Senior Spacecraft Chief Engineer

Boeing   •  

Seal Beach, CA

15+ years

Posted 182 days ago

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Job Description

Spacecraft Chief Engineer responsible for a variety of Proprietary Space Projects, including X-37B, reporting to the Experimental Systems Group (ESG) Chief Engineer. The selected individual will have the RAA for technical leadership, problem resolution, and engineering processesassociated with developing flight hardware and software. Support mission rehearsals, operations, and lead anomaly resolution teams. Develop clear and concise presentation of complex technical issues and their associated resolution plans. Provide customer and consultant interface for technical information, anomaly resolution plans, questions, and actions.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide leadership to the Systems Engineering and Segment IPTs to drive successful execution and completion of products. Identify problems before they become crises and resolve them effectively.
  • Work closely with Program Managers, Program Chief Engineer and Segment IPT leads to maintain consistent design and project direction, develop policies, procedures, and guidelines, and support the development of business and technical strategies for product improvement.
  • Work closely with Program Managers, Program Chief Engineer and Segment IPT leads to enhance critical engineering skills and manage key personnel resources. Mentor and coach IPT leads, managers, and technical leads.
  • Monitor and evaluate the program technical baseline. Chair and participate on Engineering Review Boards (ERB) and provide recommendations to the program office for actions presented at the Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Chair and participate on Technical Readiness Reviews (TRR) and Failure Review Boards (FRB). Work closely with the Program Chief Engineer and Segment IPT leads to achieve balanced cost, schedule, and technical decisions.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Space and Launch
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

This position requires an active DoD Top Secret/Single Scope Background Investigation(SSBI) U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).

Typical Education & Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 20 or more years' experience, Master's with 18 or more years' experience or PhD with 15 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):


10 or more years of engineering experience.


Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):


18 or more years of engineering experience on high speed aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle or Shuttle related programs.

10 or more years of demonstrated leadership developing, certifying, and operating flight hardware

Broad background encompassing structure, mechanisms, propulsion, power, thermal, avionics, software, GNC (guidance, navigation & control), systems engineering and related analysis disciplines

Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills