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Chief Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

The health, safety and well-being of our employees and candidates is a top priority. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent.

As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If you are contacted to move forward, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used throughout the recruitment process.

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 environment.

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%

Success Profile What makes a successful Chief Engineer at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

Analytical

Inventive

Team Player

Creative

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 customers worldwide.

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 problems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads development and delivery of strategic technologies solutions.

Interfaces with customers and technical leads to define ConOps.

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 performance.

Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.

Responsible for the technical execution of R&D engineering projects.

Negotiate with team members to generate ideas and clarify specifications.

Keeps comprehensive notes/records, provides formal documentation following established processes and makes technical presentations, as required.

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 maintained.

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 education.

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 milestones.

Prior Maritime experience in the some or all of the following areas is highly desired: Submarine/UUV hydrostatic design considerations

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, etc)

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 required.

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 are required.

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 development).”

“We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates.”

“Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions.” – Scott, Laser Scientist

“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence 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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General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more click here . U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.

We endeavor to make the online job application process accessible to any and all users. If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please contact (858) 455-4545, or click here . This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications.

If you experience issues with the career site or would like to provide feedback, contact us at: GA-Careers@ga.com

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