Chief Engineer

Foothill Ranch, California
Jan 31, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Chief Engineer - Aerospace Industry!

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Salary: $150,000 - $230,000 per hour

A bit about us:

We are building a highly skilled team that thrives in the design, development, test and manufacturing of intelligent, autonomous vehicles. The candidate will work in a vehicle development and manufacturing environment where projects are realized with the highest degree of commitment to quality and efficiency. The Chief Engineer leads the technical staff in all engineering activities related to the product development of various vehicle systems. The Chief Engineer will both be responsible to be the Program Office Director and the VP of engineering and supporting the various technical leads of various projects within the program office to ensure the multidisciplinary integrated product designs successfully achieve program goals. The Chief Engineer reports directly to the VP of Engineering.

Why join us?

We foster an environment that nurtures and rewards innovative thinking. We believe in the power of collaboration, where diverse perspectives are valued and respected, leading to innovative solutions and remarkable achievements. Our leaders lead by example, demonstrating and modeling our core values of emotional intelligence, teamwork, innovation, integrity, productivity, customer service, and a genuine commitment to the success of every individual. We celebrate our wins, big and small, and foster a sense of camaraderie through team activities, quarterly awards, and an immense end-of-the-year company holiday party. Our company culture is more than just words; it is a lived experience you'll only get here.

Job Details

Required Skills and Responsibilities:
Program Capture and Product Engineering Leadership.
Customer interface to develop a valid requirement, CONOPS and employment concept.
Best value product conceptual/predesign creation to meet the customer needs. This will require the identification of Associate Contractors, and any external interfaces.
Establish system requirements.
Conduct functional decomposition of the system to establish subsystem functionality and internal interfaces (hardware and software), external interfaces must be included as well.
Establish reliability development and qualification strategy/definition to include delta and re-qualification.
Subsystem ownership determination, based upon maturity, characterization level, performance, and cost. Including subsystem trades will suppliers to assure design is clearly manageable from cost, schedule, and technical performance levels. Also included are necessary subsystem characterization and margin assessments.
Establish design characterization and margin strategies, to assure flight test and qualification first pass success.
Establish the system simulation and analysis development and validation plan.
Create a system simulation plan, establish the software development and verification environment plan.
Direct the development of a complete program plan that integrates all disciplines, including operation, and logistics. Iterations to include the trades necessary to maintain overall, and supplier targeted costs. Also includes the entry and exit criteria for the major program reviews to include SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, FCA/PCA, and PRR (production readiness reviews) Includes early Safety Board plan reviews to minimize downstream surprises.
Use the above to direct the generation of a prime SOW and SOW with defined deliverables for each supplier. These to be integrated into contracting packages with required flow downs to sub-tier vendors.
Act as technical interface to customer during proposal efforts and lead any oral presentation.
Direct and manage the product development efforts to fully qualify including developmental test and evaluation, conduct the critical design review, and then perform operational testing and evaluation.
Complete the product baseline record, and successfully conduct the production readiness review.
Division technical leadership and mentorship.
The program office Chief Engineer will represent a leadership function providing technical oversight and mentorship to various project Chief Engineers within the division.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Aerospace Engineering or Master's of Science Degree in Aerospace Systems.
Experience developing and integrating new capabilities into existing military aircraft systems.
Defense Systems Management Certificate in Defense Program Systems Engineering Planning and Management.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, as well as experience managing a team of other Chief Engineers

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
Experience in the development of engineering program plan, to assure complete integration of all product interfaces and internal disciplines, as well as plan execution.
Experience with system and subsystem qualification planning and conduct, as well as the definition of qualification, delta qual, and requalification.
Understanding product development of manned and unmanned aircraft vehicle.
Understanding of aircraft flight sciences.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Advanced GN&C, Advanced Aerodynamics, Advanced Aerospace Structures, Advanced Communications Technologies, Advanced Propulsion, Advanced Electronics Design and Analysis
Successful product development knowledge may substitute for the above or may replace portions of the desired foundational knowledge.
Clearance Level Required: US Person is required. No Security Clearance is required, but it is highly desired.

Travel: 10-15%

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