Electrical Engineer II

Job Ref: 3259010cb | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented. 
While other companies talk about it, we do it!
About the role
As an Engineer II with our Ground Systems Engineering team you will be responsible for the design, build, testing and commissioning of launch range systems. You will work on everything from power generation to launch vehicle communications. As an Engineer II you will take ownership of projects and pad systems, delivering them from concept design through to operations. This includes technical aspects as well as schedule, budget, project reporting, and documentation.
Essential skills
  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent
  • 2+ years industry experience
  • Experience with design, commissioning, operation and maintenance of power supply and distribution systems including generators and UPS’s to national and/or international codes and standards
  • Experience leading complex engineering projects
  • Knowledge of low and high voltage AC & DC systems
  • Hands on experience with electrical equipment, data acquisition, control and automation systems
  • Ability to read, understand and produce electrical schematics
  • Ability to work in fast paced, autonomously driven environment
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
Desirable skills and experience
  • Experience with launch pad systems or oil and gas, process, mining or other similar industries. This role is not limited to those with prior launch systems experience
  • Experience with EPLAN an asset
  • Experience with NI LabVIEW an asset
  • Experience with design of electrical systems for explosive atmosphere environments (AS/NZS/IEC 60079 or equivalent
As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.
Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.
We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space
Important Information
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here

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