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Senior Principal Electrical Engineer

Gilbert, AZ
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: TL20180605-45495

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Serve as a professional authority in an engineering discipline or specialty area. Collaborate in preliminary and advanced design studies and prepare portions of engineering proposals. Conceive and develop solutions to design and test problems/failures that program(s) experience. Aid in establishing system's philosophy and design objectives. Write portions of complex specifications and engineering reports as a result of advance studies, special engineering investigations, and design criteria for general applications. May lead subsystem design team within project to include technical, cost and schedule responsibility.

May also oversee system supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Job Knowledge/Technical Skills - Master of company electrical engineering technical standards. Provides input/Maintains these to include all lessons learned.

    Extensive technical expertise and expert knowledge of other related disciplines.

    Determines direction of and assignments for review as well as leads, prepares and presents electrical engineering materials during Requirements and Design Reviews and other formal program reviews.

  2. Problem Solving/Innovation - Uses independent advanced knowledge and ideas to guide the development and implementation of technical solutions to highly complex problems for large projects.

    Applies advanced engineering principles to develop new designs for large or complex projects.

  3. Liaison - Consistently takes the lead in involving other employees and in promoting a spirit of mutual support.

    Encourages others? participation and success; helps keep team on track.

    Anticipates internal and external customer needs and finds innovative ways to provide for those needs.

    Disciplined with escalation when required

    Ability to effectively delineate appropriate technical position and willingness to stand alone in defending it while at same time evaluating opposing views for applicability.

  4. Requirements Derivation/ Test Development - Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution.

    Analyze project requirements and develop detailed

    planning, conceptual designs, and risk analysis.

    Leads and directs the testing and/or evaluation/validation of complete subsystem analytical models or actual subsystem implementation. Knows how to troubleshoot system behavior.

  5. Risk and Uncertainty Quantification - Perform risk analysis on design, analyses, and planned activities.

    Apply principles of uncertainty quantification to owned program, product, and planned activity.

  6. Analysis and Design - Demonstrates and applies technical expertise in several aspects of electrical engineering.

    Serves as a subject matter expert in a specialty area, or acts as a program team lead.

    Analyze and interpret trade study results and provide recommendations for component or system level designs.

    Leads the creation of and manages changes to electrical component or system designs or analytical models under self direction using established guidelines.

  7. Peer Review/Oversight - Provides formal peer review of complex engineering subsystem designs or analyses.
  8. Business Development -Prepares subsystem technical proposal.
  9. Involvement in national or international engineering association.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 10 years or Masters in Engineering & 7 years or PhD in Engineering & 5 years.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space