Weapons Project Engineer

General Atomics San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 6 days ago

Job ID#: 23016BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Title: Weapons Project Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer. This position supports the Weapons Systems Project Engineering Team.


  • Perform System Engineering activities for Weapons Integration on Unmanned Aircraft (UA) programs.

  • Develop Interface Control Documents, Software Requirement Specifications, Performance Specifications, presentations and review test plans/procedures.

  • Perform system analysis, generate requirements, and develop system designs.

  • Support the development of test plans and manage the integration, verification and validation of weapons through flight test.

  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.

  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.

  • Coordinate and interface with customers, contractors, and engineering groups assigned to projects.

  • Develop program plans, estimates, and schedules.

  • Development and presentation of technical material for review.

  • Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems.

  • Provide support for proposals/white papers.

  • Represent company at technical reviews, meetings and system level integrations.

  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience with Tactical Data Link (TDL) or Net Enabled Weapon (NEW) architecture and design and/or operations is desired.

  • Experience with weapon mission planning and weaponeering is desired.

  • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.

  • Must be a US citizen.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Desired

Clearance Level Secret

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