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Project Engineer II

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Software Engineering
Wallops Island, VA, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.


Rocket Lab is adding a dedicated Project Engineer II to assist in developing our ground systems infrastructure. The Project Engineer II will be responsible for the management of the engineering and technical disciplines of ongoing projects as well as champion the proper implementation of all the elements of those projects. 

To be a successful in this role you will have the ability to work with multiple cross discipline projects and demonstrate excellent project management, communication, and supervision skills. You will also have high level decision-making skills as well as a good understanding of engineering change processes. 


  • Track Project budget and timelines in high fidelity to ensure targets are met 
  • Liaise with stakeholders across RL to gather requirements and ensure all teams project needs are met. 
  • Manage Contractors onsite to ensure they meet expectations and deliver on timelines 
  • Provide onsite support and troubleshooting 
  • Work within GSE to ensure each project has the staffing to match its real-time workloads 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Project Engineering or other technical discipline. 
  • 2+ years' experience as a Project Engineer in an industrial or new space environment. 
  • 2+ years hands on experience with Gantt Chart timelining and related planning tools.  
  • A strong working knowledge of Engineering design and the ability to read engineering drawings. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite of tools. 
  • Strong understanding of the Engineering Change Process. 


  • Knowledge of relevant Standards/Legislation in Electrical and/or Piping 
  • The ability to work with multiple discipline projects. 
  • Must be extremely action orientated with the ability to move at pace, build alliances, and keep people engaged. 
  • Working Knowledge of CAD-NX/Solidworks/ePlan/Draftsight 

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at [email protected].This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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