Launch Specialist

Location: VA - Chantilly
Req #: 5634

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


KBR is looking for a Launch Specialist to support an IC customer in Chantilly, VA. In this role you will provide engineering support to critical programs and upcoming acquisitions. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Use technical expertise to support the customer in launch planning, launch integration, and day of launch activities
  • Participate and represent the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, and other meetings) to provide technical and programmatic-based system recommendations and risk assessments
  • Provide proactive support to the Government customer and tasks
  • Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts 
  • Author, review, and coordinate documents and data to aid the Government in decision-making
  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders


  • Bachelors degree and 10 years or more experience; Masters and 8; or PhD/JD and 5 years of experience 
  • Experience with understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance, processing, and SV to LV integration
  • Knowledgeable in all types of satellite-launch interface requirements and technology, setting of requirements, ICD documentation, and associated verification approaches
  • Understanding of satellite integration and test procedures and processes, launch site satellite processing, joint launch operations, Day-of-Launch preparation and execution
  • Versed in standard launch integration requirements, range requirements, safety requirements
  • Familiar with statements of work and their structure, basic contract types and incentives
  • Ability to support launch integration and day of launch activities (CONUS and OCONUS)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Proficient at program/project management within the customer organization 
  • Experience with government and commercial systems a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Available to travel domestically and internationally

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI with CI Poly

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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