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Staff Project Engineer

Company: Danbury Mission Technologies
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview:

You will have the overall responsibility for the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and technical excellence of program or project tasks. The Project Engineer (PE) will lead Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) comprised of multi-discipline engineering staff through the entire project life cycle. The PE shall serve as the primary interface between the technical IPT and the program office of the assigned project.

The Project Engineer ensures that informal and formal reviews occur throughout the project lifecycle, are properly structured, include internal non-advocates, and that all identified action items are closed in a timely manner at the conclusion of each of review phase. The Project Engineer oversees the execution of trade studies defined by the IPT and verifies that a complete flow down of the requirements and analysis of design performance is performed at the various stages of development.

A Project Engineer with a background in a specific engineering discipline may take on design development responsibilities aligned with that discipline.


In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating and maintaining the organizational tools that define the technical plan and ensure its execution to an estimated schedule and budget.
  • Working with the Chief Engineer, Systems Engineering, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Program Management to receive inputs from the disciplines required to execute the effort and generates a plan of execution based upon their inputs.
  • Being the CCB chairperson for the project, and in that role will make certain that all appropriate board members perform sufficiently thorough reviews of the artifacts presented to the board for configuration control and release.
  • Collecting inputs from the Chief Engineer and IPT to establish a technical plan for each phase of a project, including requirements analysis, design development, design refinement, qualification planning, manufacturing, AI&T activities and qualification and acceptance testing, and related data analysis.
  • Identifying, based on inputs from the IPT, changes to the technical plan including both new and obsolete tasks, rescheduling risks and opportunities, and assignment of additional or replacement resources.
  • Verifying that a proper analysis is performed of the requirements and statement of work governing the project activity by the relevant engineering disciplines.
  • Verifying that proper analyses are completed, and that all results of the trade study are fully documented to detail the reasoning for the proposed solution as identified by the Chief or Lead Systems Engineer.
  • Working with the Chief and/or Lead Systems Engineer, the Project Engineer identifies, organizes, and chairs non-advocate reviews of major or high-risk subsystems within the designed solution.
  • Working with the Chief and/or Lead Systems Engineer, the Project Engineer organizes formal reviews SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, MRR contractually required or internally specified, providing templates for presentation packages.
  • Organizing and maintaining the risk register, soliciting the IPT for risk identification. Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Optical, Systems or related field preferred). Preferred additional degree/certificate in Project Management, Engineering Management, MBA Experience Required:
      • Minimum of 10 years of engineering design experience for a given discipline
      • Minimup of 5 years of experience working within and leading engineering project IPTs
      • Experience in project estimation, resource planning, and scheduling
      • Experience leading and/or contributing on program proposal activities
      • Effective communication skills - able to communicate across all engineering disciplines, management chains, and external customers
      • Self-disciplined - able to make appropriate decisions that influence a successful product execution while maintaining compliance with business practices and policies
      • Self-directed - can work with minimal guidance or supervision
      • Effective time management skills - able to meet project deadlines/milestones under dynamic circumstances EHS/Environmental Requirements:
        • Able to lift/move computer and printer equipment

          Collaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers' requirements. We believe in our mission, and we believe in supporting our employees. We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits.

          In compliance with company policy, all newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment and must provide proof of full vaccination. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) prior to beginning employment.

          Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen (a citizen of the US and another country), the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position. You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months.

          No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

          Danbury Mission Technologies is an EqualOpportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Danbury Mission Technologies, Danbury , Staff Project Engineer, Engineering , Danbury, Connecticut

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