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Principal Mechanical Engr

Job Description:

This Principal Mechanical Engineer or IPTL (Integrated Product Team Lead) position is for a space EO sensor architect. The position requires in depth knowledge of space EO sensors from the pre-proposal phase through conceptual design, preliminary and critical design, build, test and delivery. The engineer in this position will be leading a cross-functional engineering and analysis team from a strong technical background involving material selection, optical layout, thermal management, precision mechanical mounting and motion, and structural optimization while balancing cost and schedule constraints. The engineer is responsible for understanding design requirements, coordinating the EO sensor design, preparing design reviews, and presenting engineering to Raytheon, customer management, and consultants.

The IPTL is responsible for preparing large sections of program technical reviews such as the SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, MRR, CTI, and CTS presentations and will be the EO sensor technical lead on new business pursuits and proposals. These are typically large volumes of technical information that must be prepared and presented to internal line management, technical staff, program management, and customer reviewers and their consultants. New concepts must be "sold" to these highly-experienced individuals including well thought out plans for any potential technical issues.

Position is with the EO Sensor Design department in El Segundo, California.

Job Related Activities:

  • Lead and own the design, documentation, and implementation of OPIR mechanical hardware.
  • Actively work with Space Systems Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Customers to develop and manage objectives and requirements for related pursuits and projects.
  • Create and lead a Space Systems Mechanical Engineering Team to successfully design and document solutions to meet ACT program objectives and requirements.
  • Lead the management of subcontractors required for the development of OPIR-related equipment.
  • Lead the management of platform modifications required for the implementation of OPIR equipment and related subsystems.
  • Comply with Export/Import (EX/IM) regulations and policies and support Jurisdiction Classification Assessments (JCAs) as needed.
  • Ensure the consistent application of engineering best practice and that all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon's IPDS processes.

Required Skills:
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in Space EO sensor design
  • Hands on experience in Electro-optical sensor design, build and test
  • Hands on experience with CAD software, especially Creo
  • Hands on experience with Geometric Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Project leadership experience
  • Strong customer presentation skills
  • Maintain positive customer and supplier relationship
  • Must be able to obtain a SSBI security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance on start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Optical Design & Analysis software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Prior experience in DoD or Aerospace
  • Already possess a SSBI security clearance

Required Education:
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related EO discipline

Desired Education:
  • Advanced degree in EO related field

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Security Clearance:
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El Segundo, California
United States
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