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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking a Senior Avionics Engineer to join our growing Huntsville, Alabama location.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing day-to-day engineering activities of Defense Business Unit programs. You will directly with engineers and personnel across various company centers of excellence and in close collaboration with the Program Manager(s) and Program Chief Engineer(s). Typical duties:
Lead and manage engineering tasks in support of Engineering development and/or product production in collaboration with company staff assigned to the program from various centers of excellence, supplier and customers.
Generate Integrated master plan, Integrated master schedules, and risk plan (control/mitigation).
Provide support, generate and conduct technical design reviews and lead root cause and corrective actions.
Travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne, customer or supplier sites for design reviews and technical interface meetings.
Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering is preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of experience managing aerospace and defense development programs.
Experience in use of computer aided design and analysis tools and Microsoft Office Suite, proficient in Microsoft Project.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
The overarching responsibility of an Avionics Project Engineer is to be the Project Coordinator/Engineering Manager for all phases of the engineering design and development lifecycle. The following capabilities and experience are highly valued:
Well-developed skill in a related field of engineering such as electrical, mechanical packaging, Systems Engineering, SW, or Test Engineering. Electrical is preferred.
Thorough and demonstrate proficiency in effective planning of complex engineering development plans.
Ability to work as a team leader and when needed as an individual contributor.
Demonstrated proficiency in completing programs within cost and schedule objectives.
Excellent understanding of Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS) and its application in managing programs.
Proficient knowledge of MS Project - Capable of generating and maintaining IMP and resource loaded IMS.
Knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques – Prepare engineering basis of estimate.
Provide resource forecasting needs to meet project cost and schedule constraints.
Demonstrated ability to manage and mitigate program risks.
Be able to balance technical scope, customer expectations and business interests.
Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to write clear and high quality letters and memos and program reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with peers and those from other company centers of excellence.
Experience in creating and briefing program status program managers, executive management and customers
Understanding and implementation of design to cost principles.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 14541
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments. In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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