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Project Engineer I

Location: Lompoc
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: Under general Engineering supervision, applies experienced judgment to engineering duties. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to perform functions of the job. Assesses systems and operations associated with hypergolic propellants, cryogenics, pneumatics and life support equipment. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May give technical direction to lower-level engineers and technicians.


  • Performs Engineering oversight ensuring the Mechanical Integrity Inspections of hazardous systems that identify, document, and resolve system deficiencies are in compliance.
  • Provide studies of program propellants requirements, fluids specifications and equipment capabilities, and analyses to determine effective methods of propellant delivery and storage.
  • Helps to develop estimates for Work Requests or small jobs considered additional to the contract which requires detailed analysis (hours and costs) for a particular effort.
  • Responsible for preparation, review and implementation of system designs as assigned by Management.
  • Manages subcontractors throughout project phases to include updating schedules and coordinating assigned work and reporting the status to Management.
  • Performs Process Safety Management functions as required by OSHA having responsibility over assigned elements of the PSM standard and the record keeping of applicable documents.
  • Performs Engineering oversight and production of drawings and figures utilizing AutoCAD.
  • Acts as Configuration Manager for critical systems.
  • Prepares Engineering Field Instructions (EFI's) that direct Field Technicians to conduct operations.
  • Direct technicians in the performance of EFI's as necessary and coordinated by Management.
  • Authors and revises Performance Work Instructions (PWI's) that document work steps required to perform a common practice.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain base and restricted area access.
  • Knowledge and compliance of these standards and codes: ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, AWS welding standards, CGA compressed gas standards, DOT regulations for portable pressure vessels, Military Standards relating to propellants and propellant systems, and EWRR 127-1 Range Safety regulations.

    • Working knowledge of a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures in propellants, or related area will be applied. Background in design and testing of aerospace ground support systems and facilities desirable.
    • PC skills with experience in MS Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), and AutoCAD.
    • Must have excellent verbal, technical writing and communication skills.


      • Experience: Previous engineering assignments, required. Exceptional experience with hypergolic propellants, cryogenics, life support equipment, and high pressure gases desirable. Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) also desirable.
      • Education: Bachelors degree in Engineering or similar discipline desirable or its equivalent in related experience required, plus 4-5 years of experience.

Keywords: UNITED PARADYNE CORPORATION, Lompoc , Project Engineer I, Engineering , Lompoc, California

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