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Project Engineer (NASA HHPC- Johnson Space Center)


Applications Engineer


Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Leidos is seeking a Project Engineer experienced in space exploration programs to work on NASA's Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This position provides engineering support for the development, fabrication, assembly, and testing of hardware for use on the International Space Station and future exploration programs.

This position is located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and has the opportunity to work a flexible schedule 1-2 days per week remote.

The Project Engineer will play a pivotal role in the execution of projects and delivery of hardware to NASA/JSC. This position is responsible for requirements development and verification, parts identification, hardware development and assembly, testing, certification/delivery, and sustaining activities. The successful candidate will be well-versed in the quality process for the development and sustainment of controlled hardware, including the writing of Task Performance Sheets and dispositioning of Discrepancy Reports.

This role is responsible for reviewing and understanding engineering drawings as well as overseeing and participating in hands-on development and maintenance tasks. Effective communication will be a critical skill in working with the project, other project engineers, technical support staff, and quality engineering personnel. This position will require the candidate to multitask in a busy environment, to solve problems when issues manifest, and keep up with the established delivery schedule.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency and the ability to successfully obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance are required.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Write and disposition Task Performance Sheets and Discrepancy Reports for controlled hardware/software units throughout the project life cycle process.

• Review and interpret engineering drawings; provide initial inputs for development and redlines for updates to drawings.

• Utilize project requirement and verification documents to develop assembly plans, testing strategies, and produce test plans, test set-ups, and procedures.

• Complete functional development, certification, acceptance, and interface testing of the hardware throughout various stages of the project lifecycle.

Correlate test results and complete data analysis as required in a report format.

• Determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes and incorporate the results into system specifications.

• Provide engineering data to maintain Safety Package records and establish government flight certifications.

• Assume ownership of all technical considerations for key elements of hardware. Interface with purchasing, quality, logistics, other HHPC stakeholders, and NASA stakeholders.

• Perform troubleshooting on both ground and in-flight systems. Disposition non-compliant hardware.

• Develop and maintain sustaining engineering plans.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 10+ years of related experience
• Prior work with Human Landing System or other NASA/JSC exploration programs (e.g. Orion)
• Experience with configuration and data management processes and submitting Change Requests
• Experience with manufacturing, test, and troubleshooting of hardware
• Experience with root cause analysis and failure investigation

Preferred Qualifications:

• BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical, or Aerospace Engineering.

• Prior work experience with NASA/JSC programs.

• Laboratory equipment experience (e.g. oscilloscope, digital multimeter, power supplies)
• Troubleshooting of electrical/mechanical equipment and software

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.