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11-02-2023 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. - NP - Specialist, Chief Engineering - - 66020
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Specialist, Chief Engineering

Huntsville, AL, 35801

Job Title: DIRECT HIRE: Specialist, Chief Engineering



The Specialist, Chief Engineer provides technical leadership for all aspects of solid Rocket development programs. The program CE plays a key role in ensuring 100% Mission Success through ensuring rigorous application of technical decision making and leveraging engineering discipline capability.   Responsibilities include coordination of engineering organization resource deployment, working with the program office to ensure accurate resource demands, integration of resources into the program, monitoring status of Technical Performance Measures, creation and execution of a Design and Development Plan, and execution of the Engineering Review Board processes.


The Specialist, Chief Engineer represents Engineering within the program management team, leads the Engineering Systems Integration Team, chairs the Engineering Review Board, and serves as the technical interface with external customers. ensures appropriate application of Engineering standard work and performance and quality of product requirements for all phases of the program from design analysis & definition, verification & validation, to post-delivery product support efforts.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher  - Principal




50% - Lead Engineering teams working on development of solid rocket propulsion system. Direct and coordinate all engineering work; manage technical progress and schedule and cost status and create a Design Development Plan. Assure that delivered products meet Aerojet Rocketdyne and contractual requirements for engineering design. 


30% - Monitor technical progress and interface with Program Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne customers and other Aerojet Rocketdyne functional organizations to understand and develop resolution to program technical issues. 


10% - Provide technical consultation to Program Management and Business Development organizations on business development activities such as writing white papers or preparing and presenting technical briefings to customers. 


10% - Technical Lead on proposals to government customers or prime contractors for propulsion development or technology programs. 


SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS: Attend IPT meetings. Provide written and verbal status reports to Aerojet Rocketdyne management. 


Desired qualifications: 

- Direct working experience with the design and manufacture of solid rocket motors

- Chief engineer experience

- Experience as a project engineer




Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a minimum of nine (9) years of related experience, including experience leading an engineering team, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.  


Will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 

Compensation: DOE $160-$163K/salary