GNC (Guidance, Navigation, & Control) Engineer Intern

GN&C Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department GN&C Engineering
Employment Type Intern

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  

Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic GNC (Guidance, Navigation, & Control) Engineer Intern to join our BCT Summer in Space Internship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants must be enrolled fall semester 2022. This will be a full-time position for the summer for approximately 10 weeks, starting near the end of May 2023.

Title: GNC (Guidance, Navigation, & Control) Engineer Intern

Position Type: Summer Internship

Pay Range: $27.56 - $29.29 hour (Salary rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette, CO

Job Responsibilities:

  • With assistance from a mentor: Develop and maintain technical budgets for vehicle performance.
  • With assistance from a mentor: Develop and manage system requirements and verification techniques.
  • With assistance from a mentor: Develop simulations and perform analysis across vehicle functions.
  • Assist in creating test methods and plans for new developments.
  • Develop, in collaboration with team members, interface specifications, CONOPS definition, and other design documents.
  • Assist with customer meetings and facilitate technical exchanges with customers.
  • Assist with proposals and facilitate technical exchanges with the engineering team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a degree from a four-year university. Must be working towards a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics Major, or equivalent technical discipline
  • Strong ability to work in teams and collaborate with peers and internal customers
  • Strong analytical skills – comfortable working with quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly and effectively multi-task
  • Effective communication skills; comfortable working in a team environment; high energy and desire to learn
  • Demonstrated leadership experience through school or extracurricular projects

Position Details:

  • 3-month paid internship
  • 40 hours per week
  • No relocation assistance

Working Conditions:
This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filling cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or

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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    GN&C Engineering
  • Employment Type