Civil/Structural Design Engineer 1 in Kennedy Space Center, FL at PAE

Date Posted: 7/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Civil/Structural Design Engineer 1

Company Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are required to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Employees are required to:

  • Comply with all applicable safety and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely.
  • Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Purpose and Scope 

Perform a variety of civil and structural design engineering assignments to support project requirements and the development, design, installation, operations and maintenance of facility systems that are located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on the Base Operations and Spaceport Services (BOSS) Contract.  The specific types of facilities which these systems are located at and adjacent to include space flight hardware processing facilities, launch pad support facilities, Engineering and Administrative Support buildings and other types of industrial facilities.  Projects range from simple single-discipline to complex multi-discipline.

Job Duties and Essential Responsibilities           

Must have a solid foundation in basic engineering principles.  With supervision and training, responsible for developing the concept, basis of design and technical design solutions to maintain operability of assigned systems and components. Familiarity with the general engineering principles that are required to be able to assess and design, with supervision and training, the following: steel, concrete, timber and masonry building systems and components; roofing; miscellaneous structures; bridge (movable and fixed span) structural systems and components and various types of towers. Familiarity with the general engineering principles that are required to be able to assess and design, with supervision and training, the following: roadways and traffic control devices; stormwater management systems; ADA accessibility components; water distribution systems; sanitary sewer collection systems; other site utilities and other civil engineering systems and components. Designs include the preparation of drawings or sketches, technical specifications, and Statements of Work. Coordinate with and support other Design Engineers, Operations and Maintenance staff. Perform field inspections of civil and structural components and systems; develop reports to document the existing conditions, issues, findings and engineering recommendations. Ensure that assigned projects and tasks are completed on time and within approved scope and budget. Apply cost effective repairs, upgrades or replacements. Provide technical support to ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude) estimates for projects, as well as risk assessments to support proper project prioritization. Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures. Perform other position-related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors of Science degree in Civil or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited program and 0-2 years of experience in the areas defined in this job posting. Possess a working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint – as well as structural and civil-related design and analysis programs. Good communication and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred, but not required, to have taken and passed the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) exam. May require some limited travel. May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written in an effective manner.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards; occasional lifting to 20 pounds; constant sitting with use of computer terminal; constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents; constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication; constant mental alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able to work under deadlines. Field work will consist primarily of site walk downs in support of design projects and system trouble shooting Site hazard training and Personal Protective Equipment are provided.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Safety - PSP enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.
  • Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the PSP Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable PSP Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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