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Principal Systems Engineer-Team Leader

Davenport, IA 52804

Posted: 08/28/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Systems Engineers Job Number: 77861

Principal Systems Engineer - IPT Leader - lead an Integrated Product Team executing complex product development projects in Aerial Refueling, On Board Oxygen Generation Systems, or On Board Inert Gas Generation Systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead an Integrated Product Development Team of 10-30 people in the inception, design & execution of complex projects over the full product life cycle of product development.
  • Guide the successful completion of major programs and projects
  • Leads functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies for mechanical systems, electrical systems, and software.
  • Participates in proposal development: parses statement of work and requirements into standard work breakdown structures and generates estimates.
  • Generates meaningful metrics to ascertain status, stability, maturity and level of compliance of a project.
  • Leads teams in the decomposition, allocation and derivation of requirements and establishes traceability.
  •   Understand and applies project leadership principles including SPI/CPI and Earned Value.
  • Leads the development of requirements verification matrices and assists in developing verification, validation and qualification plans.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to engineering and/or company tools, processes and practices.

Minimum Requirements:
  • ABET accredited BS Degree in an Engineering field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising people.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project Management.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Requirements Management
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible, you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strongly preferred experience with Aerospace industry standards and best practices.
  • Effective Communication with leadership, peers, subordinates and customers.
  • Experience with Requirements Management and Systems Design.
  • PMI Certification or other project management certification.
  • Knowledgeable about Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
  • Familiarity with aircraft hydraulics, fuels, structures, wiring, and EMI for aircraft oxygen or fuel tank inerting systems.
  • Familiar with project leadership principles of SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-disciplinary requirements including, but not limited to, mechanical, electro-mechanical, software, safety and reliability.
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