Sr. Project Engineer

October 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$108,160 - $162,240
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Job Description


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.

Position Responsibilities

  • 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 customer feedbacks
  • 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 excellence
  • 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
  • This position is Hybrid/Remote and is required to work onsite 2-3 days per week (as needed) at the Wilmington, MA Office
  • 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 program leadership
  • 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 disciplines
  • Ability to analyze the assigned project, break down work into functional disciplines and/or subsystems and create design/develop plans
  • 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 products
  • 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 communication skills
  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $108,160 - $162,240

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    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: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. 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 – and succeed.

    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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

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