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Senior Flight Test Engineer

Company: AEVEX Aerospace
Location: Poway
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Essential Functions: Provide flight test engineering support for the MQ-9 and Predator B variants development test, designing top-level development test programs Provide advisory, review, or draft documentation for development of test plans and safety packages generated by the USAF, prime weapon system Contractor, and associated Contractors by attending test planning working groups and test interface meetings Provide advisory assistance to the Government in support of any UAS incidents that require Safety and Accident Investigations Perform all facets of flight testing, from initial planning and operations through execution, data collection, reduction and analysis, report writing and recommendations to ensure on-time completion Provide project officer leadership required to plan and execute developed test or operate as project engineer or flight test engineer as required Provide advisory assistance to facilitate problem-solving and provide recommendations for Government consideration geared to optimize any "Course of Action" managing personnel and equipment to ensure all flight tests are accomplished and are on time Interface with the various test organizations to support test and safety plan approvals, communicate program office priorities and work daily scheduling issues Interface with the prime Contractor and subcontractors to support the prioritization and scheduling of test item modifications, maintenance and flight test requirements. Review and identify potential issues relating to modification packages for air vehicles, ground control stations, and other support equipment Develop briefings and reports as required to update program leadership on progress Work with the System Program Office to obtain required air worthiness assessment, risk analysis, and military flight release Assess and/or evaluate both subjective and objective data acquired through test execution Assist the Government in planning/executing system configurations and troubleshoot those configurations to support required sorties Facilitate the scheduling of unique test resources (e.g., range, weapons, etc.) and flight test activities Review proposals for validity and identify potential discrepancies relating to flight test requirements Support the program and the other PMs by providing test advice, recommending priorities, performing resource planning, and identifying constraints, and recommending inputs into deficiency identification and correction actions Perform other related duties as assigned Qualification: Required Master's degree in engineering and 12 years of experience in the respective technical / professional discipline being performed, five years of which must be in the DoD OR, Bachelor's degree in engineering, and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five (5) of which must be in the DoD OR, 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, eight (8) of which must be in the DoD. Possesses the advanced knowledge, experience, and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field Must possess test and evaluation experience in an aerospace program Must be proficient in the MS Office productivity suite of software Preferred Prefer experience with USAF UAS flight test ABET accredited degree program preferred AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits. About AEVEX Aerospace AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Keywords: AEVEX Aerospace, Poway , Senior Flight Test Engineer, Engineering , Poway, California

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