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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Location: Arvada
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world 's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS ' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineering Manager working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO.

Exciting opportunity supporting the development of space-based payloads, sensors and satellite systems. This engineer will manage a group of mechanical engineers of varying experience levels from senior to recent graduate, providing strong leadership, mentoring, and technical support. This manager will focus on supporting the continued development of space systems out of the Centennial, CO office. This is a functional management opportunity, leading the local team while also contributing as a chief engineer or lead engineer on a program.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage professional and technical performance of staff to ensure quality, business and financial objectives are achieved.
Provide leadership and managerial support to team members including performance management, annual performance reviews and salary management for staff.
Support and lead the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of routine engineering problems.
Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by directing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention and development of the required professional and technical talent.
Independently perform challenging engineering work, document findings, communicate results, delivers technical presentations, and support test activities both on and off-site. Design, develop, and test all aspects of mechanical components and equipment.
Demonstrate strong understanding of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural mechanics and dynamics, as well as mechanical hardware design, fabrication techniques and test for space and military applications
Assist with satellite mechanical subsystem level design, including requirement analysis, mission analysis, and design trade-offs.
Ability to lead a cross-disciplinary team as a lead or chief engineer on a program
Develop innovative and practical solutions to issues arising in design, assembly, integration and test of satellite systems and payloads
Perform other duties as assigned or required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications: Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field as well as eleven or more years of progressively complex engineering experience with at least five of those years having management responsibilities. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required.
Experience in hardware spacecraft testing, and test requirements is highly desirable. Familiarity with all aspects of the satellite system life cycle, including spacecraft development, environmental testing, launch, and operations.
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment is required. Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
Candidate should have experience with military systems designing, analyzing, building and testing systems. Previous experience with optical systems, flight systems, or military systems is desired.
Experience with CAD and FEA software such as Pro-E/Creo, Solidworks, NASTRAN or ANSYS is desired. Strong communication, leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface within departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, and government representatives.
A Professional Engineering License, and original work(s) published in professional engineering journals are desired.
US citizenship is required.

Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum, midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are established based on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Arvada , Mechanical Engineering Manager, Executive , Arvada, Colorado

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