Project Chief Engineer on Hybrid Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST) at Armstrong Flight Research Center and is the senior technical adviser to the program or mission directorate on all aspects of flight systems design and flight experiment integration. Including defining operational requirements, researching, developing, performing analysis, integrating, and evaluating aerospace and aeronautical flight systems, vehicles, and payloads as a part of the development of flight systems.
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Exercises technical leadership in a flight systems specialty, outstanding creativity, and exceptional scientific and engineering judgment to prove or disprove the feasibility of ideas and devices.
Provides final expert opinion on the design of flight systems projects characterized by constantly, and sometimes greatly, changing physical environment or other similar variables and unknowns affecting planning and design criteria and critical problems with respect to costs and economics.
Provides authoritative technical decisions, advice, and consultation on variables/unknowns affecting planning, integration, coordination, and critical management problems with respect to safety, technical reliability, and cost. Responsible for managing the systems engineering process of the project.
Analyzes, coordinates, and integrates a number of elements. Serves as expert technical management consultant and adviser to subordinate activities in areas such as research and technology development and commercialization activities.
Directs and/or manages engineering and integration efforts for projects aeronautical flight systems, vehicles, and/or payloads, including design and operational requirements definition, hardware and/or software development, testing, verification, safety, integration, certification and operations. Manages technical aspects including risk management of the project/program. Manages multi-disciplinary teams in the design, development, integration, test, evaluation, operation, and long-term maintenance of flight vehicle and/or payload hardware, software, and associated systems.
Oversees and directs the development and design of aerospace and aeronautical flight technology, equipment, or systems that result in advancement in the state-of-the-art of broad technologies.
Develops or directs the development of innovative and/or novel concepts, processes, and techniques. Monitors program, project, or study progress. Evaluates in-house and contractor proposals for flight systems and provides technical management and direction of contracts.
Serves as expert aerospace engineering consultant in the planning, monitoring, and administration of projects of national significance, characterized by constantly, and sometimes greatly changing physical environment, critical problems, or other similar variables and unknowns. Provides overall technical insight into the development and management of policies, procedures, and operational schedules necessary for new systems and functions in areas such as flight systems, instrumentation, or aerostuctures. Performs pre-project planning duties, such as concept development, master integration planning, and programming design for projects, taking into account feasibility, costs, and economics.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
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Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
This is a drug-testing designated position
Position subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
Occasional travel may be required
You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site.
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Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 12 level. Examples of specialized experience are:
Technical leadership of a project during the integration, validation, and ground testing of an aerospace system for a flight test or flight research project. Technical leadership of a project during ground or flight operations of a research aircraft. Developing system requirements, technical leadership during the systems engineering activities (MCR, SRR, PDR, CDR, V&V), planning test activities, developing test plans and test procedures, participating in system safety review boards, membership in a configuration control board, and technical leadership in the airworthiness process (Flight Readiness Review, Airworthiness, and Flight Safety Review Board, Tech brief).
All resumes will be evaluated for the following competencies: Mission Analysis & Planning, Electrical Design & Development Engineering, Electrical Integration Engineering, Instrumentation Systems, Systems Integration Engineering, Risk Management, Technical Work & Team Management
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.
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