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Principal Research Engineer

Hawthorne, CA 90250

Posted: 11/22/2022 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: 15795 Pay Range: $125,000 - $150,000

Job Description

A research, engineering consulting and product development firm is looking for Principal Research Engineer in Hawthorne, CA. The Principal Research Engineer executes a variety of highly specialized/ technical, business development, and leadership activities. This individual provides advanced expertise in the areas of flight dynamics, control, and related fields. The Principal Research Engineer also manages multiple contracts that involve tracking budgets, ensuring successful deliverables, and managing several less experienced engineers. This person actively engages in company process development and participates in BD-related activities. This individual may supervise, and mentor select staff engineers. Reports to a Director of Engineering Services. 

If you are passionate about aerospace and love to help the team grow, this is the right opportunity for you. Apply today!

Pay Range: $125,000 - $150,000 DOE

  • Serves as Principal Investigator (PI) on select commercial and government programs
  • Oversees the development of new IP, candidate products, and technical initiatives including executing beyond Phase II for SBIR programs
  • Manages multiple contracts that involve tracking budgets, ensuring successful deliverables, and managing several engineers
  • Develops test protocols/procedures, collect, and analyze data, and create detailed reports
  • Supports marketing campaigns (conferences, trade shows, etc.) 
  • Creates white papers and other technical marketing material and presents at selected professional conferences and seminars
  • Sets goals and objectives for selected staff engineers that align with company strategy to inspire, motivate, and produce results
  • Maintains project files and appropriate records of work, compliant with company and aerospace industry standards, practices, and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Engineering with 10+ years of experience or Ph.D. with 5 yrs experience in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or equivalent field
  • Extensive flight test experience and skillset for assessing vehicle performance, flying, and handling qualities, and related system performance
  • Familiarity with Part 23, Part 25, Part 27, and/or other related FAA or similar EASA requirements
  • Strong skills with MATLAB/Simulink, Python, or equivalent. Working knowledge of C/C++ is a plus
  • Experience in the aerospace industry required 
  • UAS/UAM experience is a plus
  • Ability to write internal/external proposals
  • Supervisory and people management experience is preferred 

  • ESOP
  • Medical insurance
  • 401k
  • PSL and PTO
  • Life insurance
  • Fitness stipend 

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