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

Job ID#: 17486BR

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 to support our Army Engineering Department in Poway, CA.

This position is for a Project Engineer with a primary focus on being a part of our Gray Eagle aircraft/airframe group. The candidate is expected to work with limited direction, this position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of difficult engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations as required. May coordinate segments of a specific project and may have frequent inter-organization and customer contact on difficult technical issues.


  • Responsible for the aircraft subsystems including, but not limited to composite airframe, mechanical systems, and aero

  • Responsible for interacting with internal and external representatives at various levels ensuring expectations are transparent and effectively accomplished

  • Represent engineering to the Army Customer, Program Management, manufacturing and the flight test facility

  • Manage product end of life plan and replacement development

  • Develop project plans, estimates, and schedules for production contracts

  • Expected to document findings, communicate results to engineering staff and make technical presentations as required

  • Will be a Multi-discipline Technical Team member

  • Will define schedule and deliverables for specified activities

  • 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 bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or seven or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete 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 and practices in related technical specialties

  • Strong computer and documentation experience desired

  • Must have strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform tasks in one or more engineering areas is also desired

  • Must be available to travel to flight lines and work extended hours as required

  • Manufacturing support experience desired

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.