Project Engineering Support

Job Description:

Knowledge of estimation methods and Kalman filtering. Familiarity with computer coding (in C) and ability to input multiple types of data and write estimation procedures to combine the data and generate state estimates. Provide engineering development support to the Spacecraft and Vehicle Systems Department of MSFC. Provide engineering support in the modeling, simulation and analysis of systems and implementing Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) algorithms in a high fidelity six degree of freedom flight vehicle simulation. Assembling, tracking and coordinating plans, schedules, budgets for detailed phases of human-rated launch vehicle GN&C system tasks. Assists in developing solutions to unusual or complex engineering requirements, assesses the feasibility or soundness of proposed engineering solutions, performs work which typically involves conventional engineering practice as well as a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements and difficult coordination requirements. Assisting the Flight Mechanics Division (EV40) technical managers in definition of project scope of work, establishing budgets, schedules, milestones and deliverables. Responsibilities include tracking work on the task and preparing job status information as the project progresses, informing the WBS manager and Flight Mechanics Division technical management of any potential problems including time delays or potential cost overruns. Document changes in scope of work for negotiation with WBS and Project Mangers, participating in a job completion review and assisting in documentation of results of analysis or studies. .


BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum of 5 years applicable experience is required. Thorough understanding of practical government application of system and project engineering principles required. Solid planning and project management skills are required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications are required. Background in the development and verification of rocket engine and propulsion requirements is highly desired. Experience in the utilization of system engineering processes such as functional decomposition, trade studies, allocation, traceability, validation and verification methodologies is required. Four years GN&C Engineering experience, control system telemetry for performance verification and health monitoring, and knowledge of C II, TREETOPS, and MATLAB/SIMULINK is desirable.

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