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Project Engineer

General Atomics

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 29, 2021.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: As an Engineering lead works in concert with Chief Engineer, and Project Manager, to lead system and product development efforts.

Represents the engineering functional organization to Project Management of assigned programs and projects.

Evaluates the integration of the engineering solution within the overall engineering environment; and ensures that appropriate documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates are completed, in accordance with Systems Engineering best practices.

Ensures that program technical resource needs are defined and met by working with the functional organizations to identify and secure appropriate staffing.

Responsible for ensuring the entire engineering effort is accurately captured in the program integrated master schedule (IMS) and budget Assist in the management and execution of the IMS Lead development of engineering inputs to program IMS Provide day-to-day prioritization of tasks as planned in engineering schedule Work with PM/scheduler to update engineering estimates to complete Accountable for Engineering tasks budget, schedule and technical performance Tracking and reporting of engineering schedule metrics Participate in program risk management identification, assessment, tracking and reporting.

Lead preparation and execution of major program milestone reviews (System Requirement Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and Test and Operation Readiness review) ensuring entrance and exit criteria are satisfied.

Supports development of interface control documents, software requirement specifications, performance specifications, and review test plans/procedures.

Supports the integration, verification, validation and documentation of requirements through the system development cycle.

Communicates with engineering professionals, solution users, and management throughout the solution development cycle, and represents the company as a prime technical contact on contracts and/or projects.

Leads support for proposals/white papers, and interfaces with customers as well as providing formal documentation to make technical presentations as required.

Supports technical leadership on product design, development and improvement projects in concert with Program Management.

Works with functional engineering leads to develop Basis of Estimates for engineering support to projects.

Presents engineering work products in periodic reviews to senior staff and customers.

Formulates plans, typically long-term, for solution(s) development, documentation, and deployment, as well as meeting various compliance, reporting, and safety standards.

Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a willingness to perform other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD.

May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, enabling an effective interface with customers and other departments and/or professionals; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

Ability to demonstrate an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

Must have experience leading multidisciplinary engineering teams.

Requires flexibility, persistence, consistent display of composure, and skill in achieving shared goals when handling competing high priorities with rapid turnaround time in a multi-contract environment.

Multi-tasking team player with a hands-on approach; customer-focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

Must be capable of working with the engineering team and program management to drive resolution of issues by reaching mutually agreeable solutions.

Must have working knowledge of EVMS, experience as a cost account manager (CAM) is desired.

Understanding of Risk Management processes, practices and policies in order to implement risk management on executing programs as well as assessment in support of proposals.

Must be proficient in creation and maintenance of schedules using Microsoft Project.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required and familiarity with Windchill, Atlassian, and SAP software products are desired.

Familiar with agile project management practices, experience as an agile team member is desired.

Experience with Requirements Management Systems, support requirements and lifecycle planning and integration for DOD systems is desired.

Must demonstrate strong leadership, technical, team and project-management skills.

Must have proposal development and project planning experience to include development of basis of estimates.

Repeatedly demonstrated ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

Has broad, multi-disciplinary technical expertise and a history of applying of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice.

Working knowledge/experience of space systems product lines and customers and DOD experience is highly desired.

US Citizenship is required.

Willingness to go above and beyond to meet customer commitments and program deadlines.

Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is desired.

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