Principle Project Engineer

Butler Aerospace and Defense
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Apr 11, 2024
Apr 30, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Principle Project Engineer
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Job ID:
Pay Range: $62-71
2 Year Contract (W2 Only)

Looking for a motivated individual to be a Principle Project Engineer leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers (including systems, mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines) developing complex engineering solutions. The Avionics Test Engineering organization is a global engineering organization responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the manufacturing test solutions in support of the $5B Avionics strategic business unit as well as external customers including armed services and airlines both domestic and international. As a key member of the Avionics Test Engineering leadership team, the Senior Project Engineering ensures the successful execution of test solution projects from inception, through deployment to customers, as well as long-term support. Typical test solutions include Optical, In-circuit Test, Boundary Scan, as well as COTS components such as switch systems, oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power supplies and other related equipment coupled with custom software for performing Environmental Stress Screening as well as testing circuit card assemblies and top-level products.

The ideal candidate will have an unwavering positive attitude, be highly responsive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and strive to perform high-quality work proactively and efficiently. This person will consistently demonstrate professionalism in their interactions with all levels of the organization and will routinely go above and beyond expectations in performing their work. They will have strong project execution, leadership, and critical thinking skills. They will be passionate about performing data analysis for creating accurate bids and crafting attractive proposals.

This is a multi-faceted role requiring versatility across a variety of tasks in a highly collaborative environment. The role requires working closely with engineers and leaders, at various locations around the globe, to ensure project success. Organizationally, the role reports to an Engineering Manager in the Avionics Test Engineering organization.

- Lead project technical execution and maintain performance metrics for decision making and continuous improvement purposes
- Manage project scope (requirements and change requests) ensuring it meets agreed to commitments
- Generate and maintain project schedules with understood dependencies, deliveries, and critical path
- Utilize Earned Value (EV) methods for managing project budget (and schedule)
- Ensure project meets quality expectations
- Identify risks and opportunities and resolve them through proactive ownership
- Prepare well-crafted presentations reporting project status to leadership teams
- Develop Engineering estimates and proposals for potential projects and gaining organizational buy-in

- As a minimum, candidates for this role must possess a STEM degree and have five years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will have prior project leadership of multidiscipline engineering teams, managing customer relationships, and a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration.
- Strong leadership traits and practices
- Sound technical knowledge in at least one of the following engineering disciplines: systems, mechanical, electrical, or software
- Ability to establish and maintaining effective customer relationships
- Outstanding oral, written, and formal presentation communication skills
- Sharp critical thinking approaches
- Attention to detail
- Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively execute multiple active projects
- Resiliency in the face of adversity
- Proficiency with developing and maintaining schedules using Microsoft Project
- Comfortable managing projects with scope comprised of numerous intricate requirements
- An acumen for Earned Value management
- Experience with Risk and Opportunity management

Benefits provided: 401K, medical, dental, and vision, sick time as applicable to state law
Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity and inclusion for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.