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Electrical Power Launch Engineer (Cape Canaveral)

Cape Canaveral, United States

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Electrical Power Launch Engineer


  • Work in a team environment with other engineering disciplines to provide detailed electrical design and specification for the installation of the following equipment and systems.
    • Electrical power distribution systems
    • Switchgear and motor control centers
    • Exterior and interior lighting
    • Ground support system controls and ladder logic
    • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units
    • Standby and emergency generators
    • Automatic transfer switches
    • Power monitoring hardware and software
    • Data/phone distribution and wiring
    • Building and site grounding systems
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Provide electrical engineering support to facility technicians to troubleshoot existing electrical equipment and controllers
  • Provide engineering support for the design, operation, and troubleshooting of all the facility electrical components and systems, including:
    • Load flow analysis of electrical power distribution systems
    • Electrical equipment evaluation
    • Building and facility equipment grounding
    • Power monitoring hardware and software
  • Ensure that all equipment interfaces properly with other mechanical and electrical systems, including compatibility with facility power budgets
  • Coordinate all electrical installations and maintenance activities with local Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station electrical utilities personnel
  • Ensure all electrical designs and installations conform to applicable codes and regulations
  • Provide code review and analysis utilizing NFPA 70E, NFPA 70 NEC, NFPA 497, NFPA 101, Vol 5 & 6 AFSPCMAN 91-710, and IBC

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in a similar role
  • Experience with power distribution systems, switchgear, UPS's, and generators

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Able to read and understand power and control schematics
  • Able to read and understand highly technical equipment O&M manuals
  • Experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and industrial pumps
  • Previous experience working as an electrician
  • Experience with medium voltage distribution
  • Experience with control panel design and production
  • Working knowledge of power coordination and Arc Flash
  • Industrial background
  • Good team-working skills
  • Able to work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • A can do attitude and the ability/enthusiasm necessary to work in a unique, fast-paced environment
  • High level of self-motivation, with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize and schedule workload
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Must pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

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