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Structural Engineer III



Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role is a part of the Test & Flight Operations team, providing centralized support to business units with a focus on the design, build, and maintenance of the ground systems, test, and launch facilities across multiple locations.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will apply standard engineering techniques to design, install, modify, analyze, repair and test launch and test facility structural systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop accurate and detailed calculations, as well as analytical models, for structural systems composed of steel and concrete.
  • Design innovative plans and strategies for process improvement for the design of structures.
  • Prepare thorough reports documenting the design process, materials specifications, analysis results, and any other pertinent information.
  • Offer consistent technical support throughout the design and construction phases of projects.
  • Review calculations performed by others to ensure adherence to all design specifications, codes, and safety regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil / structural engineering from an accredited institution.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in structural engineering.
  • Knowledge of AISC 360, ADM, ACI 318, ASCE 7, and AWS D1.1.
  • Familiarity with analysis software packages like STAAD or Ansys Mechanical are preferred.
  • Familiarity with FE good practices, nonlinear analysis, and the ability to generate hand calculations to validate computer output.
  • Demonstrated experience in field evaluations, structural analysis, and design of steel and concrete structures.
  • Strong understanding of current building codes and standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to produce detailed reports and communicate complex information effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams, managing multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is highly desirable.
  • Advanced engineering degree

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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