Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Engineer, Project/Product in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior Project/Product Engineer for our Canoga Park, CA location (Los Angeles area). In this role, you will work on the development, fabrication and test of liquid propellant propulsion engine systems. The Senior Project Engineer will plan and perform propulsion program tasks in conjunction with program management. Under general direction, you will implement design and analysis tasks, special studies, experiments, and hardware/test requirements. You shall also have the ability to successfully:

  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of technical problems involving the conventional utilization of engineering techniques;

  • Conceive and plan projects involving conventional and the development of new methods to attain program objectives;

  • Provide direction in problem investigations and resolution across functional areas;

  • Lead investigation activity if sufficient experience in investigation of tools and procedures has been demonstrated;

  • Prepare technical and design requirements in support of project goals;

  • Keep current in relevant technologies and methods in support of project assignments;

  • Provide technical guidance to less senior project engineers and project support personnel;

  • May be assigned Cost Account Management duties.

This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited general direction:

65% - Support Engineering teams working on rocket engine development and production program tasks/problem resolution, etc. Coordinate engineering work; manage technical progress, risk, schedule, and cost as needed. This includes all technical aspects of programs including external suppliers, test, and verification support.

15% - Monitor technical progress and interface with Program Management, Aerojet Rocketdyne customers, and other Aerojet Rocketdyne functional organizations to understand and develop resolution to program technical issues.

10% - Provide technical consultation to Program Management and Business Development organizations for business development activities such as writing white papers or preparing and presenting technical briefings to customers.

5% - Support the technical lead on proposals to government customers or prime contractors for propulsion development or technology programs.

5% - Provide inputs to written and verbal status reports to Engineering lead, Aerojet Rocketdyne Management, and provide input and leadership at product team meetings.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and five (5) or more years of directly related experience. Three (3) or more years of experience with liquid propellant propulsion projects is highly desired. CAD knowledge is desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. US Citizenship only required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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Job ID 12779

Location US-CA-Canoga Park

Zip 91304

Category Engineering - Project Engineering