General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Engineer in San Diego, California
Job ID# 13655BR
Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title Project Engineer
Job Category Engineering
City San Diego
Regular/Temp Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary
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.
Under general directions with limited review, this position is responsible for applying innovative approaches to resolving unusual or complex engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed largely at completion. Initiates the planning of engineering projects and develops innovative designs or modifications in order to meet project goals. Independently performs difficult/complex engineering work with instructions as to the general expected results. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects. Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems. Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.
Conduct research to address problems associated with flight safety systems, flight management systems and navigation systems.
Troubleshoots conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
May represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects.
Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
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. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
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 extensive knowledge/experience with civil flight management systems (FMS) and their function in the aircraft. Experience with RNAV/RNP system integration requirements, including aeronautical navigation data processing, leg types, displays, monitoring and alerting, and position estimation using the concepts in RTCA DO-236 and ARINC 424 are highly desired.
Must have knowledge of autopilot limitations with respect to RNAV/RNP approaches.
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.
A Professional Engineering License and original work published in professional engineering journals are desirable.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%
Clearance Required? No
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.