General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 20524BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Project Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

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 Project/Manufacturing Engineer to join our GA-EMS team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. As a member of the construction/manufacturing engineering department, the Project/Manufacturing Engineer directly supports the delivery of all hardware and documentation required by the respective contract.


  • Responsible for providing construction/manufacturing engineering support to GA EMS programs/projects, such as Pulsed Power for electric weapon systems.

  • Coordinates the production of specific hardware to both technical and contractual requirements.

  • Manages the delivery of specific hardware to meet schedule deadlines.

  • Identifies, investigates, analyzes and resolves routine manufacturing engineering issues at both GA EMS manufacturing facilities and sub-tier suppliers. Documents findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to technical leads and management in both verbal and written formats.

  • Initiates and implements assigned production-related design changes and conducts manufacturing reviews of engineering specifications and drawings.

  • Monitors and analyzes open engineering issues affecting purchase orders and alerts planning department to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing.

  • Develops shop order travelers and work instructions for production.

  • May assist with development of tooling and fixtures to support manufacturing activities.

  • Develops and updates manufacturing aides for new and existing processes and equipment.

  • Run and analyze labor reports to track budgetary goals.

  • Generates liens lists, as-built drawings lists, and production summaries and resolves issues with quality data packages to support hardware delivery.

  • Travel to Tupelo facility and/or suppliers as needed to support production needs.

  • Performs 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 or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications to execute daily work activities.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience with machining, fabrication, welding and/or shipyard construction is desired.

  • Experience with logistics in a rapidly changing environment is desired.

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required and/or needed to meet scheduled needs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

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.