Staff Consultant - Spacecraft Lead
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security
clearance is required.
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The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational
talent and technical leadership that enables the successful
delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our
customers missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are
committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong
Staff Consultant Spacecraft Lead
This leadership position is for an experienced system engineer who
can lead a spacecraft team from inception through development, test
and delivery. The bus lead will have responsibility for the overall
spacecraft design and architecture - Be the technical go to person
for a spacecraft.
What youll do:
Develop and manage the spacecraft bus technical baseline develop
solutions that meet our customer needs and requirements.
You will be working with subsystem leads, providing direction and
prioritization of tasks and reviewing their design analysis
Support preparation and presentation of major design and readiness
reviews - convey to our customers that our craft will do what they
Responsible for generating engineering documents including
specifications, environmental design requirements, support to
subsystem procurement specifications and statements of work, and
test plan development own the technical baseline.
Communicate spacecraft status and risk posture to the program
Lead and guide spacecraft bus vehicle level trades and analysis
balance technical performance, cost and risk.
Execute to cost and schedule baseline for system engineering
activity and capable of performing responsibilities of the cost
account manager (CAM) for system engineering.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the
department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units
and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to
maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary.
What youll need:
BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is
required plus 16 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Masters 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
Proven success as a technical team lead (10 years required) with
experience in all phases of execution of a space hardware program
for NASA and/or restricted customers.
I&T, Mission Operations, Fault Management, or Subsystem
Working knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems sufficient to lead
requirements allocation, design trades and performance
Architect/Design to cost, and new business experience is highly
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively lead group
discussions, ability to set priorities and delegate as required to
Experience in multidisciplinary team work environment with small
team leadership responsibilities.
A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a
highly collaborative environment.
Superb verbal, written and presentation skills are required.
Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) is highly
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or
clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of
protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible
non-Ball locations may be required.
This position is eligible for a Hiring Incentive of a minimum of
$15,000 for external hires only.
Current Clearance Required:
Verification that your current security clearance or government
customer access meets the requirement for this position will be
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $159,000 - $200,500 (Salary to be
determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and
abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click to
US CITIZENSHIPIS REQUIRED
Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected
veteran status, or disability status.
Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver
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