Senior Project Engineer


Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
denton, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 8 years

Job description

Provides Senior Engineering leadership to a team representing multiple skill areas, which may include internal and external resources and customers. Develops engineering project plans to accomplish customer requirements. Assists in the development of Engineering staff; including less experienced Project Engineers.

  • • Develops statement of work (SOW) to satisfy research, ongoing development, and new business requirements.
  • • Works with customers and management to obtain SOW approval.
  • • Identifies and manages changes to SOW, assesses the impact of those changes, and incorporates as required.
  • • Negotiates proposed changes to determine modifications to deliverables, resources, costs and schedules.
  • • Leads project execution to complete the work statement.
  • • Identifies program performance metrics.
  • • Plans identifies and coordinates resources required over the life of the project or program
  • • Lead a team of up to 20 engineers. Provide planning, organization, coaching, mentoring, and training.
  • • Manages multiple priorities and competing tasks while prioritizing and assigning tasks and assignments to team members.
  • • Works constructively with other departments and vendors to gain consensus on the best plan of attack on each program issue
  • • Communicates clearly with the engineering team, other departments, the customer and vendors as required to facilitate smooth completion of the engineering package
  • • Plans an engineering package, prepares staffing plans, anticipates critical path issues and sets a schedule to meet program schedules and budgets.
  • • Provides periodic project status to upper management using the latest presentation techniques.
  • • Stays on top of a program, delivers message to GTI Engineers, and serves as the focal point and conductor for all engineering activities on a particular program.
  • • Delegates responsibility to achieve efficiency.
  • • Evaluates and approves designs, changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • • Mentor less experienced staff to grow and develop within the company.
  • • Maintains regular attendance including being at work, being on time to work and working full shifts.
  • • Other duties as assigned.

Complementary description

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in engineering or equivalent, minimum 10 years industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Employees working on programs subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations must qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, a Permanent Resident who does not work for a foreign company/foreign government/foreign governmental agency or organization, or a political asylee for legal compliance purposes.

Job requirements

  • • Working knowledge of aircraft structural, interior, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • • Structural substantiation and certification.
  • • Aviation background and aircraft interior experience required.
  • • Ability to lead team of up to 20 Engineers in productive and efficient manner to generate aircraft modification engineering.
  • • Ability to coach, train and mentor team of engineers.
  • • Ability to assess team strengths and delegate work to gain maximum results.
  • • Ability to work constructively with other departments and vendors to gain consensus on the best plan for each program issue.
  • • Ability to prepare meeting materials, and conduct design reviews as required to keep all parties informed of progress, gain team consensus and progress the engineering package to completion.
  • • Ability to plan an engineering package, prepares staffing plans, anticipate critical path issues and set a schedule to meet program schedules and budgets.
  • • Strong communication, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • • Computer skills should include the ability to use CAD systems, spreadsheets, word processing, project scheduling and project presentation software.
  • • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and have close/color vision ability to adjust focus.
  • • Ability to travel as required.
  • • Ability to work outside of core business hours as required.

Company information

Safran Cabin

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector.

Safran Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated Cabin Interiors, Catering Systems and Cargo Equipment.

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