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Project Engineer II - Mission Assurance

Boulder, CO · Architecture/Engineering
About the Company: 
Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, our client pioneers discoveries that enable their customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. 

They create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.

Position Overview: 
Perform the project engineering and management required to execute the Mission Assurance (MA) baseline.  Responsible for identifying risks and threats to a successful mission for programs.  In this capacity, will support the planning, delegating and the delivery of all MA-related artifacts on the program.  These analyses ensure that the design has sufficient performance margins, failure-recovery capabilities, resiliency, and high pedigree upon test-completion, such that mission success is achieved 

  • Prime responsibility is to support assigned program(s) to be planned and executed to meet Mission Assurance (MA) requirements using standard processes. This is accomplished via execution of program-unique Mission Assurance plan(s) through each of the assigned MA functional disciplines.
  • Responsible for receiving (e.g. customer contract, MAR, TOR), clarifying, negotiating, decomposing, allocating (via subcontract SOWs, SMAS and support to EDTS) and ultimately verifying compliance to all assurance-related contractual customer requirements on a program, through delegation to a team of Systems Assurance subject matter experts.
  • Responsible for supporting the planning, developing and delivering all MA-related CDRLs or SDRLs per the SOW and contract on the program.
  • Supports project decisions regarding Quality Assurance from project initiation through final delivery.
  • Supports identifying, evaluating, and reporting all risks to the “mission” (current and residual) on the program, including those that result from failures and deviations, to the prescribed risk threshold.
  • Must be capable of planning and establishing derived requirements with or without customer specifications for successful Mission Assurance efforts and tasks on space programs containing electronic, electrical, optical, software, and mechanical subsystems.

The Day-to-Day: 
  • Providing effective Mission Assurance discipline expert oversight and direction.
  • Active participation in design, production/test readiness, and other reviews and audits with the ability to make risk-informed decisions for Mission and Quality Assurance.
  • Taking a lead role in the identification, mitigation, and communication of Mission Assurance drivers and risk.
  • Formally present information and communicate effectively with Program Management, Executive Leadership and Customers.
  • Providing leadership for Failure Review Board activities.
  • Maintaining a collaborative and informational-based relationship with customer counterparts. 
  • Foster trusted advisor relationships with Program Management, other program team leads, and on-site customers as required.
  • Developing and maintaining metrics to measure levels of task activity progress and product quality.
  • Efforts will involve scheduling, budgeting, and milestone monitoring as well as reviewing technical reports to assure technical and contractual compliance.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.   Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.  

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience. 
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material.
  • A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance.  *US Citizenship is Required.  By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • 401(k) performance sharing match and Company match
  • Company Funded Pension plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Education benefits
  • Employee stock purchase plan & company match
  • Relocation assistance provided for qualifying positions & candidate
  • Bonus Referral Program
  • Matching gift program for donations
  • And more…
April A. Estes
ProEnlist, LLC
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