Electrical Engineer 2 - Facility Systems

Date: May 12, 2024

Location: Cape Canaveral, FLORIDA, US, 32925

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 14

Location: ULA - Cape Canaveral 

Relocation: Yes- Relocation may be available 

Travel Requirements: None/Infrequent 


At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.


Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities


Member of the Engineering and Infrastructure Facility Maintenance department. Responsibilities include operational ground electrical/power systems at all ULA launch sites. Primary responsibilities consist of electrical engineering support of the following:

  • Electrical, Power, and Electromechanical Systems in the day-to-day execution of launch facility design, maintenance, and operations – focusing on electrical systems
  • Coordinate facility electrical support of launch operations and scheduling facility electrical functional support
  • Coordinate with technical staff and contractors in the design, operations and maintenance of new/existing electromechanical systems, including insight into the mechanical operation of these systems
  • Coordination of Base High Voltage supply infrastructure and readiness in support of Launch Operations
  • Launch console support during major operations and testing
  • Schedule and execute facility electrical validations and pre-launch checkouts
  • Develop new and revise existing operational test procedures and maintenance documentation associated with launch facility electromechanical systems, primary and backup power (medium and low voltage (12kV, 480 VAC, 120VAC, 24V control, etc.) systems.
  • Develop facility electrical mission unique capabilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of hazardous commodity detection and monitoring systems
  • Operate and maintain mobile electrical systems.
  • Design, operation, and maintenance of Programmable Logic Controllers or similar firmware controllers, supporting launch facilities and systems
  • Disposition of corrective actions and coordination with cross-functional groups to identify/implement solutions and drive strategic improvements relative to maintenance and production processes
  • Apply technical engineering knowledge and expertise in the completion of all aspects of an identified project, including technological considerations, cost/financial administration, and schedule management.
  • Develop and coordinate technical portions of proposals, statements of work, and contract specifications.  Apply knowledge of regulatory and certifying agency requirements to ensure product and/or service is in compliance.  Apply knowledge of functional testing requirements to ensure product and/or service meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • Understand and comply with (EWR 127-1) Range Safety design and operational requirements in the performance of duties.
  • Support maintenance and improvement projects in close coordination with the sustaining Engineering group to ensure system readiness in support of launch vehicle processing.


Required Education



Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 2 years of related work experience


Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited college or univeristy is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred with experience working Electrical and/or Power Engineering.  
  • Functional application of NEC/NFPA 70 and 72.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 70E.
  • Demonstrated communication, writing, and oral skills and can work with a wide range of team members, including customers and subcontractors.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Work will primarily be in an office-type environment, with some field operations and maintenance support (launch pad and processing facilities) involving certification for working at height, working in confined space, and working in areas of stored hazardous rocket propellant commodities and high-pressure gases.
  • Travel between other ULA launch facilities may be required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience working with large, complex electromechanical systems in an equivalent industrial process is preferred.
  • Attended training and certified in NEC 70 and 70E.

What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.


We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments


Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.


Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.



Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).


ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 


ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

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