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KBR EOS Collision Avoidance Engineer in Greenbelt, Maryland


EOS Collision Avoidance Engineer

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We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

KBR is seeking a Collision Avoidance Engineer to join the Earth Observing System team at Goddard Space Flight Center. Aqua, Aura and Terra satellites are all very important and costly assets for NASA, which must be protected at all times. The most catastrophic threat to any of these assets is a collision with another object in space. For this reason, it is imperative that the EOS team performs in-depth Collision Avoidance support and analysis for its satellites at all times.

The EOS Collision Avoidance Engineer will develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of propulsive maneuvers for the EOS missions (Terra, Aqua, and Aura). The EOS Collision Avoidance Engineer will perform CA trending and data analysis on a daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term basis. This position will report directly to the EOS Flight Operations Team (FOT) Manager.


  • Work with the ESMO Management, FDS, CARA and other FOT engineers for High Interest Event (HIE) analysis and Risk Mitigation Maneuver (RMM) preparation

  • Lead the FOT in RMM preparation and provide recommendations for actions in the event of a HIE

  • Develop process improvements and enhancements for the Collision Risk Management System (CRMS) and various CA responsibilities

  • Detect issues with CA support systems and generate Discrepancy Reports (DRs)

  • Create and update procedures, test plans, and requirements related to CRMS and CA responsibilities

  • Work with the CARA Orbital Safety Analysts (OSAs) to coordinate processing of CA screening data

  • Generate scripts and tools for CA processing improvements

  • Train new GNC engineers on basic HIE analysis and CRMS functionality

  • Submit monthly statistics and other Mission Director (MD) requested reports

Required Education & Experience:

  • BS in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline

  • 8 years of related experience

  • In lieu of formal education, 12 years of directly related work experience

  • Specific contract requirements regarding education and experience will prevail

  • 5 years of spacecraft flight operations experience including multiple years of subsystem experience (EOS Flight Operations preferred)

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

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