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Senior Power Systems Engineer

Los Angeles, California, Seal Beach, California

Systems Engineering at Boeing

Here, systems engineering means integrating performance, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability and human systems into all of our products and solutions. In other words, you’ll build the future of Boeing.

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  • Analytical
  • Strategic
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  • Leadership
  • Technologically savvy
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At Boeing, we work in space. We work in air traffic management. We build airplanes. It’s really rewarding to see work that we do in a lab develop into an amazing product. That’s a daily occurrence.

Suzanne Hawkins, Systems Engineer


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Senior Power Systems Engineer

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1900025568 Date posted 02/15/2019
Location Seal Beach California United States
Job Description

Boeing is seeking a Senior Power Systems Engineer to work in the Seal Beach, CA location. The successful Senior Power Systems Engineer (Level 5) will lead satellite power subsystem non-recurring and recurring/sustaining efforts and activities including systems engineering of power system elements and capabilities. Boeing's Space and Launch Division manages the company's major commercial and government satellite and ground programs for communications, national defense and other missions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and project management regarding power systems analyses including optimal power management during sunlight and eclipse conditions.
  • Provide engaging leadership that fosters a culture of timely communication of potential issues and help needed to Program Management and Engineering Capabilities Management to quickly resolve issues and threats to performance.
  • Drive timely closure of technical issues and anomalies to meet program requirements.
  • Responsible for program management, earned-value reporting and cost account management of power systems activities and analyzing and approving power system test data and address power system anomalies at unit-level, subsystem, and system levels from ground test through on-orbit operations. 
  • Interface with program customers, suppliers, and other engineering stakeholders. 
  • Mentor junior engineers in terms of technical knowledge, project management and stakeholder relationship building. 
  • Perform power system analyses and trade studies to determine optimal power system architecture. 
  • Ensure EPS designs comply with program requirements. 
  • Chair key design reviews and lead critical Root-Cause/Corrective Action investigation teams. 
  • Convene and chair Independent Review Teams (IRT’s). 
  • Evaluate and champion new technology and methods. 
  • Experienced in project management to deliver affordable product cost that meets technical performance within aggressive schedule constraints.
  • Responsibilities include Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Cost Accounting Management (CAM) metrics and responsibilities.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Space and Launch

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


This position requires an active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)/Special Program Access (SPA) U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).

Typical Education & Experience

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 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 (Required) Qualifications

  • Trade studies, modeling, simulation and other forms of analysis to predict space-based power system performance experience.
  • 1+ years of experience with the design and test of space-based electrical power systems.


Preferred (Desired) Qualifications

  • Experience in Program Management including cost, schedule and technical management. 
  • Experience or education in analog and/or digital circuit design for power systems. 
  • Experience do you have conducting verification, test, and/or data analysis. 
  • Engineering experience involving system requirements, functional decomposition and allocation, integrated design, analysis and evaluation, verification, or operations of space/ground systems.


Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Job Type

Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award


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