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Electrical Harness Design Engineer

Job ID: 214844
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Electrical Harness Design Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the OSAM-1 program in NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Division (NExIS) at Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD, but remote work is available.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NExIS managed mission. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The engineer will support harness design across all testbeds and electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) as a member of the OSAM-1 I&T team. The OSAM-1 I&T subsystem performs the integration and test of all OSAM-1 hardware including the servicing payload and spacecraft bus.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the electrical design of cabling/harnessing for ground support hardware within subsystems and at the mission system level
  • Responsible for developing, designing, documenting, and releasing of harness/cable designs for electrical ground support requirements within the program’s schedule, budget, and technical requirements
  • Work with subsystem leads and responsible engineers to identify harnessing requirements on the various subsystems and make recommendations for harnessing needs within the subsystems and at the mission system level
  • Manage conceptual design, trade studies, drawing generation, documentation release, and testing requirements
  • Interpret detailed component performance specification and Interface Control Drawings (ICD), including assembly manufacturing drawings, parts lists, cable design, and engineering change support
  • Develop parts lists (connector selection, wire gauge sizing, harness assembly drawings, etc.)
  • Incorporate engineering change notices and feedback into the iterative processes for design changes

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or closely related field with 9+ years of related experience
  • CREO and AutoCAD experience
  • Ability to assess design requirements to generate a design and documentation using standard industry tools/programs
  • Must have experience working with program requirements, equipment performance specs, wire connection lists, schematics, wire gauge sizing, connector selection and related cabling, harnessing documentation, and grounding schemes
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) considerations with respect to electrical design
  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule
  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must be capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple systems
  • Must be well organized and possess excellent communication skills
  • Able to plan and prioritize work effort and quickly respond to issues and questions
  • Ability to attend to assignments with only limited direction

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiar with design of electrical interconnects for spacecraft
  • Demonstrated ability to develop requirements, design documents, and test plans that comply to higher-level specifications
  • Demonstrated understanding of the applicable engineering and manufacturing knowledge required for product design and testing. Exercises engineering judgment in developing appropriate decisions considering decision criteria, implications, and possible consequences, to ensure product design integrity
  • Knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables
  • Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing-project planning, scheduling, resource management, materials ordering, inventory management, and quality functions
  • Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.)

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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