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Project Engineer Senior - Ground Systems

Company: Ball Corporation
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Secret security clearance is required.
Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We 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.
At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond. -
For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .
The Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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 execution.
Project Engineer Senior - Ground Systems
The Engineering Capabilities Unit at Ball Aerospace is looking to expand our team with a self-starting leader to perform software project engineering across a range of space and tactical missions. This position consists of managing cost and schedule responsibilities for software development activities, integrating with a multi-disciplinary team, leveraging a strong technical background, and contributing to proposal and strategic planning at the organizational level.
What You'll Do:

  • Lead and manage ground systems development efforts and teams.
  • Set the strategy for program optimal organization for the ground systems development.
  • Provide management of principal staff on Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and Ground System Engineer (GSE) Leads.
  • Support proposal development for remote sensing end to end solutions.
  • Track program performance.
  • Establish customer needs and develop them into Business/Technical Requirements, establishing scope budget and schedule parameters to execute projects.
  • Manage ground system development and subcontracts for software and hardware integration.
  • Face-to-face interaction with customers and contractors to respond to requests for information, support to technical meetings, technical interchanges and enterprise working groups.
  • Develop contracts and support plans for Spacecraft Engineers and Online Operations Engineers
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary. What You'll 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., 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.
    • A current, active Secret security clearance is required.
    • Advanced degree preferred.
    • Experience in technology management and systems development.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of ground systems for spacecraft operations.
    • Demonstrated subcontract management of large, complex aerospace systems to include cost-plus type contractual vehicles.
    • Significant Cost Account Manager (CAM) experience on full Earned Value Management (EVMS) compliant contracts.
    • Demonstrated successful system engineering of ground systems development efforts including meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.
    • Proven track record in management of design & development tasks as an integrated product team lead or Chief Engineer leading cross functional teams.
    • Resource and Cost management: Management of IPT resources and costs, and subsequent performance reporting of each area.
    • Expert in using tools and metrics to manage development activity, including EVMS and IMS.
    • Expert in Schedule and Risk management.
    • Experience with Software Development Plans and Software Standards.
    • Experience in mission management, flight dynamics, or command & control domains.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly come up to speed on technical and management efforts currently underway.
    • Knowledge of related disciplines in software engineering, hardware engineering, integration, test engineering, quality engineering, configuration/data management.
    • Experience in developing specifications, design and analysis, documentation, and presentations.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, presentation skills, and an ability to lead group discussions. Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
      Working Conditions:
      • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
      • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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. Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.
        Relocation for this position is available.
        Compensation & Benefits:
        • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $168,000 - $211,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
        • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.
          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: Denver

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