Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.

    The LTV Project Office is part of the NASA EVA and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP) at Johnson Space Center. Join the Aerospace Human Exploration and Spaceflight (HESF) team in providing the skills and experience necessary to assist the LTV Project Office in shaping the future of Artemis space exploration.

    This is a hybrid position located at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Support the LTV Project Office at NASA Johnson Space Center, which is responsible for the definition, development, and implementation of the LTV in support of the Artemis architecture.
    • Provide subject matter expertise to the LTV Project Office, including coordination of project activities, meetings, and tasks.
    • Support the assessment of engineering design concepts and architectures.
    • Communicate effectively and be able to summarize and present analysis findings to both Aerospace and NASA Senior Staff.
    • Support system level trade studies, concept of operations definition, and requirements definition and verification.
    • Provide technical input to Moon-to-Mars and Artemis architecture teams, working groups, TIMs, and the EHP.
    • Coordinate CR evaluations, disseminate change information, consolidate evaluations, and submit final evaluation.
    • Occasional travel may be necessary.
    • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    This position is available as a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer

    What You Need to be Successful

    Project Engineer

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or science
    • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
    • Experience in integrating hardware systems
    • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
    • Ability to work in various SE&I functions in a quick-paced environment
    • Innovation, creativity, and initiative

    Senior Project Engineer

    Minimum Requirements:
    • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
    • Same experience as above

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Initiative and critical thinking skills
    • Experience performing or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA
    • Experience with the NASA program life cycle and system engineering processes

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    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, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .