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Project Engineer, Eve

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Mojave
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are
Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.
"We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic
Your Mission As the Project Engineer, you will be responsible for coordinating the sustainment, maintenance, and operations of Mothership Eve. You will support ongoing activities as we pivot from flight test to revenue operations, advancing and transforming the future of commercial suborbital space travel. The vision of the Mothership program is to develop a fleet of next-generation aircraft designed for mission, maintainability, and manufacturing, to carry our spaceships in support of Virgin Galactic's goal of 400 space flights per year from each spaceport.
Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief Engineer (CE) for sustaining, maintaining, and operating the existing aircraft.
  • Responsible to the CE for meeting program cost, schedule, requirements, and managing overall program scope.
  • Lead the cross-functional engineering team to complete projects within the program, and coordinates with other stakeholders in the Program Team.
  • Develop project schedules for the aircraft activities and manages the completion of those activities for his or her project.
  • Communicate the engineering objectives, goals and schedule for project and tasks to the engineering team.
  • Assign and prioritize responsibilities for engineering tasks.
  • Review status of engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective action to meet schedule.
  • Cooperate and communicate status effectively with the Chief Engineer, other program participants and leadership to provide assistance and technical support.
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel performance, etc.) and report regularly on engineering project status to leadership.
  • Other duties as required in support of Chief Engineer and Program Requirements.
  • Lead by example through Virgin Galatic's values, with respect to our straight-up way, which fosters transparent and open communication.
  • Apply technical expertise and leadership skills with an unwavering commitment to quality and safety, to further the advancement of human spaceflight.
    What You Bring
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or similar Engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
    • 10+ years industry experience in progressive technical and leadership roles including at the complete vehicle level.
    • Demonstrated success sustaining aerospace flight vehicles preferably with composite aircraft structures experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and empower a team of subject matter experts in varying technical disciplines.
    • Understanding of aircraft design and engineering processes, including Model Based Definition, Produce Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, Configuration Control, ERP and MRP systems.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities as well as a disciplined flight operations setting.
    • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.
    • Execute strategic goals and objectives in support of the overall company goals and objectives.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
    • Team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
      COVIDAs part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( "fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.
      ITAR RequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR
      • 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
        EEO StatementVirgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Lancaster , Project Engineer, Eve, Engineering , Mojave, California

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