02 Jan
Electrical Power Engineer
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Systems and Operations Assurance Department is the source of expertise for Operations and Facilities Engineering providing an array of technical capabilities that support our customers in assuring the availability, readiness, and success of ground assets and services required to meet the needs of the space enterprise.We have a current need for motivated electrical power engineers to join our high-performing team in solving some of today's hardest problems and help evolve our capabilities in meeting the technical challenges of tomorrow. The position requires experience with the design, development, and operations of electrical power infrastructure, particularly in the areas of power generation, transmission, distribution, protection, controls, grounding, and lightning protection systems.RESPONSIBILITIES We expect the candidate to:

  • Provide technical expertise in identifying innovative technologies and operational enhancements to improve design, safety, resiliency/reliability and cost efficiency
  • Develop and implement advanced analytical techniques to evaluate facility systems and optimize overall electrical systems performance
  • Employ a rigorous and methodical approach to problem solving and root cause determination
  • Deliver independent, data-driven technical recommendations to management and customers through effective verbal and written communication
  • Develop/evaluate design criteria, concept design packages, support construction and commissioning operations; and develop test plans, interface control documents and test procedures
  • Travel to customer and/or government facilities while representing the company and department in a professional manner
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED [Engineering Specialist}:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited school
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in design and operation of facility electrical/power systems and controls, preferably in an Architect-Engineer (A&E) firm or utility company
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate
  • Knowledge of current building codes and regulations (e.g., NFPA, IBC, UFCs)
  • Proficiency with power distribution systems modeling and analysis tools such as SKM PowerTools®, eTAP®, EasyPower®
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD® and/or analogous computer-aided drafting programs
  • Ability to work independently and on teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with developing project requirements and performing electrical calculations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS [Senior Engineering Specialist]:
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in design and operation of facility electrical/power systems and controls, preferably in an Architect-Engineer (A&E) firm or utility company
  • Professional engineer (PE) license
  • Project management experience and ability to lead project teams
  • Experience leading/mentoring junior staff
  • Project cost estimation experience
PREFERRED [Engineering Specialist / Senior Engineering Specialist]
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • Professional engineer (PE) license
  • Experience with high power/utility infrastructure engineering
  • Experience with high density data center design and operations
  • Experience with launch base infrastructure and facilities
  • Familiar with facility/infrastructure control and supervisory systems (e.g., SCADA, DCS)
  • Familiar with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and control systems communications
Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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