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Electrical Project Engineer II

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  21818

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 Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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.

 

Electrical Project Engineer II

 

In this role, you will lead a cross-functional team in the design, fabrication, test, and integration of ground and space-based electrical harnesses.  The cross-functional team could include but is not limited to engineers in the following disciplines:  Electrical Systems, Mechanical Packaging, Parts & Reliability, Radiation, Production and Test Engineers.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Lead electrical harness engineering teams responsible for system architecture through development of space-based, high reliability harness systems for general analog and power supply electronics and/or avionics systems.
  • Be responsible for harness system cost, schedule, and technical scope along with driving critical risk-based decisions throughout program life-cycle.
  • Interface with payload or spacecraft IPT leads, system engineers, and program management to provide alternatives to requirements that drive system cost and schedule.
  • Provide and communicate insight and understanding of both the technical and programmatic aspects of project to the customer community and project team.
  • Interface with functional management to ensure staffing needs are identified and filled in a timely manner.
  • May manage complex electronics development and productions subcontracts.
  • Support new business proposal opportunities.
  • Deliver high reliability electronics for NASA, DoD, NOAA, other government customers.
  • Interface with support disciplines –system assurance, quality assurance, test engineering, and production.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within Engineering, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others 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 12 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.
  • Cost and schedule management experience with earned value reporting.
  • Experience with “flight space qualified” electronic programs and radiation-hardened environments to include knowledge of EEE parts for space flight applications and detailed understanding of associated screening and qualification processes.
  • Demonstrated success leading electronics development teams to meet cost, schedule, and performance goals.
  • Hands-on experience in space flight electronics design, fabrication, and test.
  • Experience leading all aspects of electrical engineering projects from start to finish.
  • Ability to provide alternatives to requirements that drive system cost and schedule.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and conflict management skills, strong communication skills, and ability to lead group discussions.

 

Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more days per work week. 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.

 

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.

 

Relocation for this position is available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $145,500 - $183,500 (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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