General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Environmental Control Systems (ECS) Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18289BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Environmental Control Systems (ECS) 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 Experienced Environment Control Systems (ECS) Engineer within Naval Aircraft Programs at GA-ASI.


  • Developing ECS requirements and architecture, including aircraft heating, cooling, defog, air filtration, and ventilation requirements.

  • Conducting design and analysis of the ECS and integrating them into the aircraft in coordination with interfacing systems.

  • Managing supplier development and qualification efforts.

  • 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; nine or more years of experience with a Bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a Masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD.

  • Extensive experience with ECS systems development and testing.

  • Familiarity with various types of ECS hardware.

  • Ice detection and bleed air ducting experience a plus.

  • Familiarity with RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810, and military and industry standards for ECS design.

  • 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, 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.