Bigelow Aerospace | ECLSS Fluid System Integration

ECLSS Fluid System Integration

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Oversee rapidly developing spacecraft fluid systems (i.e. plumbing networks) for water (drinking and system supply), wastewater, and waste gases for ECLSS in the B330 spacecraft
  • This job will be equal parts designer (SolidWorks) and project manager for spacecraft subsystems and their integration plumbing.
  • Work directly/closely with junior engineering talent to show proper application of real world flight standards (FAA, DOD, and/or NASA standards interpretation experience helpful)
  • Rapidly model and document plumbing modifications on a one of its kind spacecraft, and then translate this to design plumbing layouts, structural-integration documents, schematics and solid models
  • Minimum of five (5) years of industrial work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or closely related field
  • Versatile and aggressive aerospace mechanical engineer capable of transitioning ECLSS projects from the operational proof of concept prototype phases to flight qualification fabrication and testing
  • Experience in aircraft flight system plumbing, fluid system and fluid line rigging (structural support) design and modeling
  • Oxygen, hazardous gas, and hazardous liquid plumbing design understanding (rocket propulsion or other high hazard fluid system design experience highly desired)
  • Strong materials and/or hardware knowledge in aerospace valves, pumps, motors, actuators, sensors and related hardware for flight rated systems
  • Commercial aircraft sanitary plumbing familiarity
  • FAA documentation experience a strong plus
  • Experience with Solid Works and other engineering software tools
  • Vendor/Subcontractor interface skills (hardware vendor selection, bidding, and QA/acceptance inspection)

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.

Company Overview
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.


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