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Electrical Power Conversion and Distribution IPT Lead

  •  Posted 19 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Centennial, CO
  •  R0010119

We are seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related Engineering field and at least 10 years of relevant experience. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to design and create the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow.

As the Electrical Power Conversion and Distribution Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, you will be responsible for the following: 

  • Developing all aspects of supplemental electrical power conversion and distribution 
  • Providing a system and design installation that provides all users with the correct power type and supply at the correct location. Additionally the design shall cover all safety aspects, control and indication of the power systems and the required modifications to the air vehicle. This includes all structural, electrical, and power system modifications required to accommodate these changes. 
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other groups to gather all inputs to define interfaces and ensure operability with the other mission systems.  
  • Planning and execution all aircraft ground and flight test to demonstrate functionality. 
  • Working with your team to divide the workshare between internal and external capability and generate Statements of Work (SOWs) to flow to potential sub-contractors. Once on contract, the lead shall ensure the sub-contractor has the information and communications necessary to complete their task in scope and on time. In addition, the IPT lead will monitor subcontractor progress to ensure program success.

At SNC’s ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) team we are a leading manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for high-performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and aviation systems. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations and provide a turnkey approach to enable our customers to focus on their mission. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and at least 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance


  • Knowledge of:
    • Aircraft Electrical Interconnect Systems (EWIS) and the associated regulations
    • Aircraft power generation, conversion, and distribution systems and necessary considerations in order to modify and certify within FAA and military regulations.
    • Requirement comprehension and derived requirement development for electrical power conversion
    • DO-160/MIL-STD-810 Qualification testing procedures for equipment qualification
    • FAA and/or military certification regulations for part 23/25 for fixed wing and/or part 27/29 for rotorcraft and MIL-HDBK-516C
  • Proficiency in simulations through functional and logical models and system analysis
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Experience composing and analyzing Electrical Load Analysis (ELA), circuit modeling, simulation and analysis
  • Familiarity with design requirements related to High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) and Indirect Effects of Lightening (IEL)
  • Knowledge of industry standard electrical design principles, to include, but not limited to model-based definition, electrical component selection, manufacturing and production processes
  • Familiar with Electro Magnetic Effects (EME) to include, Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Experience in digital or analog circuit design and schematic capture


This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC