In this job, you are the technical owner of an engineering product across its rapid lifecycle from prototype to production and fielded product support. Essential Functions:Acts as the Technical Director for the assigned UAS platform, accountable for managing all aspects of product design, production

Sr. Project Engineer

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

In this job, you are the technical owner of an engineering product across its rapid lifecycle from prototype to production and fielded product support.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as the Technical Director for the assigned UAS platform, accountable for managing all aspects of product design, production, testing, and support.Responsible for the full life cycle development and sustainment from concept to retirement of assigned UAS platform.
  • Provides Interface between Project Management, Design, and Production team
  • Co-chairs (with Program Management) the Air Vehicle Change Control Board (CCB) for the assigned UAS platform and coordinates design upgrades and corrective actions with quality, manufacturing engineering, production, and supply chain management.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of AS9100 design and development processes to ensure that products meet required specifications for quality, function, and reliability prior to delivery.
  • Accountable for Developing and documenting system and subsystem-level requirements and interfaces in coordination with suppliers and the design team. Responsible for verification of the as designed solution to those requirements.
  • Responsible for defining system and subsystem interfaces and translation of those requirements across a multi-disciplinary team that they manage.
  • Responsible for leading a team of engineers and contractors to ensure a total technical solution is within scope, and budget and being delivered to the customer on time.


  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following fields: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 10 years of relevant experience leading teams in the development of aircraft, unmanned systems, and/or other complex electromechanical systems.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills, particularly in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.
  • Experience in:
    • Developing and tailoring System Engineering processes based on program cost, schedule, and risk tolerance
    • Developing requirements traceability verification matrix (RVTM) and supporting the verification analysis and testing.
    • Experience with ISO 9001/AS9100 standards in a design and manufacturing environment
    • Using System Engineering tools to document and manage project requirements
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Must be able to travel 0-25 within and outside CONUS
  • The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Masters Degree in Engineering preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; and the ability to read and understand technical requirements documents required
  • Experience in the following areas preferred:
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
    • Flight testing
    • RC Aircraft or UAS
    • JIRA task management
  • Effective problem-solving and analytical skills required
  • Required to display strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet project/company objectives.
  • Required to focus on teamwork and puts the success of the team above ones own interests.

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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