Bigelow Aerospace | Mechanical Engineering Department Manager

Mechanical Engineering Department Manager

Responsibilities Qualifications

  • Successfully integrate the technological problem-solving of engineering designs of the B330 spacecraft for Low Earth Orbit
  • Participate in the complete system integration of space hardware
  • Ownership throughout the entire lifecycle of the mechanical hardware designs, from concept to design & development to build to post-launch support
  • Design of high reliability and/or long-lifetime hardware
  • Develop and maintain critical path logic utilizing Microsoft Project across engineering, procurement, machine shop and assembly departments, in support of a team of Mechanical Engineers
  • Develop documentation including analysis summaries, technical engineering notes, subsystem and device requirements, and participate in overall spacecraft architecture design
  • 7-10 years experience managing a team of Mechanical Engineers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with thermal or structural analysis
  • Knowledge of ANSYI 14.5 on mechanical drawings
  • Proven senior mechanical design experience
  • Experience in Space Mechanisms such as Space Vehicle Docking Adapters, Solar Array Deployment Mechanisms, Extendable Booms, etc.
  • Experience performing related analyses including FEA and classical hand calculations
  • Experience using Microsoft Project on large complex projects across multiple departments to support the Mechanical Engineering department
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred
  • Experience in SolidWorks
  • 10-15 years in spacecraft design is a plus

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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