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Project Engineer, Staff

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Project Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

This position has multiple job openings and may be filled at multiple levels.


  • Develops and manages the strategic approach and work breakdown structure for commercial space station systems in compliance with a prescribed product lifecycle development process.
  • Identifies and interviews stakeholders for the purpose of developing effective product requirement specifications.
  • Defines and manages scope & resource (both personnel & budgetary) allocation for assigned projects.
  • Maintains a product data management strategy in accordance with the company’s Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Develops product breakdown structures of major assemblies related to project scope.
  • Executes product development in accordance with Agile development philosophy (scrum teams, daily stand ups, product sprint demos).
  • Supports cross-disciplinary collaboration as needed for effective & efficient product development.
  • Manages trade studies to facilitate the closure of major project decision points.
  • Decomposes large-scale objectives into clear and concise tasks, then assigns these tasks accordingly across a product development team.
  • Manages subcontractor & vendor scope, tasking, contract terminology, and contract execution, as applicable.
  • Takes responsibility for all major project milestones and associated entrance & exit criteria.
  • Communicates & presents findings during development and major milestone events to stakeholders and program leadership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10-15 years of project engineering experience preferred.
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling software or similar computer aided design tool preferred.
  • Experience with PDM software such as SolidWorks Product Data Management (PDM) or similar.
  • Spaceflight hardware design background preferred.
  • Experience with project management software (Microsoft Project, Primavera P6) preferred.
  • Experience with Atlassian suite preferred.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside of office work or travel, depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
  • Candidates applying for Engineering positions are required to have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. For more information on included programs, please visit Home - ABET

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.