Bigelow Aerospace | Senior Mechanical Engineer/Structural Designer

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Structural Designer

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Design components and/or systems based on a set of requirements and constraints, and oversee the project from concept to production
  • Work directly with Systems Engineering to gather and understand the project design requirements
  • Design mechanical / structural systems and products based on set given and derived requirements
  • Perform related analysis (simple FEA) and classical hand calculations to optimize design of product
  • Modify designs based on cost and manufacturing capabilities
  • Work with structural analysis to verify capabilities of structure before fabrication
  • Holds design reviews and presentations among peers to gain design feedback
  • Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods and factures; testing finished- product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests
  • Prepares manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5M standards using GD&T for manufacturability and repeatability
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing and assembly issues
  • Record notes, design changes, and test results on ENBs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent engineering field
  • 15-20 years of Mechanical Design/Structural Engineering experience in industries such as aerospace, aviation, heavy machinery
  • Experience with PDM/PLM software
  • Knowledge of ANSI Y14.5M drawing standards
  • Experience with SolidWorks or similar CAD software program and GD&T
  • Experience working on a spacecraft program is a plus
  • Self-starter who is flexible and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently

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 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Our company’s mission is to provide affordable, human-rated space structures for destinations in low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond to meet the needs of a diverse array of customers.

Since 2006, we have successfully launched and deployed three expandable space structures, to include a human-rated module attached to the International Space Station. Presently, we are working on the research, design, and development of our next generation of human-rated expandable habitats, the B330 spacecraft. We are also currently partnered with NASA to assist with developing commercial and deep space habitation concepts as part of their NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) Habitation Systems program.


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