Senior Project Engineer (New Orleans, LA)

| New Orleans, LA
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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  

Team:  

We are looking for a Civil/Structural Project Engineer to join our growing team at our testing site located at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  You will be responsible for the development, design, engineering, and construction of new test site infrastructure.  You bring curiosity for our unique technology and our production processes, and are eager to develop next generation test sites.  Check out this video to learn more about our Stennis team.     

This position is part of our Launch, Infrastructure, and Facilities organization, which oversee new construction projects and facility operations and maintenance.  Our facilities are a key part to Relativity’s success in creating the first autonomous rocket factory, and delivering industry-leading launch services to our customers. 

What you’ll do: 

As a Civil/Structural Engineer, you connect various internal technical teams to define architectural, structural, heavy civil, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, & industrial requirements and will be our owner’s representative to outside facing consultants and contractors.  You will work closely with other test & launch team members including infrastructure, fluids, electrical, command & control, mechanical, and support Test Operations during test processing and operations.

You will be responsible for managing the development, design, and construction of new infrastructure projects and will be responsible for the development of construction drawings, request for proposals, competitive bidding, bid evaluations, sub-contractor selections, sub-contractor management, and construction management. You will plan and execute the work to install and operate best-in-class test site solutions to meet stringent cost and schedule requirements in a very competitive environment.

What you need to know:  

As a member of the Infrastructure team at Relativity, you will be at the forefront of creating world class engine and launch vehicle test sites.  You enjoy working with teams and are able to work autonomously to ensure project completion.  You have a strong background in field engineering, construction engineering, and project management, and you have a passion for taking ideas and designs and making them become a reality in the built environment.  You are a learner and doer at heart, who continuously engages across technical and operations teams to achieve amazing outcomes.  You are willing to travel up 25% to support ongoing design, construction, testing, and operations across Relativity’s sites.

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or related technical discipline
  • 5 years of experience working in the aerospace or construction industry with a mix of hands-on field experience and project management experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Experience with design documentation, construction drawings, construction bid solicitation, contractor selection, construction management, field supervision, permitting, QA/QC, and Safety.
  • Experience with project scoping, budgeting, scheduling from both a day-to-day perspective as well as overall construction management
  • Experience with Architectural, Structural, Civil, and MEPF design, construction, and operation
  • Understanding of standard construction procedures, best practices, means & methods.
  • Ability to work within 3D models utilizing NX, AutoCAD or similar CAD programs
  • Experience with development, permitting, land use controls, conditional use permits, and working with local government agencies.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence and ability to communicate highly effectively in verbal/written form with internal and external customers
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with direct responsibility driving projects forward while managing and reporting progress to remote management.
  • High organizational skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to design and understand precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and modeling applications
  • Ability to perform and manage technically complex projects using independent judgment and personal initiative
  • Recognize and act on opportunities; maintain flexibility to adjust as requirements and priorities shift or constraints change and anticipate them when possible.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environments to execute real-time tasks in tight operation windows

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • 10+ years of experience working in engineering or construction a mix hands-on field experience as well as project management
  • Licensed Structural Engineer (S.E.)
  • Advanced degree or training in engineering, construction, operations, or project management
  • Experience with facilities and systems within the aerospace industry
  • Experience designing, building, or operating test or launch GSE within the aerospace industry
  • Experience with FEM structural analysis
  • Familiar with aerospace planning, procedures and operations, and safety (including LOTO)
  • Experience working with state and federal government agencies
  • Experience, training, and education in three of the above

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of Relativity Space

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's actually a balance (wild!). I get to make sweet hardware with smart people, and still have the ability to propel my art on the side. I love that there's flexibility in being able to work from home when I'm not in the factory building rockets.

Ashley

Lead Avionics Mechanical Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

First and foremost, launching Terran 1 is incredibly exciting. Launching rockets is exciting enough, but launching rockets built with an entirely new manufacturing method is bananas! It’s pretty amazing to be a part of this historical human milestone.

Tarek

Lead, Structures Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday is an adventure to unlock newer and newer capabilities. Developing the technology to 3D print rockets has entailed regularly solving novel problems. The resulting solutions from working with such a diversely experienced team always stretch my understanding of what's possible, and reward us with new avenues for the innovations of tomorrow.

Vlad

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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

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