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Join Lockheed Martin’s Navigation Systems team in developing the next generation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation and delivering precision navigation and timing to the world.
Learn more about GPS III.
Lockheed Martin is looking for a forward-thinking Space Vehicle (SV) Certified Principal Engineer (CPE) to join the GPS-III program. The SV CPE is the technical advocate for the satellite throughout its life cycle, from requirements definition through mission operations. The CPE verifies that the satellite complies with both the Command Media and program technical requirements, and resists inappropriate compromise and risk, checks programmatic decisions, and balances technical performance, cost, schedule, and risk, while ensuring mission success.
As a SV CPE, you will:
- Oversee all GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) performance and integration activities (including support of all satellite testing) culminating in final certification of the satellite for Launch
- Oversee Element Level and below CPEs for hardware, software, and databases to assure compliance with the spacecraft level technical baseline
- Lead Space Vehicle level Material Review Board (MRB) and Failure Review Board (FRB) investigations
- Chair Element Level and below Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to provide root cause determination and corrective action
- Participate in development and execution of critical development program milestone reviews such as SRR, SDR, PDR and CDRs for technology insertions
- Effectively communicate to program and customer management
- Minimum BS degree in Engineering, physics or equivalent.
- 10+ years experience (8+ years with MS) in satellite design, integration, test and/or operations.
- Experience in spacecraft integration and expertise in multiple spacecraft subsystems.
- Demonstrated success in technical leadership role.
- Familiarity with systems engineering and mission assurance fundamentals necessary for delivering highest reliability space systems.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex design information, technical decisions and issues to both highly technical and non-technical reviewers.
- Demonstrated leadership in driving technical issues/challenges to closure.
- U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain a final DoD Secret security clearance.
- Willingness to travel for subcontractor oversight and launch campaigns.
- The ability to achieve LM CPE and EMRB certification.
- Prior experience as spacecraft or subsystem/component CPE
- Experience in electrical and mechanical design and integration
- Experience with RF satellite payloads. Experience with integration of flight software and databases
- A firm understanding and demonstrated experience applying Lockheed Martin and industry engineering and systems engineering processes and principles to develop and deliver high reliability, high cost, nationally critical satellite systems
- The ability to create/modify system design artifacts per the requirements baseline
- Experience with A2100-based satellite programs and Air Force SMC customers
- Extensive technical understanding of the assigned product
- Willingness to accept responsibility, to be held accountable for the assigned product, and to exercise authority; including stopping production, test, or a launch in order to ensure mission success
- Strong problem solving, decision making (related to cost, schedule, technical and risk), and closure skills (dedication to close open items/issues) to ensure mission success.
- Good facilitator and able to lead in resolution of issues. Excellent interpersonal, communication, coordination, and team-building skills.
- Willingness to accept 24/7 availability commitment with Delegate and CPE hierarchy support as required
Lockheed Martin 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.
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