Bigelow Aerospace | Softgoods Engineering Manager

Softgoods Engineering Manager

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Participation in the complete system integration of softgoods to metallic’s based on structure requirements.
  • Ownership throughout the entire lifecycle of the softgoods and mechanical hardware designs, from concept to design & development to build to post-launch support
  • Design of high reliability and/or long-lifetime softgoods and spacecraft hardware
  • Develop and maintain critical path logic utilizing Microsoft Project across engineering, procurement, fabrication and assembly in support of engineering designs and processes
  • Vendor selection and evaluation in reference to design, manufacturing, and end product delivery
  • Evaluating 3rd Party Vendor components including generating specifications, reviewing designs
  • Developing documentation including analysis summaries, technical engineering notes, subsystem and device requirements, and participating in overall spacecraft architecture design
  • 7-10 years experience managing a team of Mechanical, Structural, and Design Engineers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred
  • Experience with thermal or structural analysis
  • Knowledge of ANSYI 14.5 on mechanical drawings
  • Proven senior mechanical design experience
  • Experience in Space Mechanisms and related structures
  • Experience in MLI, MMOD and TPS along with other textile structures is preferred
  • 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
  • Advance knowledge in SolidWorks or compatible CADD programs
  • 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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