16-SOL-0714 - Project Engineer, Solar Panel Array
o Posted: July 13, 2016
o Albuquerque, NM, United States
SolAero Technologies Corp. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly –efficient radiation-hard solar cells, Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CIC), and solar panels for space power applications. Since 2001, SolAero solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to 130 successful space missions with zero on-orbit failures. The Company’s proven manufacturing capability, technology leadership and unsurpassed reliability makes SolAero the supplier of choice for demanding space programs.
The Project Engineer, Solar Panel Array provides technical leadership and coordination to meet Solar Panel and Solar Array program objectives, ensure requirements, and realize system concepts throughout execution of the project plan. This position serves as the main liaison between program management and technical experts both internally and externally (customer facing) to define an executable project to satisfy program needs. Review current design and manufacturing processes to determine limitations to meeting program requirements, assess alternative approaches where needed, and determines the most accurate, feasible, and economical solutions with stakeholders. Examine engineering project execution needs across all engineering departments and ensure the technical scope is appropriately defined for program needs. Prepare presentations and diagrams in relationship to technical requests or problem analysis and coordinate recommended solutions with end users, program management, and other stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
● In partnership with the Program Manager, serve as the primary technical interface with the customer:
o Provide engineering documents to/from the customer.
o Provide program related manufacturing/testing/schedule requirements and information from the customer to the panel engineering support group.
o Be responsible for program compliance to customer specifications.
o Prepare (with assistance from the panel engineering support group) all technical input for customer meetings.
o Prepare (with assistance from the panel engineering support group) program deliverable technical reports.
o Manage to closure all customer-related action items.
● In partnership with Program Manager, oversee and coordinate all program-related engineering work:
o Host the engineering kick-off meeting.
o Oversee design of program deliverables and support hardware.
o Own the engineering portion of program huddles.
o Ensure all program-related engineering tasks are on-schedule.
o Interface with production team and manufacturing engineering as required to resolve program-related manufacturing issues.
o Manage to closure all engineering-related action items.
o Review all program-related engineering documents.
o Provide instruction for special operations.
o Review all program-related Engineering Change Requests.
● Consult on proposal technical input.
● BS degree in engineering, material science, physics, or applied physics.
● 5 years of experience in product-related engineering
● Leadership experience in a project engineering role.
● Proficient in all MS Office applications
● Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.
● Must be able to motivate team members from many different groups to accomplish project goals in a timely manner.
● Must have strong interpersonal skills.
● Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
● Must work well in a multi-tasking environment.
● Experience with power systems design for spacecraft and spacecraft environments.
● Spacecraft Systems Engineering related degree is desired.
● Experience in space-related manufacturing.
● Experience using AutoCAD (DWG viewer) or SolidWorks 2012 (e-drawings) or newer
*MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN OR GREENCARD HOLDER*
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Concentration & Commitment
Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help