Manager of Launch Engineering at Relativity Space
At Relativity, we are revolutionizing the way rockets are being built; creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace technology, Relativity’s platform vertically integrates intelligent robotics and 3D autonomous manufacturing technology to build the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket.
The Launch team at Relativity Space builds up our Launch Operations programs at both of our Launch Sites, Vandenberg AFB, and Cape Canaveral Florida. This team leads the strategy and logistics to make launch a reality, as well as manages the Health and Safety teams. As we near our goal of launching in fall 2021, our launch team ensures that our launch pads are well equipped. Overall, this team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1, among many other firsts!
Additionally, Relativity seeks a highly talented and experienced Manager of Launch Engineering to join our rapidly growing team and help us achieve our goal of launching a 3D printed rocket. This position will provide outstanding leadership over Relativity’s Launch Engineering team, a multi-disciplinary team, including Launch Fluids and Launch Mechanical. As a member of the Launch Team, you will have opportunity to utilize your multi-disciplinary knowledge, experience and creativity to develop and drive solutions for the Launch Site and for test and launch operations.
As Manager of Launch Engineering at Relativity, you will be at the forefront of creating a world class launch site. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects and managed teams while collaborating effectively with other key groups.
What you'll do:
- Lead the company’s team of Launch Mechanical and Launch Fluids Engineers to drive the design, build, and activation of Launch GSE
- Launch Mechanical: GSE hardware that interfaces directly with the launch vehicle, such as the Transporter-Erector and hold-down and release systems, integration tooling, and custom lifting and transport hardware.
- Launch Fluids: Propellant farm design and analysis of fluid systems, supporting build, implementation and activation at the launch sites.
- Collaboration with various departments and teams to drive to best possible solutions with regards to functionality, speed of execution and costs.
- Work with the Launch Site based teams to drive pad build, site activation, and operations.
- Participate in design reviews, providing experience and knowledge.
- Develop, own, and maintain design-build project schedules and program budgeting.
What you'll need to know:
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science or other engineering discipline.
- 7+ years experience in a fully cycle design engineering role with a Fluids and Mechanical background.
- Experience with projects scoping, budgeting, scheduling from both a day-to-day perspective as well as overall project management.
- Experience with CAD (NX, Creo / ProE, Solidworks) including modeling and design documentation (drawings + specifications).
- Experience with GSE system assemblies, fabrication, load testing and operations.
- Experience working with AFSPCMAN 91-710.
- Experience working with engineering standards (ASTM, ASME, NASA, DoD, NFPA, API, and SAE).
- Experience working with DoD, USAF and NASA.
- Fluids & Mechanical analysis abilities.
- Ability to create and read P&ID’s.
- Ability to create and read engineering / manufacturing drawings.
- Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
- High organization skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Recognize and act on opportunities; maintain flexibility to adjust as requirements shift and constraints change.
- Comfortable with high-volume workload and self-driven prioritization.
Nice to haves but not required:
- 10+ years experience and an advanced degree in engineering, research, construction, operations or project management.
- Extensive experience with NX & Teamcenter.
- Experience with FEMAP and ANSYS.
- Extensive analytical abilities for compressible and incompressible flow.
- Experience with Launch GSE.
- Cryogenic Experience.
- Experience working with state and/or federal government agencies.
Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual Learning & Development stipend and more!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.