Principal Project Engineer (Dallas, TX)

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The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.

Location: Dallas

Position Summary

As a Project Engineer within the Electro Optics and Imaging Systems (EOIS) division of DRS, you will be responsible for leading engineering efforts for complex projects on time and on budget, ensuring design compliance with all project requirements. In this role, you will interface with some of the most respected scientists and engineers in the industry to continue in the pursuit of technical excellence and market dominance. A strong background in product development for complex systems within the defense industry is required. This technical leader will work as part of the overall program leadership team developing and executing program plans and interfacing directly with customers. This is a technical leadership position that requires extensive understanding of multiple engineering disciplines, product development processes, military standards, and validation/test methods.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills
• Master's degree in Engineering or related technical field with 15 or more years relevant experience is preferred. Bachelor's degree in engineering with equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.• Demonstrated experience leading product development teams through the engineering process• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in multiple engineering disciplines• Proven ability to independently lead a team of engineers to complete complex projects• Familiarity with MIL-STD's and DoD procurement processes and procedures• Experience with Systems Engineering processes and CMMI• Experience managing complex development activities, including development of program plans, schedules, requirements, and test plans• Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with Microsoft Office tools

Desired Skills
• Experience working with electro-optical sensors and systems, including infrared sensor technology for imaging applications• Experience working in device manufacturing environments, such as semiconductor fabrication operations • Hands-on experience troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, or optical issues within complex systems and devices • Experience driving systems engineering processes, including requirements development and product verification/validation • Experience using DOORS to manage system requirements• Experience using engineering tools such as CAD, SPICE, MATLAB, or Mathcad to analyze data, solve problems, and model solutions

Job Responsibilities
• Responsible for leading all engineering efforts for a complex project or projects on time and budget• Responsible to review customer specifications and requirements and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable • Responsible to ensure design compliance with all project requirements• Responsible for providing cost, schedule, and resource need inputs for assigned projects and for tracking budget and schedule performance.• Act as technical interface to customer• Control design configuration and overall management of technical data package• Coordinate and lead design reviews• Coordinate hardware/software integration & test activities• Development of validation/verification methodologies• Lead transition of new products into production • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required• Lead development of technical section of proposals• Adhere to Enterprise development processes• Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements
• Able to lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds for short distances

Work Conditions
• Travel, up to 20% per year

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #EOIS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION. At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance.

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Leonardo DRS operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Leonardo DRS was founded in 1969. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 26 open jobs at Leonardo DRS, click here.
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