👷 Sr. Mechanical Engineering Manager

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Maxar is currently seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineering Manager to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. In this role, you lead a team of mechanical engineers and computer-aided design (CAD) engineers responsible for the design, analysis, and qualification of spacecraft electronic and RF components

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining performance, training, and career path development activities for assigned personnel

  • Leading the recruiting, interviewing and hiring processes for the organization

  • Ensure processes, models, and templates are developed and maintained for staffing, costing, and schedule definition for unit development and maintenance

  • Ensure standards for key product development processes are defined for engineering, design, analysis and testing.  Ensure these standard processes are uniformly adhered to and followed.

  • Train engineers in product design heritage, methodology, and test philosophies

  • Ensure all component hardware challenges are resolved in a timely, cost effective and technically acceptable manner to meet performance and mission assurance standards and objectives.

  • Ensure designs include a balanced approach to optimize performance, assembly, integration, and unit-level test.

  • Ensure technical risks and opportunities are identified, appropriate risk mitigation plans and action plans are put in place, and risks are retired to meet programmatic timelines.

  • Works effectively with internal, and when necessary external, customers to understand product needs.

  • Ensure processes and practices are defined consistent with the organization being a ‘learning organization’.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field.

  • 15+ years of engineering experience. A Master's degree may count for 2 years experience.

  • Experience managing or leading teams

  • 6+ years of development (design, build, manufacture, test, launch, or operations) experience in one or more spacecraft mission components or subsystems, or equivalent

  • Demonstrated ability to delegate while remaining accountable for outcomes

  • Adapt fluidly to new information, changing constraints, new requirements, and personnel assignments

  • Working familiarity with applicable aerospace industry standards and best practices (Mil, NASA, ESA, AIAA, ASME, etc.)

  • Working familiarity of trade study processes that optimize technical performance, mass, power, thermal, cost, schedule, and risks to meet product need

  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, key suppliers and team members in both oral and written form

  • Effective presentation skills

  • Willingness to travel on occasion as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace experience

  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, key suppliers and team members in both oral and written form

  • Effective presentation skills

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



United States, Palo Alto, CA

Posted 2 months ago

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