Job Listing Description

Project Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Project  Engineer, in Windsor Locks, CT.

  • The successful candidate will be working on the support of the qualification and production builds of our many different products.
  • Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for leading the IPD teams consisting of Systems Engineering, Test Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Design, Supplier Quality, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Planners, and Purchasing to drive delivery of these products within the approved budget and schedule.
  • The IPD team lead will report directly to the Program Engineering Manager, and will play a critical role in driving project execution while meeting both internal and external customer expectations.
  • Candidate will lead diverse project teams in manufacture (assembly and test), hardware refurbishment, and on orbit support activities – requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills, technical experience, and the ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Coordinating setting team meeting agendas, leading team meetings and driving action item closures.
  • Team activity scope control, including status and corrective action plans to budget challenges.
  • Coordination of engineering change activities.
  • Coordination and driving failure investigation activities.
  • Driving issue resolution closures due to assembly, test and procurement challenges.
  • Ability and desire to become and perform export classifications for the program.
  • The candidate will drive the execution of all engineering responsibilities on the program while meeting both internal and external customer expectations.
  • Direct communication with customers will be required – including daily tag-ups, weekly meetings, and quarterly meetings. 
  • This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), technical experience, and the ability to work as cross-functional team member. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Experience and familiarity with product production build and test (specifically with respect to low volume hardware).
  • Natural presence/comfortable presenting to internal and external customers.
  • Experience troubleshooting (specifically with respect to MRB disposition) in troubleshooting problems on the production floor and coming up with creative solutions that maintain product quality while minimizing cost/schedule impact.
  • Ability to bring team members together and work problems to resolution.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Planning, adaptability, organizational and negotiation skills for effective team management.
  • Ability to anticipate project risks and build contingency plans.
  • Manage hardware contracts from stages of proposal through delivery, including tracking procurement status, establishing engineering and operations efforts, and oversight of assembly and test progress.
  • Interface with both internal operations and engineering functions to facilitate assembly, test, and delivery of hardware.
  • Participate in regular reviews with the customer to communicate status of contracts and schedule.
  • Provide direction to IPT (Integrated Product Team) for actions on in-process hardware.
  • Develop and manage program schedules to drive on-time contract deliveries.
  • Participate in contract proposals, including BOE and BOM estimates.
  • Utilize Earned Value methodology to forecast program demands and track project completion.
  • Process engineering changes to ensure high quality, conforming hardware is being received, built, and delivered to our customers.

Education and Certifications: 

  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree w/ 5 + years of experience.
  • PMP Certification desirable.

Job Number: 1910103071
Job Location: Windsor Locks, CT
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/12/2019
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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