Lunar Crew Module Displays, Controls, Utilization, and Mockups Engineering Operations Lead, Lunar Transportation


We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, technicians, and specialists, you will report to the Displays, Controls, Utilization, and Mockups IPT Manager and directly support integrated product team execution. The project management and technical integration products developed support the MK2 lander vehicle in its mission to safely deliver unprecedented crew to surface capabilities.  This position will support all aspects of integrated product team management to include accountability and oversight of cost, schedule, technical design, risk management, and organization management.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and attention towards safe and reliable spaceflight.

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Responsible for leading engineering operations activities and project management for the Displays, Controls, Utilization, and Mockups IPT
  • Communicate and support execution of the vision, strategic goals, priorities, execution requirements, and performance across the IPT as delegated by the IPT Manager
  • Support day-to-day coordination, integration, and execution for the planning, development, implementation, and closeout of all IPT milestones, products, and deliverables
  • Apply expertise in project management, technical product maturation, and organization development to ensure the most expeditious and cost-effective implementation approach and solutions for the IPT
  • Develop and maintain IPT technical, cost, and schedule baselines
  • Prepare for and execute IPT reviews
  • Support the IPT Manager to recruit, hire, manage, and mentor a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team including support in managing demand signals
  • Develop robust plans meeting deliverables and manage to the key operating metrics - including technical, cost, schedule, and risk
  • Support creation of product roadmaps, including development and incorporation of technologies to meet program milestones including future derivatives
  • Monitor technical progress, requirements, budget, schedule, deliverables, and risks as well as review recommendations for change with IPT Manager
  • Communicate progress to leadership team via program management reviews weekly/monthly, finance reviews, long term forecasting business plan, and project deep dives
  • Maintain strong relationships with supporting teams in coordinating people and resources
  • Utilize good engineering and business judgement to ensure the most efficient and effective product is designed, manufactured, procured, tested, qualified, and delivered


  • Minimum BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering field
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in relevant areas of engineering operations or project management
  • 4+ years of industry technical experience involving system formulation, research, and development, and/or operations applied to spacecraft or aircraft systems and environments
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


  • MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering or Scientific field
  • PMP or equivalent project management certification
  • Understanding of existing spacecraft crew systems hardware and operations
  • Experience with space hardware procurement and supplier management
  • Experience with project and program management tools
  • Experience with flight hardware development and qualification
  • Experience with design/build/test project methodology
  • Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management and Cost Account Management such as EVM

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.

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $84,150-$123,420

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $91,800-$134,640

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $91,800-$134,640

Other site ranges may differ

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

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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, Seattle, WA - Huntsville, AL - Denver, CO - Space Coast, FL - Los Angeles, CA - Reston, VA
Posted 4 months ago
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