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General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to
change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA
delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet
growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work
on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree,
master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical
discipline from an accredited institution and progressive
engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and
aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of
engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and
integration before getting to the final stages of customer
interface and project management.
Job Level: Senior (8+ years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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Date posted 08/12/2020 Job ID 29593BR Company General Atomics
Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Chief Engineer City
San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary
Job Summary General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS)
Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture
of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation
systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and
integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems
and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, process and
monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial
We have an exciting opportunity for a Naval Architect/Chief
Engineer in our Land and MaritimeSystems Engineering group. This
position directly supports EMS business units in the development of
innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads development and delivery of
strategic technologies solutions.
Interfaces with customers and technical leads to define
Leads the development of system architecture.
Manages and executes Risk Management Plan.
Provides technical leadership and resolves technical conflicts
to ensure system performance.
Support the development of test plans and manage the
integration, verification, validation process to ensure technical
Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements,
difficult coordination requirements, and special material
Responsible for the technical execution of R&D engineering
Negotiate with team members to generate ideas and clarify
Keeps comprehensive notes/records, provides formal documentation
following established processes and makes technical presentations,
Provide support for proposals, and interface with customers.
Provide technical leadership on product design, development and
improvement projects in concert with Program Management.
Present engineering work products in periodic reviews to senior
staff and customers.
Ensures compliance, reporting, and safety standards are
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of
individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome
all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications Typically requires a bachelors degree,
masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical
discipline from an accredited institution and progressive
engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of
experience with a bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience
with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May
substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of
Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of
engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the
ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate
technical direction and workloads to meet established deadlines or
Prior Maritime experience in the some or all of the following
areas is highly desired: Submarine/UUV hydrostatic design
Tanks and structures
Hull, mechanical and electrical design/engineering
Design for shock and vibration
Knowledge of materials and material challenges in seawater
applications (stress corrosion, crevice corrosion, galvanic
corrosion, cathodic protection, impressed current protection,
Systems design, optimization and integration
Stealth (acoustic and non-acoustic)
Sound damping and isolation technology applications
Knowledge of SUBSAFE, Level1 and Re-Entry controls
Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is
Must have experience in leading the technical direction and
communicating technical information to peers and to customers.
Have a desire to work in a fast-paced testing environment.
Must be able to work extended hours and travel as needed.
Good computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
communication skills (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills
Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are
required enabling an effective interface with customers and other
departments and/or professionals; capable of representing the
organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing
leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes
Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret “The company is
growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my
area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology
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been motivated by the tough questions.” – Scott, Laser
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Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several
millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the
company of all these decisions which significantly impact
production, sustainment and new designs.”
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