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    Provide high-level engineering leadership for the next generation Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The EHT links radio dishes around the world to create a virtual Earth-sized telescope with the highest resolving power possible from the surface of our planet. The Project Engineer will provide leadership and technical direction to the next generation EHT at a global level.

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    1. Provides overall project engineering leadership and direction for developing the next generation Event Horizon Telescope, from conceptual design through prototype demonstration and detailed system architecture. Oversees and coordinates development of technical specifications for all next generation EHT subsystems. Oversees and coordinates engineering design and analysis (mechanical, optical, microwave, electronic and signal processing), as well as proposal preparation and formal documentation.
    2. Administers configuration management; establishes and maintains consistency of a product's performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life. Sets up and assesses formal review entrance and exit criteria. Ensures that all technical developments are consistent with one another and with science objectives. Leads studies of the overall architecture and optimization of the worldwide next-generation EHT array. Maintains engineering requirements, specifications, interface documents, etc., ensuring that project milestones and budgets are successfully met.
    3. Prepares engineering input to project proposals, cost estimates, schedules, technical plans, procedures, and reports.                                                                                                                          4. Provides expert technical consultation to EHT scientists and other engineering staff worldwide in instrument design, mechanisms, materials, organizational processes, fabrication/assembly methods, and signal processing for high-bandwidth radio signals.
    5. Provides technical leadership and direction to, and liaison with contractors and subcontractors worldwide, as required. Monitors subcontractor technical activities, coordinating where required to ensure that system performance conforms to project requirements.
    6. Oversees design, fabrication, and assembly of scientific instruments and their associated support equipment, and integration of instrument systems. Ensures software design is compatible with instrument hardware. Participates in design reviews.
    7. Oversees all verification activities including verification plans and procedures, analysis and test, and hardware acceptance.
    8. Negotiates technical issues with senior officials of contracting or collaborating agencies or organizations.
    9. Makes oral and written presentations to project scientists and technical representatives of cooperating and/or contracting organizations. Contributes to papers and technical articles as required. Represents SAO on technical task forces.
    10. Performs other related duties as required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to support project activities.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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