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Project Engineer / Integrated Product Development (IPD) Team Lead

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Project Engineer (ISR & Space Systems) for an open position in Windsor Locks, CT.
The Human Exploration & Launch business within ISR & Space Systems provides Environmental Control and Life Support Systems in deep space, low earth orbit, undersea, and on the ground.  
This Project Engineer will be an Integrated Product Development (IPD) team lead, responsible for design, development and certification of space life support equipment.
Responsibilities include:
  • managing a cross functional team through the design process,
  • holding design reviews,
  • managing documentation including customer data items,
  • tracking schedules and budgets.

This ideal Project Engineer will have:

  • a background and BS Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • a minimum of 7 years of experience in Space, Aerospace or Defense.

  • experience leading IPD Teams in the creation of new designs for aerospace, space or military products.
  • experience with SAP and understanding or processing hardware in concert with SAP.

The Project Engineer will work per the direction of the Program Engineering Manager or designees to assist in team execution to plans.


Skills and working knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge required.
  • Facilitate and lead IPD Team with members from all functions.
  • Planning, execution, coordination and communication of team activities and commitments
  • Coordinate and status all IPD Team activities including requirements generation, development, design (including program planned reviews), procurement, fabrication and test.
  • Work with IPD to create hardware development plans, coordinate hardware build effort in both the engineering labs and production labs.
  • Ensure targeted goals (schedule and cost) is communicated to the team members
  • Identify, assess and manage the team’s risks
  • Hold/chair/lead weekly team meetings (or at intervals determined by the Program Engineering Manager (PEM) or Cost Account Manager (CAM)) to ensure holistic team effort within authorized scope. Ensure actions are document and driven to closure commitments.
  • Perform Estimates to Complete (ETC) updating them progressively to ensure the team meets budgets and avoids scope growth and overruns.
  • Meet design and design-to-cost requirements.
  • Assist in administering Standard Work for the IPD Team including input of evidence of closure and status for all functions.

Individuals are required to be energetic and lead team.
Project Engineers shall

  • Assist in defining preliminary parts lists and coordinate decision making on long lead part procurements.
  • Assist Control Account Managers with EVMS planning, performance, schedule and tracking.
  • Be comfortable using MS Project scheduling tools and comfortable with discussing performance to budget and creating cost and schedule recovery options and plans.
  • Assist in creating program directives that define Earned Value Plans.
  • Recommend corrective action to the Program Engineering Manager and/or Program Manager Work with operations to fabricate, assemble and test development and qualification and flight hardware.
  • Coordinate, track and support development and flight hardware build and test.
  • Initiate in scope engineering changes working with all functions to implement approved changes. This will include marking drawings, copying prints, creating PDF’s to support electronic EC processes.
  • Document activities and programs worked with time spent on various activities. This information will be submitted weekly and summed monthly by person with the monthly invoice.

Some limited program travel may be required.
Overtime up to 12 hrs/week may be authorized
Job Number: 1810087663
Job Location: Windsor Locks, CT
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/15/2018
Last Updated: 11/13/2018
Attention: Stephanie Spolzino
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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