The Boeing Defense, Space and Security, In-Space Vehicles
is seeking a Senior Structure and Payload Design Engineer
(Level 5) to join our Space Structures Engineering
Team. Our engineering team will
support the structural and payload system
requirements for our commercial and government
satellites. Collectively, we engage our customers and
teammates to deliver superior payload design solutions coupled with
flawless detail and assembly engineering that reaffirms Boeing's
resounding leadership. C andidate will be a part of a
high-performing team who are excited to redefine
satellite architecture and produce the future of communications
satellites in the great city of El Segundo, CA.
The Space Structures team provides engineering support
on a variety of In-Space Vehicles products.
This position offers the opportunity to be hands-on with
primary structures system design for satellite product lines,
including platform structures, payload structures, and antenna
structures. Ideal candidate should have a background
in structure and payload designs in space
This is not a union represented position.
Defines mechanical, structural, environmental design and
integration requirements for the S/C and its constituent assemblies
and components including both flight and non-flight (GSE)
Leads team to define the spacecraft drawing/model tree and
assignment, general arrangement drawing/model, and all Interface
Control Dwg/Models including but not limited to Moving Mechanical
Defines and maintains drawing/modeling requirements, standards
Designs standards required for design-analysis integrated
Supports and approves of manufacturing and integration plan,
Digital Mock-Up (DMU) and Virtual Manufacturing (VM) simulation
Defines mechanical design trade space and closure criteria.
Leads, supports, and approves design reviews, test plans and
procedures, critical planning procedures for space structures.
Defines and executes on CCCP (Critical Clearance Control Plan)
including definition and verification of CCCL (Critical Clearance
Control List activities
Assists in creating plans, schedules, and procedures for tests
of structural components and systems. Supports testing (e.g.
environmental simulations, functional and qualification tests).
Assists in evaluating test data to validate components and systems
against design requirements and objectives.
Leads design team to develop, maintain and modify
structures/payload system and component designs, using 3-D Computer
Aided Design tools (Creo-Parametric, NASTRAN/PATRAN), Geometric
Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T – ASME Y14.5M) standards
and/or other design methods, to drive product definition with other
engineering groups throughout the product lifecycle.
Performs design studies to obtain a structure configuration that
packages to given requirements, either stated or derived, while
considering such items as envelope constraints, deployed vs. stowed
configurations, and field of views.
Works with other engineering organizations to gather
requirements needed to drive the design to completion for
non-recurring projects as Responsible Engineering Authority.
This includes solving issues along the value stream while in
production through spacecraft integration and test.
Assists with investigation of emerging technologies to develop
concepts for future product designs to meet projected
Assists in supporting proposal preparation and new business
development efforts in order to grow the business. Tasks include:
work statement estimates (e.g., cost, schedule, task breakdown) and
marketing support. Adheres to all bid and proposal policies and
This position requires the ability post-start to obtain
U.S. Security Clearance post start, for which the U.S. Government
requires U.S. Citizenship.
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience):
10 years or more of experience working with aerospace
10 years or more of experience working with computer aided
design (CAD) tools.
5 years or more of experience working with cross functioning
teams on design requirements.
5 years or more of experience using excellent verbal and written
communication skills to communicate with leaders and colleagues in
an engineering environment.
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills and Experience):
Degree in mechanical, or aerospace engineering from an ABET
Active U.S. Top Secret Clearance with an SSBI (Single Scope
Background Investigation) is preferred.
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced
technical education from an accredited course of study in
engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
(e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work
experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and
experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12
years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is
the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.
Basic relocation is available for internal candidates.
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants
and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine,
opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as
outlined in our policies.