Engineering Team Lead

Department: Testing

Location: Littleton, CO

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: Yes

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to finish the job quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions. The specialized staff at RMSL combines their exceptional knowledge with a passion for excellence.


Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for an Engineering Team Lead. This position is full time, at-will exempt and will report to the Director of RMSL.


Duties Include

  • Oversee, mentor, manage, and lead engineering teams consisting of technical staff on project-related tasks

  • Work with engineers, scientists and technicians to design, coordinate, develop and execute technically in accordance with Project Charters and Statements of Work that meet project and customer requirements while placing safety at the forefront

  • Assist with business development opportunities through proposal writing and customer interactions via follow-on work

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of safe scale-up procedures of hazardous materials; recommend changes and improvements to current test processes and operations

  • Review experimental data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and expectation of result

  • Interface with RMSL customers, teammates, and partners in a professional manner

  • Compliance in restricted information security regulations

  • Compliance in explosive storage and handling regulations; rigorously enforces safe practices and policies

  • Development of safety process standards and requirements

  • Design, source selection, installation, maintenance, and operation of specialized instrumentation, process, and testing equipment

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, core values, and culture of RMSL

Required Skills

  • Experience with dynamic experimentation and high-speed instrumentation (data and video)

  • Excellent verbal and written technical communication skills and desire to lead and manage projects; collaborate with colleagues and mentor fellow engineers

  • Analytical skills to include developing assessment metrics (both subjective and objective), identify data collection requirements, analyzing data, and summarize technical results clearly and effectively

  • Robust problem-solving skills, the ability to learn from doing, personal accountability, process-oriented, and a positive and professional attitude

  • Follows safety and standard operating procedures, and execute test plans accordingly

  • Project management experience leading, directing, and managing projects

  • Researches and resolves problems efficiently, accurately, and in a timely manner, and elevates when necessary

  • Self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with very little to no direction with an attitude of neatness, timeliness, orderliness, and accuracy

  • Ability to work as a valued cross-functional team member and allocate resources and personnel as needed to execute projects successfully

  • Clearly communicates issues and roadblocks up the chain of command to maintain sprint scope, efficiency, and productivity

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office suite of software applications including Word, Outlook, Project, and Excel

  • Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift 25 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor daily

  • Required to bend, sit, stand, and lift to perform job effectively

  • Work and operate in an office, laboratory, and outdoor test range environment

  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary to meet mission critical goals and timelines

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in a test environment that included explosives or firearms highly desired

  • Experience in scale-up of energetic materials

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering or related field with 3+ years or more of relevant professional experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience leading engineering projects and teams

  • Must possess U.S. Citizenship

  • Ability to pass an ATF “Responsible Party” background check and obtain State of Colorado Explosives Blaster permit

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance

Work Environment

  • Employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, high pressures and temperatures, high decibel noise, energetic materials, as well as ballistic and explosive devices while using appropriate test and safety procedures with personal protective equipment.

  • Fast-paced, team-oriented environment where constant iteration, agility, improvement, and innovation is key to the success of the team

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Must be able to start within 2-3 weeks of offer. Relocation for this position is available.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. To submit a resume and cover letter or If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please use the link below to select your career of interest We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)