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Engineering Project Lead

Chipton-Ross is seeking an Engineering Project Lead for an opening in Alpharetta, GA.

We are searching for an Engineering Project Lead (EPL) who manages the technical aspects of a specific program or effort and ensures technical, schedule and cost targets are met. The EPL is similar to the Program Manager (PM) in nature, just more functionally focused with the PM as his/her primary customer. The EPL is both a project manager and technical leader/expert. An EPL’s duties are broad in nature and may encompass multiple phases of a product’s lifecycle to include Pursuit, Development, Production or Post-Delivery Support.
While possessing technical expertise and experience, the individual will coordinate and lead the technical activities in support of the larger Integrated Product Team (IPT) efforts versus accomplishing the technical tasks him/herself. The EPL plans, schedules and directs the engineering support of the program, and keeps the team on plan through proactive engagement, constant and robust communication/ collaboration and focused risk management. He/she is responsible for, and has authority over, all engineering resources associated with or in support of the program and must continually engage and collaborate with engineering functional leadership to ensure the necessary resources and support are available.

For this specific opportunity, the expected project is the establishment and managing of a new source for circuit card assembly of a complex design with a challenging set of constraints. The project will only be successful with outstanding communication, collaboration, and accountability to get the job done. Specific experience managing contract manufacturers or circuit card assembly is desired.
•Partner with the Program Manager (PM) and larger Integrated Product Team (IPT) to ensure the success of the Program…technical, schedule and cost targets properly defined and met
•In drawing his/her support from the engineering function, the EPL must constantly engage the other cross-functional leaders, defending the Program’s needs and priorities while working with the leadership to understand and accommodate the demands of competing Division needs
•Interface and work closely with the customer(s) on technical and contractual requirements, and anticipate and fulfill customer needs to ensure 100% customer satisfaction and continued business expansion; negotiate as required and obtain positive resolution
•Working in conjunction with PM and Proposal Lead, to decompose business case and customer contract requirements into Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements, develop the detailed Basis of Estimates (BOEs), construct viable Integrated Master Plan and Schedule (IMP/IMS), determine technical deliverables and associated program risks and opportunities
•Lead the technical development of the program. Serve as the focal point for all engineering development, product definition, resource allocation, task assignment and completion, problem solving and decision making necessary to accomplish IPT charter.
•Direct the engineering team assigned to the program, manage their performance and, through a matrix structure, oversee their participation within the program
•Effectively communicate with the PM and serve as a leader on IPT through a collaborative, trust-based relationship, ensuring all have the latest information available
•Work with Division Leadership Team /Staff and functional groups to support the various meetings and reviews necessary to meet business objectives and commitments

•Strong background in engineering, program management, production and/or quality, complex technical product development, knowledge of avionics, related electronics and components.
•Intimate knowledge of manpower planning, milestone scheduling, traceability and processes, new product introduction, design for manufacturability; all requiring high attention to detail.
•Capable of managing and working in an environment that is fast-paced, demanding, with a focus on problem resolution and Six Sigma-based process improvement.
•Military and/or Aerospace products development and production
•Willingness to travel as position requires
•PMP Certification a plus

Accredited BS Degree in an engineering discipline; advanced degree desired, with a preference given to candidates with an MBA or business experience; Requisite years (varies by program size) in a similar technical leadership capacity, outstanding communication, negotiation, organizational and leadership skills.

9/80, 7:30 - 5:30

Job Number: 179778
Job Location: Alpharetta, GA
Rate: $110 to $130.00 DOE
Duration: 5 Months
Input Date: 06/11/2019
Attention: Silmese Graves
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808

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