General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Aircraft Fire Protection Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18292BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Aircraft Fire Protection Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Aircraft Fire Protection Engineer within Naval Aircraft Programs at GA-ASI.


  • Develop airborne fire protection requirements and architecture, including aircraft ventilation, isolation, detection, suppression, and insulation requirements.

  • Conduct design and analysis of the aircraft layout, arrangement and ventilation scheme and direct design efforts to comply with fire protection standards and specifications.

  • Manage fire protection supplier development and qualification efforts

  • Fire protection system design, requirements management, systems specifications, interface management, system safety assessment, verification and validation testing, aircraft flight test, and aircraft/system qualification and certification.

  • Develop innovative but practical solutions to advanced technical problems in engineering.

  • Provide focal point for technical communication within the Company management and represent the Company as the prime technical contact to customers and/or government regulatory agencies.

  • Present reports at engineering meetings, participate in program reviews and consult on problems.

  • Provide expert guidance and consulting to other staff members working on difficult engineering problems.

  • Anticipate future engineering needs and the modifications required to accomplish technical goals.

  • Address complex and difficult technical issues requiring novel and highly creative approaches drawing on advanced engineering concepts.

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a Bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a Masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD.

  • Extensive familiarity with fire protection requirements from NAVAIR.

  • Experience with ECS, Fire Protection and Bleed Air systems integration, development, and testing.

  • Familiarity with RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810, and military and industry standards for component and system qualification.

  • Experience with creation of system specifications, requirements traceability, and verification. Preferred experience with JAMA and DOORS.

  • Generation of Qualification and Test plans.

  • Experience with aircraft installation practices, functional testing, and troubleshooting.

  • All applicants must be current US Citizens for this position and must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.