Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer Principal-Electrical Power Systems in Boulder, Colorado
Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top 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 at https://jobs.ball.com/aerospace/ or connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ball-aerospace , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ballaerospace/ , Twitter at https://twitter.com/BallAerospace or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ballaerospace/ .
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.
Engineer Principal – Electrical Power Systems
This position is for a highly-experienced spacecraft power system engineer who can lead a team through the design phase, perform analysis, support the production phase, support the test phase and lead the operation phase for a spacecraft power subsystem.
What You’ll Do:
•Develop power systems architectures (power generation, power storage and power distribution and control), requirements, power system concepts and power simulations.
•Be a team member for a spacecraft bus or space vehicle.
•Analyze power system sizing and performance.
•Lead hardware development teams, and mentor more junior personnel.
•Support integration and test, and launch and operations.
•Strategic planning, technology development and new business activities.
•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 degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 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.
•Minimum of 8 years direct experience in spacecraft Electrical Power Subsystem Engineering or Electrical Power Test or Electrical Power Spacecraft Operations.
•A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity.
•A strong technical foundation – people who flourish behave like owners
•Detailed knowledge relating to the following is highly desired: Lithium Ion batteries, solar arrays, power control, power conversion/regulation, power distribution, charge control methods, high voltage (>100V), direct energy transfer architectures, regulated power system architectures and power fault protection.
•Experience with power simulation tools is highly desirable (e.g., PSPICE, SABER, MATLAB, MMPAT).
•Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware.
•Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.
•Effectiveness in small team work environment with broad responsibilities, minimal oversight and ability to mentor junior team members.
•Capable of performing solar array, battery, power conversion/distribution sizing and performance analysis.
•Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
•May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
•May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
•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.
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans