EHP SE&I Requirements, Interfaces, and Verification (RIV) Project Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Center, TX
Added: April 15, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.

Provide system engineering and integration (SE&I) capabilities to NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in support of the EVA & Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP). Support includes the development of technical documentation, definition of requirements/verifications for future hardware/vehicles, utilization of Model-Based System Engineering Tool DOORS Next Generation (NG), and review of the certification/human rating compliance evidence.

This is a 100% onsite, full-time position located at the Johnson Space Center, Houston TX.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Integrate and provide system engineering expertise across multiple programs such as NASA’s Gateway and Human Lander Systems (HLS) Programs, and projects internal to EHP for suits, rovers, payloads, and other lunar surface assets.
  • Participate in status/planning meetings, workshops, control boards, and major milestone reviews to discuss requirements, traceability/metrics, and overall systems engineering processes.
  • Develop/maintain requirements documents throughout the product lifecycle, including but not limited to:
    • Interface Requirements Documents that define interfaces between the vehicle hardware and the EVAS contract suits, encompassing mechanical and control interfaces as well as environmental protection requirements and associated quiescence period power/consumable demands.
    • Completion of the metric transition across existing EHP program documentation and interfaces.
    • Completion of requirement updates to accommodate partial gravity loads, lead coordination with stakeholders to inform requirement content.
    • Lead retirement, and/or transition of NASA requirements documents.
    • Lead EHP involvement in defining the human rating process for program SRR/SDR.
  • Develop and coordinate documentation change packages, including stakeholder review and technical interchange meetings for technical issue resolution.
  • Develop/coordinate/maintain verification products (statements, Detailed Verification Objectives, etc.) within EHP and with External Programs.
  • Develop relevant processes and procedures as needed for interoperability and technical standards.
  • Utilize DOORS NG for EHP SE&I RIV Team products.
  • Support analyses, trades, and decision package development for resolution of EVA architectural options and EVA requirements.
  • Review vendor and project provided evidence of compliance to EHP requirements. Identify potential non-compliances or non-standard methodologies used in verification submittals.
  • Assess alternative verification evidence or acceptance rationale provided by vendors and projects for variances to requirements.
Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited program in Engineering, Science, or another applicable STEM area
  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels
  • Ability to work effectively and quickly in real-time environments of rapid-change, conflicting requirements, and occasional pressure
  • Innovation, creativity, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Willing to travel domestically approx. 10%

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited program in Engineering, Science, or another applicable STEM area
  • More than 6 years of progressively responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NASA program life cycle and system engineering processes
  • Experience performing or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA
  • Proficiency with DOORS NG requirements management tool

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.