• Civil Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    # of Openings
  • The Opportunity

    We are currently seeking a Civil Engineer III for our Aerospace and Defense Practice in Merritt Island, Florida.


    As an associate in RS&H’s Aerospace and Defense Practice, the qualified candidate will lead specialized design teams, working with Engineers, Architects, Environmental Scientists, and Planners on studies and designs of land development and infrastructure supporting vertical and horizontal launch vehicle related programs and the Department of Defense. Duties will include serving as a discipline lead and/or project manager; performing and overseeing engineering calculations, analyses, development of drawings and specifications, and supporting submittals to permitting agencies.  In addition, the Civil Engineer III will support RS&H’s commitment to Spaceport development.  As an associate working on Spaceport development projects, the qualified candidate will manage project teams and support tasks such as; feasibility and site selection studies, explosive site planning, airspace evaluations, trajectory risk analyses, sonic boom analysis, FAA licensing, and attend public participation meetings.  An understanding of launch and space vehicle systems requirements is a plus and excitement for supporting space exploration is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to independently lead a project team and make presentations to clients.



    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
    • 4+ years of relevant experience within the civil engineering discipline
    • Professional Engineering license
    • Working knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD or Civil 3D
    • Ability to work as a multi-discipline engineering team to produce constructible contract documents
    • A motivated self-starter that accepts new challenges with an open mind and maintains a great attitude
    • Due to the nature of client projects, US citizenship or permanent legal residency is required 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) experience with the Saint John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
    • Interest and understanding of rocket launch pads and ground support systems
    • Familiarity with of FAA Office of Commercial Space, NASA, US Air Force, Department of Defense, and Eastern-Wester Range Commission regulations and guidelines for launch operations
    • Project management experience

    Core Competencies:


    In addition to the position’s skills, education and experience requirements, the following RS&H competencies are considered foundational to understanding performance, now and in the future.


    ·         Teamwork

    ·         Leadership

    ·         Change Orientation

    ·         Communication

    ·         Ingenuity

    ·         Client Focus

    The Team

    We partner with NASA and commercial space launch providers to lead in the next era of space exploration. Having worked on nearly every type of aerospace structure since the 1960s, our professionals are experts in designing both manned and unmanned orbital and suborbital launch facilities, processing buildings, and ground support equipment. While we have a longstanding history in this field, it’s the future that excites us. Join us and help shape it!

    The Company

    RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms and have worked in over 50 countries across the globe.  With a tradition that began in 1941, RS&H is an employee-owned firm committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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