Principal Launch Operations Engineer (Offshore)

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Company Overview:

A rocket company at the core, Relativity Space is on a mission to become the next great commercial launch company. Meeting the needs of a growing demand for space infrastructure, our rockets will revolutionize how we connect and communicate on Earth by getting satellites to space. We have developed a vertically integrated technology platform in which we leverage additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to 3D print rockets. Our unique approach enables rapid product iteration, allowing us to push the boundaries of what's possible today and unlock the full potential of 3D printing for tomorrow. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.


Our mission is to change people’s perception of the way rockets are built and flown. At the Cape launch site, the team is responsible for the execution of vehicle, payload, pad, and recovery operations. As a launch principal engineer focused on offshore operations, you will be developing the technical and organizational foundation for Relativity’s offshore team responsible for critical waterborne transportation and recovery of the Terran R first stage.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for the engineering and organizational framework for Relativity’s critical offshore projects which includes transportation of critical hardware and recovery of the first stage
  • Collaborate with vehicle design and operations teams on requirements, engineering development, and regulatory compliance for offshore shipping and recovery operations
  • Manage the engineering and construction of critical assets to support offshore transportation and recovery operations
  • Source, develop, and maintain key partnerships with critical suppliers and contractors
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key regulatory agencies and partners
  • Develop sustainable and effective organizational planning for the offshore team including candidate sourcing
  • Support testing and the operational phases of offshore transport and recovery
  • Provide strong leadership, coaching, and mentoring for employees to ensure an effective, inclusive, and feedback-oriented organization
  • Develop and analyze metrics for tracking operational and budgetary performance
  • Perform strategic trades and communicate recommendations to management and executive leadership

What you need to know:

  • Advanced degree in aerospace, mechanical, marine engineering, naval architecture, or relevant field
  • 5+ years of aerospace related experience
  • 3+ years of offshore operational experience
  • Strong team mentality that fosters collaboration and employee growth
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to adjust work hours based on operational demand
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment
  • Travel to other Relativity sites for collaboration

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$190,000$249,000 USD