Project Engineer, Sr.
Simi Valley, CA
Regular - Full Time
The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for the success of
project technical deliverables in collaboration with chief
engineers, subsystem technical leads, engineering functional
managers, and project managers. This role will report to the
Director of Engineering for Hardware development and provide the
technical management and coordination within product development to
bring new products or product enhancements to market.
Lead engineering teams through design, analysis, prototype,
integration, troubleshooting and verification and assist in new
product launch to production.
Improve product development processes by employing lessons
learned and best practices such as modeling and simulation, design
reviews, DFMEA, Six Sigma/ lean product development, DFX, and
Coordinate cross functional teams through meetings and progress
measurement activity which bring distinct, specific projects to
completion both on time and within budget
Drive development of subsystem specifications, characterization
& performance evaluations in support of system requirements.
Manage Prototype builds, key suppliers, contractors and 3rd
party design service providers/consultants
Develop and/or improve tools and processes to efficiently
generate and communicate engineering schedule and resource
estimates as well as project technical status, risk & metrics
Manage day-to-day technical aspects for the project, including
facilitating cross-discipline decision making, design reviews,
defect tracking, engineering tasks/schedule/status management,
issue resolution and risk management activities
Introduce methodologies and tools to improve project engineering
Use professional concepts & company objectives to resolve
complex issues in creative & effective ways
Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data
requires an evaluation of intangibles
Determine methods & procedures on new assignments and may
coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
Other duties as assigned
U.S. Citizenship is required. Must be willing to work on
government contracts and able to obtain a security clearance
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
Bachelor's degree in related Engineering field is required or
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Minimum of 8 - 12 years of related technical experience in
product development including at least 5 years of technical or
Proven and demonstrated experience with full product development
life cycle from concept to production with proven track-record of
launching new products to production
Proven and demonstrated execution of product development methods
and best practices
Experienced leading integrated product teams
Strong technical knowledge and experience in order to understand
and evaluate design and development activity across the engineering
Ability to analyze the assigned project, break down work into
functional disciplines and/or subsystems and create design/develop
Strong organization, facilitation and negotiation skills
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Advanced technical degree preferred
Familiarity with aerospace military/defense contracting
environment highly desirable
Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and
evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Demonstrated ownership, accountability, and success to deliver
products that meet requirements on time and on budget
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment,
where small teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and
meet company objectives
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and
enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the
team above one's own interests
Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use
hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard
This position requires the use of information which is subject
to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR).
To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants
must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or,
green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.
1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to
have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract
requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.
Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including
medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work
schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about
our company benefit offerings please visit:
We also encourage you to review our company website at
http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems.
Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul
MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation
for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the
world’s most widely used military drones and created the first
submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative
vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent
collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and
tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable
intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty –
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment
designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems.
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military
services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational
awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne
reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer,
M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws.
We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment
opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment
regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran
and all others that may appy.