Job Listing Description

Lead System Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Lead System Engineer, in Burnsville, MN.


  • Prepares and maintains project plans, budgets, and staffing requirements to ensure that all action item lists are completed, and project quality expectations are met.
  • Estimates costs, resources, and time required to complete projects to ensure business targets are met.
  • Gathers and analyzes data to monitor projects progress in terms of cost, schedule and technical specifications to facilitate operations and ensure that established objectives and budgets are achieved.
  • Prepares and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project(s) to ensure that established targets are met.
  • Identifies and escalates project problems and supports resolutions to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  • Manage project assignments with the various functional organizations to ensure alignment with overall project objectives.
  • Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion.
  • Oversees and coordinates the administrative and operational aspects of ongoing projects within program guidelines.
  • Liaises between project management and planning, project teams, and line management.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Reviews project and budget status, manages schedules and prepares reports.
  • Monitors and assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Represents the client as the primary customer contact for projects.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned on projects in technical manufacturing and administrative areas.
  • Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Meets program schedules and budgets and maintains the integrated master schedules for project(s).

Education Requirements:
BS Degree in Engineering required along with the following:
  • 7+ years of Design Engineering experience with 5+ years of Engineering project leadership experience (or a minimum of 5 years of experience with an Advanced Degree, plus 2+ years of Project Leadership).
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in regulated industry, e.g., aerospace, medical, preferred.
  • Experience with the following Engineering disciplines/technology areas preferred: mechanical design & qualification, systems architecture, requirements management, electrical design & qualification, MEMS.
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience throughout product life cycle, i.e., Bid & Proposal through Entry Into Service.
  • Applicant must be familiar with MS Project Server 2007/2010/2013 or similar project management tools and MS Office.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management.
  • Familiarity with aerospace industry development and certification processes preferred, including exposure to RTCA/DO-178, RTCA/DO- 160, RTCA/DO-254, and SAE ARP4754.

Job Number: 2010113304
Job Location: Burnsville, MN
Duration: 24 months
Input Date: 03/24/2020
Attention: Mike Flanery
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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