Sr. Project Engineer


Key information

Electrical and mechatronics
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Irvine, California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

1) Summary of Job Purpose:

A Sr. Project Engineer is needed to lead, execute and direct all aspects of the development, design, testing, and field deployment for horizontal stabilizer trim system (HSTS) consisting of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) and horizontal stabilizer control unit (HSCU)

2) Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
o Leading/directing the efforts of a cross-functional engineering team for all engineering development and test activities. Teams could include systems, mechanical, software, electrical, safety, quality, packaging, manufacturing, and test equipment engineers.
o Being the key technical interface between Program Management/Functional Management/External Customers.
o Develop and track engineering plans, schedules and budgets.
o Provide staffing plans that meet project milestones and budget
o Coordinate all engineering change activities for all drawings and solid models
o Define, tailor and manage the engineering product development process including coordinating the conduct of internal technical reviews, external technical reviews and program milestone reviews such as PDR and CDR.
o Responsible for identification of technical and project related risks; development and execution of risk mitigation strategies.
o Contribute technically including some or all of the following: Development of DO254/178 planning documents, definition and flow down of requirements from customer specification to module level; development of architecture/solutions to meet customer's requirements; development of system and controller test strategies and plans.
o Support the Program Manager for: planning the overall program; securing and allocating resources from the engineering functional managers; reporting program status to the customer and management; satisfying contract requirements and deliverables and providing EVMS status and variance report.

Job requirements

Education / Experience:
o Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution
o Minimum of 5 years of mechanical engineering experience as performing project engineering tasks
o Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
o This position requires use of information or access to hardware, which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Candidates external to Safran: No relocation offered with this position. Only considering candidates within a 50-mile radius of the Safran Electronics and Defense, Avionics USA, LLC Irvine facility.

Skills and Abilities:
o Understanding of product lifecycle from conception through qualification
o Prior experience working with or managing multi-disciplinary teams
o Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
o Experience presenting to internal and external customers
o Ability to work independently and as part of a team
o Proven planning, and organizational and negotiation skills for effective team manage

Specificity of the job

Less than 10%

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

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