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Project Engineer Senior - Cross-Functional

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Dec 29, 2020
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  1247

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.


Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers 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. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.


Senior Project Engineer – Cross-Functional


What You Will Do:

•Responsible for leading hardware development team to meet cost, schedule, and technical requirements.
•Technical responsibilities include requirement allocation and the full life cycle of requirements verification, interface definition, performance analysis, and risk mitigation from concept through detail design of any of the following:
•Mechanical engineering design of spacecraft
•Precision aerospace electro-mechanical components and systems
•Opto-mechanical flight hardware systems
•Antenna systems
•Video systems
•Ground support equipment
•Special Test Equipment
•Effort will include design, analysis, and supervision of other engineers, designers, and drafters.
•Effort may or may not include CAD modeling.
•Generate cost estimates and track performance (earned value).
•Develop detailed development schedules and manage team activities to meet hardware delivery milestones.
•Interact with other functional disciplines in an integrated program team (IPT) environment.
•Responsibilities may also include technical management of major subcontracts.
•Post design sustaining engineering may be required.
•Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support 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 Will Need:

•BS in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 16 or more years related experience.
•Each higher-level related 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.
•Experience in aerospace related design.
•Experience using CAD software.
•Experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
•Demonstrated creativity in mechanical engineering design.
•Demonstrated design analysis capability.
•Demonstrated ability to plan and execute engineering risk reduction testing as well as qualification testing.
•Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience of mechanical engineering design activities.
•Demonstrated ability to develop cost estimates, schedules and develop/report earned value.
•Prior participation in written and/or oral proposal activities for NASA and/or DOD programs.

•Active Current Top Secret Securtiy Clearance


Working Conditions:

•Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
•Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Current Clearance Required:

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: $159,000 - $200,500 (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. Click here to learn more.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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