Advanced HVAC Project Engineer
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- The incumbent will be tasked with the physical build-out of air conditioning, dehumidification, CO2 removal equipment and related equipment for our human habitat design
- Systems will be repackaged to tight specification within a human rated space vehicle
- This position places a premium on hands on fabrication and testing skills relevant to unique air handing, filtration and temperature/humidity control hardware
- Real world operation, maintenance and fabrication skills will be used daily and will be critical for your success (not a paper design job)
- You will learn new skills while leading a fabrication and aerospace packaging effort for several microgravity compatible human habitation facility hardware instillations
- The system is a space life support system for a large habitat module, and thus by definition is a hybrid between an aerospace (cabin) air handling systems and a facilities (large scale long-term habitation) air handling systems, with properties unique from both. So you must operate outside existing designs categories comfortably, while maintaining the highest level of professional work
- You will be working for the Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLSS) branch of Bigelow Aerospace and be interfacing with other disciplines (Systems Engineering, , Mechanical Engineering, Avionics, Machining, and others) and other system area leads (water, crew systems, other)
- Minimum five years’ experience in a similar role
- Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering discipline
- Hands-on hardware build-out and testing experience for first of kind advanced HVAC applications
- Aircraft and/or life critical advanced industrial environmental controls experience is strongly preferred
- High purity air filtration application experience, particularly using commercially available hardware is a must
- Air balance basics and ability to apply to small scale/high value hardware a must
- Knowledge of desiccant and/or air contaminant removal adsorbent beds strongly preferred
- Knowledge of catalytic contaminant destruction equipment a plus (but not required)
- Previous experience and interest is space life support system development a plus (but not required)
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999. Our headquarters are located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our mission is to provide affordable destinations serving many diverse uses and customers, whether those destinations are located in low Earth orbit, deep space or on a foreign body.
In 2006 and 2007, we successfully launched and deployed Genesis I and II. On April 8, 2016 we launched the BEAM, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, on contract with NASA to the International Space Station. The BEAM is a technology demonstrator to promote the viability of expandable habitat technology.