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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  252259



Project Overview:

The ML2 Project is the design and construction of a launch platform for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The purpose of ML2, located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), is to provide a launch platform for the Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced launch vehicle that will fill America's need for deep space missions. ML2 includes many different subsystems that must operate and fit within the constraints of the structure and provide a physical interface with KSC launch sites' ground systems.


Position Summary:


Reports to the Senior Engineering Group Supervisor. Responsible to produce high-level conceptual drawings and task execution documentation within the Control Systems discipline. Properly interprets and applies codes & standards, customer design requirements and scoping documentation, for the preparation of Control Systems design documents. Achieves and promotes continuous work process improvement. Champions non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where practical. Must express thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and written.



  • Preparation of system design descriptions.
  • Preparation of logic diagrams and functional block diagrams.
  • Preparation of specifications and material requisitions.
  • Selection of instrumentation and control valves based on system application requirements.
  • Preparation of detailed control cabinet drawings.
  • Preparation of instrument index and I/O list using automated tools, using supplier inputs, as applicable.
  • Oversight and coordination of the Communications system design, high speed digital camera network, operational TV camera network, transmission network, wireless and wired business network infrastructure, operational intercom system, and telephone system.
  • Review of vendor drawings to ensure proper interface and compliance with the technical requirements.
  • Conducts checking of discipline deliverables.
  • Review of other engineering discipline drawings and close coordination with other disciplines and functions.
  • Ensuring that the subsystems design complies with all applicable NASA technical requirements, installation codes, regulations, and standards.
  • May interface with Construction and Subcontractors.
  • Provide support and coaching for junior and new hire engineers.
  • Assist in the input and guidance of corporate engineering database systems that provide design information to construction and startup organizations.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering, or related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience; or in lieu of the degree, 12 years of relevant experience.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the US.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hands-on Microsoft 365 office suite, VISIO, and other computer programs.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Codes and Standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities, along with effective presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to achieve a Professional Engineer's license within one year of hire.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to collaborate well with other disciplines and functions.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • A good knowledge of NASA work methods, installation details and technical requirements.
  • A history of integrating AutoCAD and 3D software to issue engineering drawings and populate database information.
  • Automate schematic details utilizing corporate database tools.
  • Design experience to NASA communication standards and network architecture (including Allen Bradley DLR experience).


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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