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Project Engineering Manager - Engines

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.In this role, you will be the functional manager for a matrixed project engineering team that supports a portfolio of propulsion development programs serving multiple customers. This team is instrumental in establishing, implementing and improving engineering integration and project management processes, standard methodologies and tools to drive commonality and consistency across our various engines programs. The team you spearhead works at the intersection of program management, engineering, coordinated supply chain and quality organizations, improving team efficiency and coordination, and ensuring that the right people are working together to tackle problems and deliver results on time. Ultimately, you will be key to encouraging a system-of-systems perspective and culture and integrating project engineering methodology throughout the life cycle of engine development, production, certification, and operations.You will work with the Engines Design Office (see various locations), and your team to establish technical and project management standards, share best practices and lessons learned across Blue Engines and the company, and continuously improve the tools and expertise of our amazing team. As part of a diverse and hardworking team, you will be responsible for the employee lifecycle including performance management and career development, training, allocating engineering resources to across programs and driving project engineering uniformity and approaches across each of our Engine Programs. You must enjoy solving communication and organizational problems, earning trust and improving the overall performance of all teams involved.We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and highly organized to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Coach and mentor the team of dedicated Project Engineers by giving them actionable feedback, setting clear goals, and coordinating project work with other teams and managers
  • Own the methodology and strategy for Project Engineering best practices with the objective of driving consistency and uniformity across Engine programs
  • Work with product management to develop roadmaps and project plans for enhancing existing services and developing new services that the team owns
  • Drive and cultivate strategic partnerships and relationships with relevant teams across Blue Origin
  • Recruit, develop, and inspire Project Engineers in support of the Program Managers of each Engines System/Sub-System
  • Create and lead short term to long term goals and objectives for the team
  • Lead by example, care for the team, and establish credibility with the quality of the team's technical executionQualifications:
    • 8+ years of Systems or Project Engineering experience, including sophisticated system development projects within the Aerospace, automotive or similar safety critical industry.
    • 4+ years of demonstrated experience leading direct-reporting team members or indirect/matrixed program team members
    • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
    • Technical expertise within one of the following areas: Combustion Devices, Valves, Turbomachinery, Avionics and Engine/Assembly Test
    • Knowledge and strong fundamentals in project management approaches and techniques
    • Experience leading and managing small teams on fast-paced projects with little direction and under minimal supervision
    • Building trusting, strategic and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results
    • Risk management, configuration management, requirements development, and verification planning
    • Earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Desired:
      • Master's Degree (M.S.) or higher in aerospace, systems engineering, business or a related field
      • Technical expertise with liquid rocket engines and test facilities
      • Experience developing aerospace products from concept phase through new product introductionDon't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation range for on site CO applicants: Technical Project Manager II is $82,500 - $121,000Technical Project Manager Sr is $130,200 - $190,960Manager - Program/Project Management is $115,500 - $169,400Technical Project Manager III is $107,250 - $157,300Compensation range for on site WA applicants: Technical Project Manager II is $90,000 - $132,000Technical Project Manager Sr is $141,600 - $207,680Manager - Program/Project Management is $126,000 - $184,800Technical Project Manager III is $117,000 - $171,600Compensation range for on site CA applicants: Technical Project Manager II is $90,000 - $132,000Technical Project Manager Sr is $141,600 - $207,680Manager - Program/Project Management is $126,000 - $184,800Technical Project Manager III is $117,000 - $171,600Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Project Engineering Manager - Engines, Executive , Merritt Island, Florida

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