Lead Project Engineer

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
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Lead Project Engineer

 

Caltech

 

Job Category:

Fulltime Regular

 

Exempt Overtime Eligible:

Exempt

 

Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based

 

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

 

Job Summary

 

The Project Engineer will be in charge of the design and construction of the most advanced imaging radio telescope in the world. The Project Engineer is responsible for the technical definition and documentation of DSA-2000 systems. They will coordinate technical documents for all subsystems of the project, verify interface requirements between sub-systems and maintain documentation of the overall architecture of the project. They will track technical risk, critical path issues and specification changes for the project, coordinating closely with the project manager and PI team. They will manage technical information for procurements, tracking delivery times and delays with the project manager. The successful applicant will closely coordinate with the current DSA-2000 Project Engineer during a 6-month transitional period. Further details about the project can be found at the following sources:

The Astro2020 Decadal White Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.07648

The project website: https://www.deepsynoptic.org/

The Radio Camera Initiative: https://www.radiocamera.io/

 

The selected applicant will be based at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), a world class facility operated by Caltech for research in radio astronomy, located near Bishop in central California. They will join a team of skilled scientists and engineers who manage a range of facilities operating from meter- to millimeter wavelengths, with observations extending from nearby exoplanets to the early universe. The successful candidate will coordinate closely with scientists and engineers at Caltech and DSA-2000 partner institutes to ensure the successful technical implementation of the DSA-2000 software. The Observatory is in the Eastern Sierra, which affords an excellent environment for outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and skiing.

 

Email inquiries in regards to the application process may be sent to mailto:[email protected]. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). https://www.eeoc.gov/employees-job-applicants

 

Job Duties

 

• Coordinating technical documents for all subsystems of the project;

• Verifying interface requirements between sub-systems and maintain documentation of the overall architecture of the project;

• Analyzing the hardware systems to verify overall performance and compatibility of subsystems;

• Identifying critical technical problems and coordinating engineers and scientists to provide solutions;

• Maintaining documentation of the overall architecture of the project;

• Tracking technical risk, critical path issues and specification changes for the project;

• Coordinate closely with the project manager and PI team;

• Managing technical information for procurements, tracking delivery times and delays with the project manager.

• Develop the system level design and performance from the scientific requirements and required data products.

• Develop a thorough understanding of the total system with emphasis on the interfaces between the major components.

Organize and coordinate the interactions between the various teams ranging from the frontend receivers to the final delivery of the scientific images.

 

Basic Qualifications

 

• A Bachelor's or higher degree in engineering or a related field.

• At least eight years experience working in a senior engineering role within a large integrated project.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

• Experience in technology domains related to radio astronomy, such as electromagnetic, RF, digital signal processing, mechanical, software and civil engineering;

• Experience working across life-cycle phases including design, qualification, industrialization, production, construction and transition to operations;

• Experience with reliability modeling tools;

• Experience with collaboration applications (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams, Atlassian Jira);

• Knowledge of project management software;

• Experience with writing RFQs and evaluating bids;

• Familiarity with radio astronomy instrumentation and techniques;

• Knowledge of risk assessment methods;

• Ability to work with diverse groups of engineers, scientists and technicians locally and remotely;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;

• Experience in developing, implementing and conducting acceptance processes and project reviews.

• Excellent English written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of engineers, technicians, scientists, and other stakeholders

 

Required Documents

 

• Resume

• Cover letter

• A list of 3 references

 

Any queries related to the position can be directed to Gregg Hallinan [email protected]

 

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/2731205

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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