Chief Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-China Lake
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level


BAI, a defense contractor, is seeking a Chief Engineer for our expanding work force in Ridgecrest, California (China Lake). Opportunities for career advancement, excellent benefits and long-term stability are some of the advantages of our growing, employee-focused company.



  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations.
  • Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors.
  • Working at the customer's site with government personnel to ensure program success.


  • Manages and coordinates organization, branch, plant, or department operation strategies and activities.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of organization policies, practices, procedures, and attainment of operating goals.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports, records, and directives, and confers with managers/supervisors to obtain data required for planning activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered.
  • Assigns, or delegates responsibility for, specified work or functional activities and disseminates policies and objectives to supervisors/staff.




Minimum 20 years of combined aviation and management experience.

At least 3 years of experience providing guidance and direction to lower-level technical/engineering managers, and providing technical support on advanced engineering issues.




MS/MA Degree in relevant technical field.

ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: A BS or BA degree and an additional four (4) years of experience.



Condition of employment - must have a DoD Secret Security Clearance.



The applicant must have US citizenship at time of application.


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