As an engineering group lead within AEVEX Aerospace, you will be responsible for the supervision, development and tasking of a group of engineers who share your specific discipline along. Group Leads are also valuable contributors to project goals within their discipline. Working across projects, gr

Group Lead, Engineering (Systems)

AEVEX Aerospace • 
Tampa, Florida, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

As an engineering group lead within AEVEX Aerospace, you will be responsible for the supervision, development and tasking of a group of engineers who share your specific discipline along. Group Leads are also valuable contributors to project goals within their discipline. Working across projects, group leads ensure that the right engineers are solving the right problems for specific programs and projects. Group leads need to be experts in their field and have a passion for the hiring and development of engineers at all levels within their careers. This includes mentoring, training, and assignments, as well as performance reviews and career advancement.

Essential Functions

  • Designs, implements, and refines product development, testing, and manufacturing processes.
  • Supervise and manage assignments and career development of assigned staff.
  • Leads teams in the development of new products, solutions, and processes.
  • Oversees and contributes to project logistics and resource allocation.
  • Strives to improve efficiency and sustainability of processes and product designs, and to reduce
  • Secures the resources needed for teams to excel, including researching and proposing capital
  • Helps to create and oversee project budgets and engages in cost management strategies.
  • Attends trade shows and conferences and makes site visits to suppliers facilities.
  • Advocates on behalf of team members by securing adequate resources for success.
  • Communicates technical information to non-technical stakeholders, including investors, senior management and potential customers.
  • Maintains high-level expertise in their field or sector.
  • Assures that processes meet quality and safety compliance guidelines.
  • Collaborates with other team leaders and departments.
  • Forges and maintains relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the companys policies and practices.
  • Embodies AEVEXs cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company


  • Personnel and project management skills
  • Expert-level knowledge of sector technology and processes
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership, team building, and mentoring skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Data analytics skills and experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible thinking, including the ability to pivot and try new approaches when faced with challenges
  • Organizational, planning, and documentation skills
  • Proficiency in using presentation software to explain complex information to non-technical management personnel and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages simultaneously
  • Past use of Agile/Scrum or similar collaborative tools a plus
  • Experience using computer-aided design (CAD) platforms
  • Experience using Confluence and JIRA software tools

Education / Certifications:

  • BS in engineering required
  • Masters degree in engineering or MBA a plus
  • 4-5 years relevant work experience
  • 1-2 years management experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment

Security Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Top-Secret/SCI DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The companys capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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