Senior Electrical Engineer - Gogo Commercial Aviation

Req ID:  33761
Travel:  Less than 10%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for generating, checking and approving electrical design drawings (i.e. Wiring Diagrams, Harness Assembly, Routing and Clamping) for modifications to commercial & business aircraft.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Accomplish detailed electrical design of aircraft equipment installations and alterations (antennas, avionics equipment, interior components).
  • Prepare and/or check documentation as necessary to satisfy customer, company and regulatory to highs standards & requirements.
  • Work in a challenging & fast-paced environment to quickly resolve electrical manufacturing and installation problems.
  • Participate in internal and external program review meetings
  • Represent Intelsat as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all technical aspects relating to aircraft electrical systems with customers, suppliers, FAA and oversees aviation regulatory organizations
  • Responsible for providing mentoring support and guidance to Associate Engineers and Designers.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Formulate, implement and track engineering programs to achieve overall goals, technical requirements, schedules, contracts, specifications or for problems encountered in design, development and installation.
  • Provide electrical engineering guidance/counsel and communicate program information within the organization and supporting groups.
  • Create department standards/processes and provide follow-on training
  • Develop design Certification documents, such as Wire Routing Assessment, System Safety Assessment, Electrical Load Analysis, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, EWIS Assessment, Technical Publication Manuals
  • Provide guidance to the development teams as it relates to regulatory and industry standards


You should definitely have:

  • A passion to deliver to requirements, on-time and within budget
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation and teaming skills
  • Extensive experience with design for integration of Electrical systems into Commercial and Business aircraft
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical aviation discipline or equivalent related aircraft electrical systems design work experience.


It would be nice if you had:

  • 8+ years’ experience with electrical systems design documentation and related STC development processes
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations and equivalent foreign regulations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with individuals at all internal levels of the organization and externally with clients.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively with team members and cross functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to forecast, anticipate problems and proactively address issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and other project and engineering related software programs.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


About Us:

Gogo Commercial Aviation, an Intelsat company is the inflight internet company, recently acquired by Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite network operator. Our offerings bring worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services that make internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy, Metra and L-friendly environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.


Other Job Info:

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.



  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago