About The Role
ABOUT ROCKET LAB
Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.
Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!
Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads, and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Lab’s proven execution history with the Electron program. If you’re interested in joining a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity!
PROJECT ENGINEER II
Rocket Lab is adding a dedicated Project Engineer II to assist in developing our ground systems infrastructure. The Project Engineer II will be responsible for the management of the engineering and technical disciplines of ongoing projects as well as champion the proper implementation of all the elements of those projects.
To be a successful in this role you will have the ability to work with multiple cross discipline projects and demonstrate excellent project management, communication, and supervision skills. You will also have high level decision-making skills as well as a good understanding of engineering change processes.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:
- Track Project budget and timelines in high fidelity to ensure targets are met
- Liaise with stakeholders across RL to gather requirements and ensure all teams project needs are met.
- Manage Contractors onsite to ensure they meet expectations and deliver on timelines
- Provide onsite support and troubleshooting
- Work within GSE to ensure each project has the staffing to match its real-time workloads
YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Project Engineering or other technical discipline.
- 2+ years' experience as a Project Engineer in an industrial or new space environment.
- 2+ years hands on experience with Gantt Chart timelining and related planning tools.
- A strong working knowledge of Engineering design and the ability to read engineering drawings.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite of tools.
- Strong understanding of the Engineering Change Process.
THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:
- Knowledge of relevant Standards/Legislation in Electrical and/or Piping
- The ability to work with multiple discipline projects.
- Must be extremely action orientated with the ability to move at pace, build alliances, and keep people engaged.
- Working Knowledge of CAD-NX/Solidworks/ePlan/Draftsight
WHAT TO EXPECT
We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.
Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
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 ITAR Regulations.