Job Title: Project Engineer - 2233
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Pay Type: Exempt
US Citizenship Required: Yes
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test. Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
The Project Engineer supports the development of technical scope, requirements, estimates, and schedules for capital investment, test, and maintenance projects in the Flight organization. This role coordinates Engineering activities (e.g., technical planning, design, installation, and checkout) with Design Engineers, System Engineers, Test Operations Engineers, Project Managers, and other non-Engineering functions.
- Responsible for coordination of engineering deliverables on a project or group of projects for NAS. Coordinates with the Project Managers, Group Managers and Functional Managers to secure the resources needed to complete design activities.
- Communicates information that assists with effective priority determination by Branch Management.
- Coordinates with Project Controls and the engineering teams to create, manage, maintain and update schedules.
- Works with Project Controls to develop work breakdown structures; Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules; and resource, cost and budget plans.
- Supports Project Control in performing critical path analysis and development of timelines for completion of tasks, measuring the deliverable work packages of the project against the project plan.
- Communicates schedule conflicts, resource constraints, and time constraints to the project team.
- Supports the preparation of progress reports, standardized reporting procedures and the monitoring of overall project performance.
- Tracks project charging and ensures appropriate charge number assignment.
- Organizes and communicates project information (e.g., scope of work, requirements documentation, drawings, and estimates) to project team members.
- Support process improvement efforts and development and documentation of new processes.
- It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering or other engineering discipline from an accredited college or university plus 5 to 7 years of progressive work experience in design engineering or other relevant types of engineering such as test operations or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.
- Current United States citizenship required
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
- Technical knowledge of related engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering and construction methods and materials, and engineering application of computers.
- Strong understanding of the design engineering process
- Familiar with work request processes
- Understanding of schedule logic and critical path schedules
- Knowledge on planning, application and coordination of 2-D and/or 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) design processes on a project.
- Knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular discipline.
- Strong communication skills (including verbal and written)
- Strong organizational skills
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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