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

Job ID#: 18155BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Propulsion Project Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 25% - 50%

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 have an exciting opportunity for a Propulsion Project Engineer to join our Army Programs team in Poway, CA. This is a unique role as this person will be an integral part of a small project engineering team. This position offers a great deal of cross-functional interaction with our design and production teams internally as well as with suppliers and the customer. This team is engaged in some sustainment work however they are also managing the design of a new engine as well.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in support development, qualification and certification of propulsion systems and support flight and system test activities.

  • Coordinate investigation and corrective action of specific in-service problems involving various systems and components.

  • Candidate will work within a team environment to develop, coordinate, and resolve technical issues related to the propulsion system (Diesel Engine) of an unmanned air vehicle system.

  • Position will assist Engineering staff in resolution of issues.

  • Working knowledge of Matlab or equivalent.

  • Possess skills in data reduction and fault troubleshooting.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken); excellent computer, ability to demonstrate candidate is a multi-tasking team player with a hands-on approach.

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 Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and four or more years of engineering experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

  • 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.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Must be able to travel 25%+.

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.