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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Danbury, CT
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace


Job Title: Senior Project Engineer    


Leonardo DRS
Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.


DRS Company
DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 1100 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy.  We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products. 


Job Location:  Danbury, CT


Position Summary:
The individual in this position is responsible for leading engineering team efforts on technical execution of a complex project or projects on time and on budget and in compliance with all project requirements. The candidate hired for this position will have a track record of technical leadership built on engineering experience in designing and implementing complex systems utilizing Microprocessors, DSPs, and Microcontrollers; and different software applications such as video processing, instrumentation and control, power conversion and high speed serial and Ethernet communications. Experience leading hardware/software integration and working with new technologies is required.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Driving execution of program technical elements within the allocated program cost and schedule constraints
  • Ensuring that the product meets all required customer and any internal derived requirements (such as design to cost targets)
  • Become the engineering point of contact with customers on assigned programs
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems 
  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.   Ability to work independently, regular reporting of progress and status
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and under direction develops designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable 
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services
  • Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
  • Ensuring that projects follow the approved processes
  • Establishing, maintaining and following a detailed project schedule for technical task execution
  • Identifying, tracking, and mitigating project technical risks
  • Collaborating with a Program Manager who is responsible for the overall program and is more focused on the business and financial aspects
  • Generating estimates to complete the technical work when required by the business
  • Communicate with manufacturing, supply chain, program management, and other internal management as required
  • Assist in the preparation of significant and complex proposals as needed
  • Identify opportunities to work smarter, faster or provide the customer value
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission and values of the organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • A typical candidate applying for the position should hold a Bachelor's or more advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field with at least 5 years of experience as an engineer and at least 3 years of experience leading engineering product teams
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of engineering disciplines in multiple, relevant areas
  • Strong written and verbal communications are needed skills for the position
  • Proficiency with scheduling tools such as Microsoft® Project
  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Office tools including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness for domestic travel up to 20%, including air travel, as required
  • Ability to lead people in cross-functional design teams, resolve conflicts, provide feedback
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills to aid communications within the engineering community
  • Technical, self-motivated leader who is action-oriented, with the ability to apply problem solving skills and sound judgment to complex issues
  • Data driven but willing to make decisions when needed with less than full information
  • Familiarity with military specifications and military design experience is desired
  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and retain a security clearance within a time period to be established by the Company

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Most work performed while seated in an office environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.


DRS Technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MS #NPS

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