Project Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-330927
    • Job Location: Austin, TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/07/2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

5-D Systems, a KRATOS Company, is seeking a Project Engineer who will provide Systems Engineering support to projects. These projects cover the entire systems engineering life cycle including systems planning, system design and development, and integration and test. This position supports the Systems Engineering Manager in leading the Systems Engineering Team in the planning and technical estimating for various projects, to include establishing processes and templates to increase efficiency and keeping the focus on the technical work products. The Project Engineer ensures project management software is up to date and assigns tasking to Systems Engineers based on the project plan.

Key Roles, Accountabilities and Responsibilities: 

  • Systems Engineering project focal point for project activity to include planning, bid and proposal support for engineering content, systems input into integrated plans on programs, estimate to complete coordination, issue reporting, and risk and opportunity management.
  • Providing overall project technical leadership to include planning, monitoring, and controlling Systems Engineering efforts within the projects.
  • Partners and collaborates with Functional Systems Engineering Managers, Customers, 5-D Leadership Program’s Goals, requirements, and needs are understood and achieved.
  • Monitoring project plans and execution to ensure technical and work scope requirements, schedule, and budget are well defined and maintained.
  • Ensures engineering efforts are planned and executed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices. Provide the coordination between the engineering team, functional managers, and Product Line Engineering Directors, to ensure all necessary reviews are conducted and approvals are received.
  • Ensures engineering efforts are managed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices. Reviews and provides input into technical processes as applicable.

 Please Note: Pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.


Experience and Skills

  • Active Secret Security clearance
  • 5-7 years of experience in engineering development of aviation systems and test
  • Project engineering management including organizational design, planning, estimating, design management, and product verification
  • Strong team building skills that enable collaboration and coordination within and across teams and functions
  • Experience leading diverse multi-disciplinary teams in the solution of complex technical problems
  • Experience leading DEVOPS projects with continuous development and continuous delivery processes

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Earned Value Management System and Control Account Management
  • Experience introducing new processes including model-based engineering to address project complexity
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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