Test Facilities Design Engineer

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will support the design, development, construction, operations, and maintenance of test and launch facilities for liquid rocket engine components and vehicles for various spaceflight systems.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of hands-on engineering and project management skills; and the ability to work under dynamic conditions. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

  • Define requirements for the design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of new and existing test stand and launch systems
    • Design and model piping, tubing, and structural systems
    • Perform fluids, stress, and structural analysis of new or modified designs
    • Create final drawings, coordinate drawing approvals, and maintain drawing accuracy
    • Coordinate with suppliers on costs, schedule, and technical design requirements
  • Participate, prepare and develop the execution of design reviews, readiness reviews, test plans, procedures, process hazard analyses, and data reviews
  • Provide input on work priorities, track work status, provide routine reports in writing and verbally
  • Position is based at Kent with the potential to travel up to 25%
  • Support projects at other Blue Origin facilities as required

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years industry experience in test facility or ground support equipment design
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and CAD drawings, CREO preferred
  • Technical experience designing or operating high pressure gas systems and cryogenic fluid systems
  • Strong safety mindset and experience, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical operations, directing others, and conducting process hazard assessments
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of rocket propellants and rocket engine hardware
  • Previous experience with design and analysis of piping/tubing systems including vacuum jacketed piping and components for cryogenic service.
  • Familiarity with B31.3, ASME Section VIII, and ASME Y14.5
  • Knowledge of standard fluid systems components, capabilities and manufacturers
  • Familiarity with piping, instrumentation, and structural drawings
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

  • M.S. degree in engineering discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in the design, and development propulsion test and launch facilities
  • 5+ years of experience in the design of piping systems using ASME B31.3
  • 5+ years of experience using Bentley AutoPipe or CEASAR II for piping design and analysis
  • Experience related to fabrication, examination and testing of welded piping systems
  • Previous experience managing projects or facilities of a similar magnitude
  • 2+ years’ experience with Autocad P&ID for the creation and modification of piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • 5000+ hours experience with ProE/Creo with Windchill and ProPiping
  • Experience creating fabrication and installation drawings using ProE/Creo
  • 5+ years of experience performing structural stress analysis using both hand calculations and FEA tools (Ansys Workbench preferred)
  • 1+ year experience with AFT Fathom/Arrow fluids analysis software and/or SindaFluint 
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive salaries, benefits, 401K, and relocation.
Blue Origin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will review all qualified applicants for consideration of employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, religion, or disabilities. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.