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Project Engineer - Propulsion MQ-1

Location: Poway
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Engineer within our Propulsion Engineering group that is teamed with the world-renowned engine development team at Cosworth to develop a new 2.0 Liter turbocharged, 4 cylinder diesel engine. This clean sheet of paper design is going through the full range of design verification, validation and qualification tests at the engine level, and then goes into flight test on a new generation Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) being developed for the US Army.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct all activities for assigned engineering project(s) from inception through completion including planning and managing technical performance to attain quality, business, and financial objectives.
Prepare estimates and contribute to the preparation of proposals, Statements of Work, technical requirements/specifications, budgets and terms/conditions of contract(s).
Develop detailed schedules in MS Project to identify and manage critical path and ensure project maintains schedule and budget
Coordinate and interface with management and customer representatives, contractors, and engineering groups concerning projects. Primary technical contact for assigned projects.
Develop PowerPoint presentations and technical reports of findings and communicate results through technical presentations to engineering staff, management and customers.
Represent Project Engineering team at stakeholder meetings such as change control boards, design reviews, and technical interchange meetings.
Develop detailed work instructions for field modifications
Provide technical support for integration, verification, and validation of new and existing systems
Coordinate development and troubleshooting activities between production, field support and functional engineering teams
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

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; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
Aviation industry experience in reciprocating diesel propulsion systems is desired.
Experience with systems test and qualification on aircraft systems is desired.
Familiarity with Government guidelines, regulations and certification for propulsion systems is desired.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required.
U.S. citizenship required.
Able to work extended hours as required.
Willing to travel up 25%.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Project Engineer - Propulsion MQ-1, Engineering , Poway, California

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