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Virgin Galactic Regulatory Specialist in Las Cruces, New Mexico

As a Project Specialist supporting the Regulatory team at Virgin Galactic you will support critical activities towards establishing and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements related to our vehicles and mission operations. You will act as the team focal for ensuring that all activities are planned, tracked, and closed per program schedules.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Act as team liaison with stakeholders to develop long-term project schedules, timelines, and deliverables and ensure those goals are met throughout the project's lifetime.

•Facilitate communication between all project stakeholders and collaborators.

•Run project update meetings with agendas and synthesize information into coherent report outs.

•Monitor project risks (both technical and business) and work with collaborators to develop mitigation plans.

•Ensure project artifacts are organized, maintained, stored, and shared with project team members for efficient retrieval and use. This will include establishing traceability and relationships between artifacts and data objects as required in our regulatory model.

•Work with data architects to develop and continually refine our regulatory model.

•Coordinate with stakeholders in the preparation of data packages as may be required for documenting compliance activities.

•Prepare data packages and compile artifacts in support of varied licensing, certification, and reporting standards as may be required by regulators (FAA, FCC, etc.).

•Demonstrate high level of teamwork and collaboration in communicating, planning, negotiating, decision-making, and leadership.

•Foster partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders and communities.


•Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in aerospace or similar industry having technical regulatory requirements. Flight, manufacturing, or maintenance operations experience within an aerospace organization is a plus.

•Associate degree or better

•Demonstrated project management skills (Certified Associate Project Manager/CAPM or similar certification a plus)

•Ability to multitask and effectively manage several parallel subprojects concurrently

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Must have above-average software skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook

•Experience in relational database management or data modeling a plus

The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $79,300.00–$121,000.00. The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit https://vgcareers.virgingalactic.com/global/en/benefits (https://vgcareers.virgingalactic.com/global/en/benefits.)

Who We Are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible.

Export Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Person (either a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident or a protected individual as defined 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) or be able to obtain the required authorization from either the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The applicant must also not be included in the list of Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. See list here .

EEO Statement

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


Virgin Galactic is committed to a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants post offer and active teammates are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. This can include pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and accident related drug and alcohol testing.