At Blue Origin, our goal is to expand the boundaries of civilization and establish the foundation for increased access to space.  We are committed to building the road to space so that our children can build the future. 

The best kept secret in space exploration is the impact of marine assets and the use of one of earths most abundant resources, it’s oceans.  The maritime industry has been paramount in the exploration of space since its early development.  Hardware and manned capsules have landed in the ocean with marine crews recovering hardware and astronauts since the early days of human spaceflight.  As the commercial space industry expands and iterates on reusability to lower the cost of access to space, the importance of marine assets and the crews that operate those assets has never been more paramount.  At Blue Origin, we are building a world class team that pushes the boundaries vessel development and delivers the simplest and best solutions to some of humanity’s most difficult problems.  If you have the ambition, drive, determination, and skillset to change the world, we are looking to give you the platform to do so.

As part of a dedicated team, committed to push the boundaries of launch and recovery, you will support the development and build of marine assets to support at-sea space hardware recovery.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and reliable marine operations.  You will be responsible for the oversight and execution of development of Blue Origins fleet of marine assets.  You will be involved in requirements development, technical trade study support, risk management and build execution and management in addition to verification planning and testing.  In this role you will be one of the Blue Origin interfaces with external vendors to include shipyards and marine component suppliers.  You will also interface with the American Bureau of Shipping and the United States Coast Guard as well as Blue Origin internal management and customers.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, experience and commitment to quality and execution to positively impact safe human spaceflight and leave their mark on the history of the world.


  • Experience with new vessel construction
  • Experience with standard shipyard construction practices
  • Experience working with the United States Coast Guard and local OCMIs
  • Experience working with American Bureau of Shipping Surveyors
  • Ability to read and assess blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings to complete operations within the best practices of the OEM and maximize the performance lifetime of all systems and equipment.
  • Experience developing drawings and specifications to define requirements for vessel repairs and modifications
  • Experience performing work in compliance with CFRs, United States Coast Guard Standards, American Bureau of Shipping Guidelines, and other applicable standards for marine applications
  • Experience with FAT testing marine electrical systems and automation
  • Experience managing build schedules and providing status reports to senior level management
  • Experience leading schedule mitigation efforts during project execution
  • Minimum of a BS degree in Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Equivalent
  • Strong Project Management, budget management and team leadership skills
  • Experience in sub-contract management of suppliers including request for proposal, specification, and statement of work
  • Minimum of 5 years or relevant experience as a port engineer or in new vessel construction
  • Strong safety mindset and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a positive working culture
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national or U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card Holder)


  • System Safety analysis experience including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Functional Hazard Analysis
  • Experience with failure investigations
  • Experience supporting proposal evaluations
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, manufacturing fabrication and assembly processes, and quality control


  • Ability to relocate to Cape Canaveral Florida with 50-70% job related travel
  • International travel required

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Discretionary bonus programs

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Blue Origin
United States, Space Coast, FL
Posted 8 months ago
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