Senior Structural Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. Our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The launch team is a part of the Cape Canaveral launch site and is primarily responsible for the operational aspects of vehicle integration, payload integration, pad operations, countdown operations, recovery, and reusability. In the last year, the launch operations team was primarily focused on the final integration, checkouts, and execution of flying Terran 1. This includes everything from completing the vehicle's final build to clearing the range of aircraft and vessels for launch to being the key operators in the countdown operation. In the last six months, the team has supported our Stennis team with engine testing development and execution. In parallel, the team works hand in hand with engineering teams on the design and building of critical infrastructure to support Terran R at the Cape.

About You:

As a Structural Engineer, you will be responsible for both civil and structural design, engineering, drawings, design documents, and reports for our new launch and test infrastructures. You will be responsible for managing the civil and structural aspects of construction projects, which includes requests for proposals, competitive bidding, bid evaluations, sub-contractor selections, sub-contractor management, and construction management. You will connect various internal technical teams to define architectural, structural, heavy civil, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, & industrial requirements. You will work closely with other test & launch team members including infrastructure, fluids, electrical, command & control, mechanical, and support operations during launch and test processing and operations. You will provide technical engineering support and information through the infrastructure procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance process.

About the Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of civil structural design experience working in the aerospace or construction industry with a mix of hands-on field experience and project management experience
  • Familiar with American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) steel manual, American Concrete Institute (ACI) code 318, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7, and International Building Code (IBC)
  • Understanding of standard construction procedures, best practices, means & methods
  • Experience with documentation, construction drawings, construction bid solicitation, contractor selection, construction management, field supervision, permitting, QA/QC, and Safety
  • Experience with project scoping, budgeting, and scheduling from both a day-to-day perspective as well as overall construction management
  • Ability to work within 3D models utilizing NX, AutoCAD or similar CAD programs
  • Experience with SAP2000, ETABS, or similar analysis software
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to drive projects forward while managing and reporting progress to remote management
  • Ability to work in dynamic environments and where change is constant

Nice to haves but not required:

  • 7+ years of civil structural design experience working in the aerospace or construction industry with a mix of hands-on field experience and project management experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Advanced degree or training in engineering, construction, operations, or project management
  • Experience with facilities and systems within the aerospace industry
  • Experience designing, building, or operating test or launch GSE within the aerospace industry
  • Experience with FEM structural analysis
  • Familiar with aerospace planning, procedures and operations, and safety (including LOTO)
  • Experience working with state and federal government agencies

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

Successful candidates must clear a background check administered by the US government to obtain clearance for on-site work at our government partner location in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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:
$130,000$166,000 USD