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Electrical System Design Engineer

Location: Santee
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting career opportunity for an Electrical System Design Engineer working withn our ASI Division, located in Poway, CA.

Under general supervision and with regular review, this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity. Assignments are normally accompanied by general instructions and suggestions, outlining possible approaches, sources or information, and potential problems to be encountered with work reviewed regularly for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Tasks involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Documents findings and implemented solutions and communicates results to engineering staff. Contacts are primarily internal with infrequent inter-organization or customer contact on routine matters. May provide direction to design or technician staff.


  • Applies technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned engineering problems related to advanced technical systems, including electrical power systems, vehicle management/flight control systems, payload subsystems, etc.
  • Develops system architecture drawings, analyzes system architectures, understands electrical circuits and their operation at the system level, manages aircraft power budgets, evaluates equipment for compliance to GA-ASI requirements, etc.
  • Provides technical coordination between internal functional disciplines and of vendors.
  • Presents reports at engineering meetings, develops presentations, participates in program technical reviews, and may make brief technical presentations during program reviews.
  • May provide direction to design and/or technical staff.
  • May be a focal point for technical communication within the Company and may represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
    • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience with FAA Regulations, NATO Standards, Military Specifications, and other aerospace industry standards is desired.
    • All applicants must be current US Citizens for this position and must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.
    • Experience with aircraft electrical systems is desired.
    • Familiarity with GA-ASI products is desired.
    • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
    • Aircraft pilot experience is desired but not required.
    • Must be able to travel to flight test facilities in Southern California, Arizona, and other locations as required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , Electrical System Design Engineer, Professions , Santee, California

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