Sr. Project Engineering Manager

Sierra Nevada Corporation
Dayton, Ohio
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 11, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
As Sr Project Engineering Manager, you will be using your skills and expertise to support the execution of the program being directly responsible for technical execution, leadership, guidance, and oversight for our Power Generation and Distribution Integrated Product Team including responsibility throughout the product lifecycle from design concept, technical reviews (PDR/CDR), and integration and test activities. The Power Generation and Distribution responsibilities will major modification and development of a new configuration of an APU provided by major suppliers, design of the power conditioning and distribution capabilities, connections to the aircraft power systems and distribution of power to the Mission System. You will be responsible for overall technical direction within the Integrated Product Team working closely with the Program Manager leading the IPT as well as the program Airborne IPT Chief Engineer, your technical leads, and the other Chief Engineers in the program.

You will ensure program and company processes are adhered to in order to ensure consistency, quality, and safety across the technical team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining customer technical relationship with key customer representatives and several major suppliers. You assist in building the team including hiring and managing several direct reports and will oversee and support them in their program roles and career development. You will work with engineering managers and functional engineering leads to recruit, hire, train, and support the engineering team as they execute program design activities. You will be responsible for multiple suppliers including creating SOWs and technical specifications, design reviews, EVM performance, and qualification and acceptance test activities.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations - with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, System Engineering or related technical discipline and typically 16 years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of program management, aviation, aerospace & defense, and/or engineering programs
  • Prior experience leading a team of engineers and the programs they are managing; ability to recruit employees; assign, direct, and evaluate their work; and oversee career development, succession planning, performance management, coaching, mentoring, as well as holding people accountable
  • Extensive Experience leading a multi-discipline design team on extensive aircraft modification programs.
  • Experience directing the preparation of proposals, business plans, specifications, and approves basis of estimates and rough order of magnitudes for potential pursuits and ensuring all resources such as engineering, manpower, production and facilities are available to support the program
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of managing the cost, schedule and technical performance requirements of multiple programs through all phases from inception to completion
  • Proven track-record developing, communicating, and executing to meet technical program performance
  • Ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive for success, challenge status quo and demonstrate ability to adapt to dynamic situations
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to technical vs. non-technical audiences
  • Earned Value Management experience
  • Proven ability to solve highly complex problems with significant business impact
  • Understanding of ITAR, licensing, and compliance requirements
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI U.S. Security Clearance is required

  • Previous Chief Engineer experience in Aircraft modification programs
  • Experience with FAA Part 25 requirements including DER, UMs, ODA, and MCB coordination and qualification of aircraft components and systems
  • Experience with Aircraft Electrical Loads Analysis, generation integration and control, power monitoring and control, power conversion technologies and equipment, power distribution designs and control systems
  • Experience with Aircraft APU development and certification
  • Experience on programs with extensive flight test programs and the ability to correlation performance models to flight test data and resolving discrepancies
  • Experience with NC3 survivability requirements and design approaches
  • Experience with technical risk identification and managements approaches and processes
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and understand complex technical and program interdependencies
  • Ability to establish centralized, coordinating body for program concerns, recommendations, and issues; developing recommended process improvements; facilitating opportunities with corporate
  • Ability to establish new and further refining existing templates, tools, and guidelines for program documentation and execution
  • Experience with ensuring compliance with ISO 9001:2000 Policies and Processes

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more .

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.
Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination. Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.