Project Engineer - Analysis and Technology

Requisition ID: 40927

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Advanced Development and Planning Division is looking for an enthusiastic individual with demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills to provide modeling and simulation expertise for architecture and enterprise systems engineering. The Project Engineer will provide technical expertise for analysis support to system acquisition, mission evaluation, and prototype development efforts within SMC/AD. This includes modeling, simulation and analysis efforts for major system acquisitions in support of SMC/AD's role as the SMC enterprise architect and product center lead for implementing the Space Enterprise Vision. Emphasis is on future architecture definition; science and technology transition and integration; system, mission and enterprise performance analysis and utility assessment; and concept development and prototype development in support of the space warfighting construct. Responsibilities include working directly with Air Force leadership, advising and assisting them in the areas of architecture planning; mission planning; science and technology strategy; modeling, simulation, and analysis; space and ground segment development; analyses of alternatives and acquisition approaches. Broader Corporate responsibilities include facilitating coordination across Aerospace for strategic planning related to future architectures.

Key Functions:

  • Support the development of modelling and simulation tools to provide analysis for SMC ADX projects.
  • Position Aerospace in the highest value functions across the SMC/ADX portfolio.
  • Work with the customer to define high value scope of work, translate customer technical operating plans into technical priorities, plan and execute projects with ETG support.
  • Integration of Aerospace knowledge and analysis to provide responsive recommendations to the customer leadership for ongoing programs, new programs of record, and science and technology priorities.
  • Actively participate in customer decision forums.
  • Provide the modeling and analysis key capabilities for future missions, concepts and architectures.
  • Work with teams of Government, SETA and Aerospace (including ETG) personnel in support of SMC ADX activities.
  • Evaluate and document performance of projects.


  • A bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering
  • 10 years + relevant progressive work experience in early milestone system, mission, and enterprise architecting; development planning; and demonstration and validation
  • Broad familiarity with Air Force Space Command organizations, missions, architectures and systems
  • Ability to build and/or maintain substantive rapport with Aerospace peers and government customers
  • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes utilizing objective facts
  • Ability to translate customer needs into Aerospace appropriate work packages
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative efforts supporting multiple technical areas
  • Excellent written communication skills - can organize complex materials and concepts in a manner that is clear and logical
  • Excellent verbal communication skills - clear, concise, persuasive; builds consensus through speaking; polished, professional style
  • Some travel is required
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI and eligibility for SAP

  • An advanced degree in Systems Engineering, System Architecting, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • An excellent personal technical reputation and a record of personal technical achievement in Development Planning, Architecting, or Demonstration and Validation
  • Experience with military utility analysis
  • National Space experience a plus
  • Experience with Aerospace budgets, STE management and personnel management
  • Technical depth in multiple space mission areas

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : PROJ ENGINEER

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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