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Raytheon Technologies Principal Propulsion Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Do you enjoy working with highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion missile systems and space vehicles?

Do you strive for customer satisfaction?

Are you a team player and builder

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we would like to speak with you!

The Mechanical Products Team is hiring a Principal Propulsion Engineer. This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department, which is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead / rocket motor / DACS design and performance, fuzing, ignition, power sources, one-shot energetic initiation, and all other weapon systems safety device technology.

This position is located in Huntsville, AL.

The ideal candidate will:

Apply or develop highly advanced technical technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to the systems integration of propulsion, thrusters, controllers, software, mechanical and electrical interfaces for integration into missile systems and space vehicles.

Position will involve both development and production programs across Raytheon Missiles & Defense Product Lines.

Review manufacturing processes and problem resolution as well as working directly with subcontractors on the design and manufacturing of propulsion systems, especially solid rocket motors.

Work in a collaborative environment with program management in long-range program planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements and be a key spokesperson on program’s technical capabilities and future directions.

Manage propulsion system development projects and propulsion subcontracts; review and disposition subcontract data and change requests; and oversee supplier operations.

Develop and deliver technical presentations to management and government agencies. Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs.

Be instrumental in obtaining new company business and act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational missile programs.

Will travel extensively to government and subcontractor facilities.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Skills, Experience & Education:

  • Eight (8) years of experience in propulsion technology and its application to solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant systems (MS with 6 years or PH.D with 4 years experience)

  • Experience in the development of solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant propulsion systems from conceptual design through final test / assembly

  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.

  • United States Citizenship

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ten (10) or more years of directly related experience in propulsive technology and its application to solid or liquid, and/or mono propellant propulsion systems

  • Systems knowledge to assure full development of propulsion requirements and dissemination and flow down to subcomponent levels

  • Project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System, knowledge of ProENGINEER modeling tool and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance

  • Demonstrated success as a proposal/cost account manager as well as project/team leader

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative efforts with other technical disciplines including structural, thermal, aerodynamics and low observables

  • Advanced degree in aforementioned disciplines.

ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.