General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18149BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Project Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer within the Predator XP Engineering Group.Under general directions with limited review, this position is responsible for applying innovative approaches to resolving unusual or complex engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed largely at completion. Initiates the planning of engineering projects and develops innovative designs or modifications in order to meet project goals. Independently performs difficult/complex engineering work with instructions as to the general expected results. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects. Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible Project Engineer (PE) for preparing/reviewing maintenance plans and documents, reviewing test cards, supporting system tests, and providing technical support to the Predator XP system development Team.

  • The Predator XP PE supports the investigation and resolution of field issues at a system level.

  • Support platform Hardware and Software upgrade cycles, acting as the primary liaison between Project Engineering, functional engineering, the Program Office and the Customer with respect to planning & coordinating all aspects of the platform upgrades.

  • Manage the Integrated Master Schedule with respect to all engineering activities relative to platform upgrade release(s).

  • Diagnose and support software/hardware technical issues with respect to testing & implementation.

  • Support Project Engineering and Program Management in the Basis of Estimate generation for the Contractor Logistics Support/Sustainment proposals.

  • Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.

  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.

  • Provide documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • May represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects.

  • Provide direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • 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.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, four or more years of experience with a Master’s degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; 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 strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License and original work published in professional engineering journals are desirable.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.