Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Requisition ID: 19023336

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Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Clearance Type: Ability to obtain a Secret clearance

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Start your future with a new mission, join Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector! Northrop Grumman is seeking an Electrical Engineer to support our Flight Test organization, located in Baltimore, MD.

The Electrical Engineer performs technical planning, electrical systems design, electrical systems interface definition, electrical system integration, electrical system verification and validation test support, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Systems are typically radar systems.

The Electrical Engineer roles and responsibilities include:

  • •Work with a skilled team of experienced former military test pilots, system software and hardware experts, and other flight test professionals integrating and testing advanced electronic systems on board highly modified experimental aircraft
  • •Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • •Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation
  • •Occasionally (15-20% of time) operate out of customer locations (typically military test centers; domestically only, no overseas travel anticipated)
  • •Participate in systems test involving monitoring and operating systems while aircraft is involved in a flight test
  • •Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to lead working groups and technical interchange meetings
  • •Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited direction within the scope of an assignment and use independent judgment in determining methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria

The chosen candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast paced, fluid environment and adapt to frequently changing needs of programs and customers on a weekly or daily basis.

This job may be filled as an Engineer or a Principal Engineer based on the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • •Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering, or other related STEM degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM area with 0 years of relevant experience
  • •Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • •Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • •The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • •Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering, or other related STEM degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM area with 3 years of relevant experience
  • •Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • •Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • •The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • •Knowledge of aircraft systems - primarily avionics, electrical power, and cooling
  • •Some experience with avionic systems development and testing
  • •MS Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering
  • •Knowledge/familiarity with MIL-SPECs and FAA Requirements: MIL-STD-704, MIL W 5088 and 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25
  • •Previous experience following an avionics system from conceptual design, manufacturing, development, integration and test, through production
  • •Current Secret clearance or higher

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Test Pilot/Specialist - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Test Pilot/Specialist

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA

The engineering Test Pilot/Specialist is an essential member of the Flight Test Facility team and is responsible for conducting mission safety & test planning and operating highly modified manned and unmanned aircraft for the purpose of Research and Development.

The Test Pilot primary duties include:

  • Directly responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flights they are assigned.
  • Work effectively with small teams to engage with the engineering customer and ensure a smooth aircraft integration process.
  • Coordinate with the engineering customer to understand project scope, build schedules, write test plans (including flight profiles and test cards), analyze flight test risk, manage logistics, and coordinate airspace.
  • Actively contribute in technical information and test planning meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Safety Review Boards, First Flight Readiness Review Boards, preflight briefings and debriefings.
  • Communicate to engineering project personnel the results of test flights (ground and/or flight) including recommendations and lessons learned.
  • Observe company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), FAA rules and regulations, and proper use of safety and risk mitigation methods.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, DOD and foreign regulations as well as company policies and procedures specified in the company flights operations manual.            
  • Investigate, review, and comply with military range operating procedures.
  • Conduct other day-to-day administrative responsibilities required in the flight operations department (i.e. flight safety, training, record keeping, navigation tools/database maintenance, process development, etc). 
  • As the most visible Flight Test Facility representative to the Laboratory, must act with tact and decorum while ensuring efficient and safe flight operations.

Qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of flight test procedures with 5 years of flight test experience
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with MEL privileges and at least Commercial SEL privileges
  • Current FAA Medical Certificate (First or Second Class)
  • Military Pilot experience is strongly preferred
  • Jet aircraft experience with type ratings desired
  • Experience in DeHavilland Twin Otter, Falcon 20, Gulfstream II/IV and single-engine Cessna desirable
  • Minimum of 2500 hours, including 1000 hours of turbine, at which at least 500 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent highly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals, departments and organizations
  • Ability and willingness to work with irregular hours and work days
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Familiarity with FAA Certification processes and procedures are a plus
  • Familiarity with UAS systems is also desired
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

To Apply:

For a full position description and to apply, please visit https://careers.ll.mit.edu and search using requisition # 26452

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Two Job Openings – Joint Base Langley Eustis, Cruz Associates Inc.

C-27J Spartan Integration Support – Joint Base Langley Eustis

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a C-27J Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of a myriad of cockpit and avionics systems upgrades on C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply through the Careers page by completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the modernization and cockpit upgrade program for USASOAC’s C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of the component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturer, Government airworthiness authorities, and other C-27J Users.

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provides technical, analytical, and program management support for the C-27J aircraft programs.
  • Establishes and tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for the cockpit integration effort.
  • Develops concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents. 

  • Interprets, refines and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assists in all technical reviews associated with cockpit integration efforts.
  • Independently estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline; or equivalent experience in a related technical or aviation- related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment).

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Avionics specialty would be a desired specialty area.

Experience on the C-27J or C-130J highly desired.


Future Vertical Lift Integration Support – Joint Base Langley Eustis

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of USASOAC’s FVL aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply through the Careers page by completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the integration of Special Operations Aviation requirements into both the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA).  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Government airworthiness authorities, and various military users.

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provide technical, analytical, and program management support for FVL aircraft programs.
  • Establish and track metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for associated programs.
  • Develop concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents. 

  • Interpret, refine and integrate user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assist in all technical reviews associated with equipment down select and integration efforts.
  • Independently estimate and evaluate cost and schedule and monitor vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identify potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment).

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Engineering Test Pilot experience
  • Tilt rotor aircraft experience
  • Experience integrating aircraft into airborne or mobile ad hoc networks

Test Pilot - Airbus Mobile, AL

Airbus
Test Pilot - Mobile, AL

Position summary:

The Test Pilot, as Captain or F/O, is responsible for the conduct of all test flights associated with the production and acceptance of the aircraft.

The Test Pilot works closely with the Lead-Flight Test Engineers and Ground Test Engineers (L- FTE and GTE) to accomplish, safely and efficiently, all necessary flight and ground tests associated with the production and delivery of aircraft.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Please contact Captain Mark McCULLINS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Airspace System Inspection Pilot - FAA

The FAA Flight Program is hiring multiple Airspace System Inspection Pilots.
For further information and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537394900    

Test Pilot - Battlespace, Inc.

Flight Test Pilot

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

TITLE: Test Pilot / CONUS position / MUST HAVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE

REPORTS TO: Program Manager  

WORK EXPERIENCE: 

Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School (TPS) or have achieved SETP member status with at least 10 years of flight test experience (required).

Last flight as pilot in command within the previous 12 months (required).

MQ-9 MCE and/or LR experience (preferred).

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics) or Master’s Degree (any Engineering field) with a minimum GPA of 3.0; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot license with instrument rating (required).  

REQUIREMENTS: Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate, US Citizen, Current Top Secret Security Clearance (required) 

Travel: May be required to travel to other sites to perform duties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Position Summary: Responsible for coordination of customer flight test support requirements and aircraft operation to ensure flight safety and success. Applies extensive knowledge and experience of flight test operations to provide test planning, training and evaluation, pre-flight planning, flight briefings, post-flight briefings, and post-flight test analysis and reports. Knowledgeable of aviation flight operations as well as instructional procedures and techniques. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Test and evaluate capabilities of new equipment and propriety of new procedures. 

Conduct test (Acceptance Test and Developmental Test) and normal operations in accordance
with established test cards, published flight manuals, checklists, technical orders, instructions and other approved manuals as provided by the manufacturer.  

Test Planning: Review test plans, test cards, and other documentation for ground and flight
test events and provide feedback to Flight Test Engineer (FTE) as required. 

Attend and participate in Test Plan Working Groups (TPWGs), Technical Interchange
Meetings (TIMs), Test Kickoff Meetings, Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), Safety Review Boards (SRBs), and Technical Review Boards (TRBs). 

Support FTE in execution of test projects with elevated risk (greater than Low). 

Pre-flight Planning: Coordinate customer flight support requirements and develop valid
mission plans to include map analysis for mission route selection including terrain evaluation; communications planning; compliance with customer, FAA, ICAO, and host nation regulations; developing and filing flight plans; weather evaluation; fuel requirements, mission risk assessment; crew assignments; pre-flight briefing and safety of flight evaluation.

Perform pre-flight and in-flight mission planning activities in accordance with unified combatant command and theater rules of engagement. Must understand tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for friendly and enemy Air Order Battle (AOB) assets. 

Conduct all phases of safe ground and flight operations, including pre-flight, ground
checks, launch, normal flight, emergency flight, recovery, and post-flight. 

Participate in post-flight debriefing to determine mission accomplishments and potential procedural development. 

Submit T.O. change requests and Deficiency Reports (DR) identified during ground and flight test operations. 

Operate mission planning ancillary equipment to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems.  

Receive, interpret, extract, and disseminate relevant ATO, Airspace Control Order (ACO) and SPINs information.  

Obtain and maintain professional certifications required to pilot/operate aircraft to include appropriate difference training and qualification on new aircraft.

Accurately track and accomplish currency requirements, annual evaluations/training events, go/no-go Flight Crew Information File items, and safety briefings. 

Conduct initial, qualification, upgrade and continuation training for mission crew members.  

Perform training, planning, standardization and evaluation, and other staff duty functions.  

Perform staff assistance visits to subordinate units.  

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Equal Employment and Opportunity Statement: Battlespace, Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Managers and supervisors are required to ensure policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job related criteria. In addition, personnel policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities, as well as social and recreational programs are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis prohibited by law. 

To apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e65ca632-83f4-4abc-953d-43b0629119f0&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US