Resident Engineer

Empower Associates

The Resident Engineer performs specialized, highly technical design and analysis tasks in the areas of vehicle modeling, guidance, navigation and control, flight test, and related fields with an emphasis on development and implementation of innovative solutions.

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience; Masters of Science with 2-3 years of experience or Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or equivalent field.

  • Experience with control theory, dynamics, or related discipline

  • Proven technical ability in dynamics and controls or related field

  • Experience in UAS or aerospace industry desired, but not required

  • Strong skills with MATLAB/Simulink, Python, or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of C/C++

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs specialized, highly technical design and analysis tasks in the areas of vehicle modeling, guidance, navigation and control, flight test, and related fields with an emphasis on development and implementation of innovative solutions.

Designs and implements C/C++ based tools and displays in the areas of flight test, vehicle assessment, aircraft/eVTOL certification, autonomous operations, and other needs as assigned.

Develops and implements aircraft display concepts in support of advanced control and guidance algorithms.

Performs tasks within schedule with consistency, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Develops test protocols/procedures, collects and analyzes data, and creates detailed reports.

Provides technical leadership and guidance to other team members under the supervision of project leads.

Designs and implements solutions to address identified problems.

Provides requirements and recommendations to internal functions and project groups.

Participates in the preparation of project plans, schedules, and budgets.

Executes and delivers assigned technical tasks while remaining within established schedule and budget constraints.

Delegates and oversees tasks within a larger effort to other engineers and technical staff

Prepares technical documents.

Communicates with customers in the course of completing assigned technical work.

Maintains project files and appropriate records of work, compliant with company and aerospace industry standards, practices, and regulations.

Supports tracking progress, identifies and resolves obstacles to minimize disruption to project schedules to ensure smooth project operations.

Performs basic program management duties.

Meets all Company timelines processes, trainings and initiatives.

Participates in Company sponsored events.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience; Masters of Science with 2-3 years of experience or Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or equivalent field.

Experience with control theory, dynamics, or related discipline

Proven technical ability in dynamics and controls or related field

Strong skills with MATLAB/Simulink, Python, or equivalent

Working knowledge of C/C++

Experience in UAS or aerospace industry desired, but not required

Prioritization, time management, relationship building, and attention to detail.

Strong detail orientation, written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Ability to adapt, be flexible, and multi-task.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Demonstrated eagerness to learn new technical skills

Demonstrated integrity, accountability and professionalism

Enjoys working as a part of a high performing team in an entrepreneurial environment but can follow standardized processes; offers suggestions for improvement.

Can work confidently with diverse personalities and various levels of management

Highly self-motivated and excellent problem-solving and creative skills.

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