Senior Launch Engineer, Fluid Systems at Relativity Space
Team and Role Overview
Relativity is seeking a highly talented Senior Launch Engineer to join our growing team, based at our launch site in Cape Canaveral, FL. This role will play an integral part in designing, building and operating the launch site. As a Senior Launch Engineer, you will be responsible for some of Relativity’s critical launch infrastructure and GSE projects. This role is part of Relativity’s Launch and Infrastructure team, which oversees launch site design & build, launch operations, and new infrastructure projects. This role will report directly to the Director of Launch.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives
At Relativity, we are redefining the way rockets are designed, built and flown. Starting with our proprietary and cutting-edge 3D printing technology, we aim to simplify and automate the manufacturing of rockets. This revolutionary approach enables us to make launch vehicles faster and more cost efficiently, allowing us to offer cost-efficient and short lead-time launch services to customers.As a Senior Launch Engineer, you will have a major role in the development, build, and operation of launch GSE fluid systems and supporting infrastructure at Relativity’s launch site(s). Systems include liquid oxygen, liquid natural gas, gaseous helium, liquid and gaseous nitrogen, hydraulics, water, and environmental control systems.
As Senior Launch Engineer, you will be at the forefront of creating a world class orbital launch site. In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups. Pressure around timelines, cost, and quality unleash the best in you, while finding creative ways to optimize across trade-offs. This role requires the highest attention to detail, while be able to abstract from day-to-day challenges while ensuring alignment on high-level objectives. Excellent judgement and analytical skills is a must, as well as a high degree of professional ethics and integrity. You bring curiosity for our unique technology and our production processes and are eager to develop a next generation launch site.
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (mechanical, chemical, aerospace, or equivalent)
- Minimum 7 years of experience in the launch industry working with fluid systems
- Experience Working with DOD, USAF, and NASA
- Experience working with AFSPCMAN 91-710
- Experience with various standards (ASTM, ASME, NASA, DoD, NFPA, API, and SAE)
- Fluid analysis abilities (hand-calcs)
- Low-Pressure and High-Pressure fluid system experience
- Experience with CAD (NX, Creo, Solidworks)
- Ability to create and read P&IDs
- Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
- High organizational skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to perform and manage technically complex projects using independent judgment and personal initiative
- Recognize and act on opportunities; maintain flexibility to adjust as requirements shift of constraints change
Preferred Skills and Competencies
- 10+ years’ experience with advanced degree
- Extensive experience with Creo
- Experience with ANSYS and piping analysis software (such as Caesar)
- Extensive analytical abilities for compressible and incompressible flow
- Experience with Launch GSE Operations
- Cryogenic Experience
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
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.