Chief Engineer

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Irvine, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 02, 2019
Job ID


Location: United States - California – Irvine

This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the design, analysis, and development of competitive fuel distribution and Aerial Refueling system solutions that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Essential Functions:

Ensures that technical, regulatory and commercial requirements are properly understood and that design implementations meet these requirements

Oversees the configuration and analysis of aircraft Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling products

Assists Site Product Engineering Manager on both strategic and tactical initiatives

Supports the definition and execution of the Product and Technology roadmaps related to Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling products.

Communicates and coordinates with customer, program management, and government agencies technical representatives in determining program needs, and the analysis and resolution of specialized engineering problems.

Chairs Non-Advocate Reviews, Design reviews, and Technical Meetings.

Mentors less experienced project and design engineers including the Product and Design engineering teams at EIEC/EIIC

Leads and/or supports proposal technical activities for distribution and Aerial Refueling equipment.

Ensures adherence to Aerospace Engineering Common Standards (ACES) for product development of Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling equipment.

Represents Aerospace at technical conferences, University relations and technical literature publications.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.

Minimum 15 years in progressive experience in the aerospace industry with responsibility or design and development of aircraft fuel systems and components such as engine and airframe pumps and valves.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred Qualifications (Not required to be qualified for the job)

Master’s degree in Engineering and/or Registered Professional Engineer from an accredited institution

Experience and knowledge of aerospace industry, military specifications and products

Position Criteria

Strong Leadership skills

Strong Problem solving skills

Communication skills– both verbal and written, especially in area of interfacing with teams

Organizational and planning skills

Knowledge of the aerospace product development process

A balance between strategic thinking/planning skills as well as decisiveness/achieving results.

Ability to assess solutions to complex technical issues

Strong leadership in promoting change to an integrated process environment; demonstrated ability in development of processes.