• Systems Project Engineer I

    Ball Corporation / Ball AerospaceBoulder, CO 80305

    Job #1267124523

  • A current, active Secret security clearance is required

    Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

    We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site (~~~/) or connect with us on LinkedIn (~~~) , Facebook (~~~/) , Twitter (~~~) or Instagram (~~~/) .

    The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.

    Systems Project Engineer I

    This position will report to the Manager of Tactical Solutions Systems and Test Engineering. This position has responsibility for leading project engineering tasks associated with the development of tactical solutions flight systems and sub systems.

    What You'll Do:

    • Support various conceptual and hardware development efforts with a focus on cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

    • Manage technical and programmatic priorities in relation to customer technical and programmatic priorities.

    • Technical responsibilities may include requirement allocation, interface definition, performance analysis, and risk mitigation from concept through delivery of tactical systems and sub systems.

    • Generate cost estimates and track performance (earned value).

    • Develop detailed development schedules and manage team activities to meet hardware delivery milestones.

    • Interact with other functional disciplines in an integrated program team (IPT) environment.

    • Post design sustaining engineering may be required.

    • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

    • Perform other duties as necessary.

    What You'll Need:

    • BS in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.

    • Each higher-level degree, i.e. master's degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

    • Secret clearance required

    • Good presentation skills and communication skills a must, as well as demonstrated leadership and team building skills.

    • Must be able to prepare and present technical information in front of large groups.

    • Experience with budget, schedule and planning for performance and environmental testing is required.

    • Provide technical and cost guidance to new business pursuits and proposals.

    • Must work well in a fast paced, team environment.

    • Must be able to support and mentor a small to large team of technicians and junior engineers.

    • Ability to document analysis results and write reports.

    • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to interface with technicians, peers, senior-level engineers, business development, and management.

    • Ability to contribute to the success of small teams through excellent teamwork.

    Working Conditions:

    • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

    • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

    Current Clearance Required:

    Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

    Relocation for this position is available.

    Compensation & Benefits

    • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $126,500 - $159,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

    • This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click here (~~~) to learn more.


    Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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