Project Engineer (Propulsion) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech's Air Force and Space Division is recruiting highly talented candidates to support a contract that provides cradle to grave support to the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Systems Enterprise Directorates National Security Space Launch (NSSL) (formerly Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)) program.

We assist the Air Force by supporting a multitude of areas, including Systems Engineering & Integration, Acquisition & Program Management Support, Mission Integration Management, System Safety & Environmental Engineering, Systems Security & Information Assurance, Launch Schedule and Risk Management, Certification of New Entrant Launch Vehicles.

ManTech is actively seeking a motivated, customer-oriented Project Engineer, Propulsion in the areas of propulsion/engines systems, subsystems, and components to join our team in the El Segundo, CA area.


  • Provide systems and technical engineering support to the Air Force space launch program.
  • Participate in system, sub-system and component design reviews (SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, SVR), test and manufacturing readiness reviews; develop and present reports summarizing assessments and results. Collect and track to closure all actions resulting from reviews; Requests for Information and Review Item Discrepancies.
  • Coordinate approval of reports and generate system-level risks from these design reviews.
  • Participate in technical Working Group and Technical Interchange Meetings. Coordinate with team members to establish meeting agendas and publish meeting minutes.
  • Assess and evaluate item test plans against applicable standards.
  • Evaluate and track system, sub-system, and component issues, risks, and configuration changes.
  • Coordinate, plan, and support in Chief Engineering Review Boards (ChERB) or other technical reviews as required.
  • Applying knowledge of item design, qualification test results, and manufacturing, to evaluate the suitability and risk of the resulting item.
  • Work with manufacturing and quality engineers to assess and evaluate manufacturing plans against applicable standards.
  • Consolidate and coordinate reports, data products, and notes from multiple team members into a single formal report on a routine basis.
  • Assist AF customer create briefing packages suitable for senior management.
  • Review the New Entrant process changes to determine impact to process stability.
  • Interface with multiple team and government organizations - coordinate multi-agency reports and studies to apply to current Air Force efforts.


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of ten to twelve years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of solid rocket propulsion systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with government and commercial industry standards applicable to launch vehicles.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Word, PowerPoint and Project tools.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in Systems Engineering concepts, and launch or satellite systems is highly desired.
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong team player.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.


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