SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT ENGINEER
The Starship Engineering team is looking for an individual to design, build, and operate a water and wastewater treatment system for the Starship development site in Brownsville, TX. This site is a self-sustaining facility with production, test, and launch operations as well as living quarters and entertainment amenities for the Starship team members. This is the gateway to Mars!
Design, build, and commission water and wastewater treatment system for Boca Chica site
Coordinate with launch site leadership to prioritize immediate needs and longer-term development
Work with spaceport team to fulfill a wide range of water needs, including irrigation, bathrooms, housing, and kitchens
Work with launch team to fulfill water leads for testing and launching Starship
Development of design criteria, perform engineering and analysis, and specify and procure equipment for the design of a site-wide water and wastewater system - including desalination systems.
Support of construction projects with internal and external labor
Work closely with facility teams to ensure system design is well-understood and easy to operate long term
Work with automation and controls team to monitor, control, and automate the system
Establish chemical treatment and evaluation process
Task and project management
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in mechanical, chemical, civil, environmental or aerospace engineering
5+ years of experience delivering wastewater, water, and water resource solutions for a municipality or resort
Demonstrated expertise designing and operating systems from conception through full operation
CAD capability for 3D modeling (e.g. NX, SolidWorks)
Experience operating and troubleshooting control systems required for remote and automated operations
Demonstrated ability to lead a team of talented and driven engineers
Licensed professional engineer (PE) is desired
Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills
Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail
Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
Willing to travel to our launch sites in support of build out activities and launches; travel requirement is up to 15%
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