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Electrical System Design Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: Bonita
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting career opportunity for an Electrical System Design Engineer working in our Unmanned Aircraft Systems group.


  • Develops innovative but practical solutions for advanced technical systems, including electrical power systems, vehicle management/flight control systems, payload subsystems, etc..
  • Develops system architecture drawings, analyzes system architectures, understands electrical circuits and their operation at the system level, manages aircraft power budgets, evaluates equipment for compliance to GA-ASI requirements, etc.
  • Provides technical coordination between internal functional disciplines and of vendors.
  • Presents report(s) at engineering meetings, develops presentations, and participates in and sometimes leads program reviews.
  • Directs the activities of designers and technicians, and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.
  • Provides focal point for technical communication within the Company and may represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Addresses technical issues requiring novel and creative approaches drawing on engineering concepts.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practicesWe 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 bachelor s degree, master s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelor s degree or two or more years of experience with a master s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
    • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
    • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience with FAA Regulations, NATO Standards, Military Specifications, and other aerospace industry standards is desired.
    • All applicants must be current US Citizens for this position and must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.
    • Experience with aircraft electrical systems is desired.
    • Familiarity with GA-ASI products is desired.
    • Able to work extended hours as required.
    • Aircraft pilot experience is desired but not required.
    • Able to travel to flight test facilities in Southern California, Arizona, and other locations as required.

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , Electrical System Design Engineer, Other , Bonita, California

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