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Project Engineer Associate - Mission Assurance

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Jul 21, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  21423

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

 

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.

 

At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®

 

For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

The Security and Mission Assurance Strategic Capabilities Unit provides discriminating support to the business to ensure success. We focus on threat identification, risk assessment, and mitigation while improving the efficiency of the business through effective governance and analysis of process, data and overall business knowledge.

 

Project Engineer Associate – Mission Assurance

 

In Security and Mission Assurance, we lead to protect our people, data, and mission and we are looking for someone who carries those same values. Security and Mission Assurance has an unwavering focus on mission success and strives to be a true mission partner.  Will you be our next champion to help us go beyond with Ball?

 

As a Mission Assurance Project Engineer Associate, you will provide support to the engineering and management required to execute the Mission Assurance (MA) baseline of a program.  In this capacity, you will support the mission assurance manager (MAM) on the program in the planning, delegating and the delivery of all MA-related artifacts on the program.  These analyses ensure that the design has sufficient performance margins, failure-recovery capabilities, resiliency, and high pedigree upon test-completion, such that mission success is achieved. 

 

The phrase, “People, Data & Mission” embodies what Security & Mission Assurance delivers to the business, as we strive to be a true mission partner.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Be a supporting team member to assigned program MAMs in the execution of Mission Assurance (MA) requirements using standard processes. This is accomplished via execution of program-unique Mission Assurance plan(s) through each of the assigned MA functional disciplines.
  • Own assigned subset of program requirements, verifying compliance to assurance-related contractual customer requirements on a program.
  • Continuously collaborate with a team of Systems Assurance subject matter experts.
  • Support the logistics in planning, developing, and delivering all MA-related CDRLs or SDRLs per the SOW and contract on the program.
  • Assist Quality Assurance from project initiation through final delivery.
  • Voice and direct expert Mission Assurance Mission Assurance discipline(s) vision, needs, etc.
  • Be an active participant in design, production/test readiness, and other reviews and audits.
  • Aid in risk-informed decisions for Mission and Quality Assurance.
  • Lead action in identification, mitigation, and communication of Mission Assurance drivers and risk to the program MAM(s).
  • Represent and present information with effective communication with Program Management, Executive Leadership and Customers.
  • Be a leader in Material Review Board and Failure Review Board activities.
  • Grow and maintain collaborative and informational-based relationship(s) within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units, the Enterprise customer counterparts.
  • Foster trusted advisor relationships with Program Management, other program team leads, and on-site customers as required.
  • Spearhead metrics to measure levels of task activity progress and product quality.
  • Additional efforts may involve scheduling, budgeting, and milestone monitoring as well as reviewing technical reports to assure technical and contractual compliance.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Ability to plan and establish derived requirements with or without customer specifications for successful Mission Assurance efforts and tasks on space programs containing electronic, electrical, optical, software, and mechanical subsystems.

 

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

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Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

 

Relocation for this position is available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $104,500 - $129,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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