
  • Experience with space environments and survivability techniques including contamination, radiation, EMI/EMC, ESD, etc.
  • Experience with launch vehicle interfaces, adapter and release systems.
  • Experience working with suppliers and supplier management personnel.
  • Experience with hardware manufacturing and spacecraft AI&T.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Job Type

Yes, 10 % of the Time

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