Senior Project Engineer
The Project Engineer 4 (PE4) is responsible for the development, design, test, verification, validation, documentation, qualification, support and release of variety of complex electromechanical components and equipment with mechanical, electronics and software content. The PE4 has extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of design and product support of aircraft equipment and systems and will be able to troubleshoot the equipment successfully and lead in failure root cause analysis. The PE4 extends technical leadership and is able to lead a team of 3 or more engineers and effectively operate in a cross functional team with members of other departments / partners.
The PE4 interprets customer requirements documents and relate them successfully to the design of new products to meet those requirements. The PE4 is fluent in aircraft regulatory requirements and is able to identify improvement opportunities in the equipment to meet the ever changing needs of the customers. Responsible for the complex electro-mechanical equipment fulfilling the overall system operation, the PE4 has attained the expert level knowledge of the project/system for which s/he is responsible and is responsible for all aspects of safety and regulatory compliance.
Summary of Duties:
-Is responsible for the creation and execution of product strategies, product IR&D,
and product life cycle management.
-Provides technical leadership and guidance to other engineers with the capacity
to mentor and train engineering staff
-Supports proposal activities including identifying applicable innovative
technology and providing engineering resource estimation
-Monitors project performance metrics, and provide monthly updates to his/her
manager on project NRC status (ITD, EAC, variance to plan), product DTC and DTW
status. Works with Program Management and Sales to manage all out-of-scope
requests and assists with assertions.
-Works independently and/or with a team composed of various disciplines
including program management, sales and marketing, operations. Leads and oversees all aspects of product design life cycle including research, proposal,
development and production phases.
-Develops project and/or development plans including schedules, budgets and
necessary design resources.
-Thoroughly translates equipment specification into a work breakdown structure
and product breakdown structure, equipment / component specifications, and
allocate software and hardware requirements.
-Creates, maintains and checks the lifecycle documentation for aerospace
products such as equipment development plan, validation and verification plan /
procedures, qualification plan / procedures. Evaluates or generates Engineering
Change Requests (ECRs) as appropriate. The project engineer is responsible for
the on-time release of the lifecycle documents in compliance to the program
-Ensures compliance of design solutions to performance, safety, reliability,
structural, thermal, electrical, quality, design and material requirements and
performs analyses and testing regime to ensure robust engineering design.
Seeks guidance from technical experts when appropriate.
-Champions continuous improvement of product design, including product differentiation and competitiveness, manufacturability improvements and component standardization.
-Coordinates with internal and external customers as well as vendors and suppliers to ensure critical issues are addressed in a timely fashion. Interfaces with strategic partners as the engineered product development focal.
-Works with OEMs, airlines, and airworthiness authorities to certify equipment for use on commercial, military, and private aircraft.
-Performs/supports development and validation tests for electronic hardware and software integration.
-Conducts hands on troubleshooting of the verification and qualification failure and perform root cause analyses
-Prepares presentations and leads design reviews for the given work package or product
-Takes pride in producing high quality work that is free of errors
-Contributes to continuous improvement of the engineering department.
-Understands and follows Safran Systems procedures related to product development, project management and configuration management.
-Employs a formal requirements-based engineering.
-Bachelor's degree (B.S. in Electrical or Computer Sciences) or equivalent
-12+ years of related experience
-Maintains good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
from internal customers such as project engineers and system engineers.
-Vast in depth product and competitive industry intelligence such as competitors
IP activities. Viewed as an industry leader in the subject matter
-Possess in depth and extensive knowledge of manufacturing methods to allow “best fit” for new product development
-Thorough engineering foundation in one or more disciplines such as electrical,
thermal, electromechanical, materials, structural, aerospace, and chemical fields.
-Mature written and verbal communication skills with the ability to drive consensus to a balanced decision.
-Possess strong work ethic with the commitment to excellence. Effective in
working independently or within a cross-functional team.
-Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Must use time efficiently and
develop realistic achievable action plans.
-Excellent problem solving skills based on solid technical reasoning.
-Extensive experience in product development under a regulated environment
using FAA, SAE, RTCA, OEM and industry guidelines. Knowledge of RTCA-DO160 /
178 / 254 and OEM specifications.
Additional Preferred Skills: (not required):
-Desired leadership experience in Aerospace
-Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
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