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164370,  Sr. Project Engineer I - CA -

Category: ENG
Job Title: Sr. Project Engineer I - CA
Region: CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
City: Anaheim
State: CA
Rate: $100000 to $140000.00 DOE
Duration: Perm
Description: Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Project Engineer for an opening in Anaheim, CA.

The Senior Project Engineer I is responsible for the technical success of the project output within the constraints of the allocated budget and schedule. The Senior Project Engineer I role is to provide the technical management and coordination of engineering to achieve compliance with project and technical requirements in the field of AC and DC Power Conversion and protection. Additionally, the Senior Project Engineer I is responsible for continually introducing and institutionalizing improvements to the project engineering discipline.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for bringing new products or product enhancements to market and managing the entire product development lifecycle. Leads the engineering team from requirements and concepts through design, integration, and verification/validation. Additionally, responsible for design transfer to manufacturing and the support of manufacturing and field service.
2. Drive good development engineering processes by employing best practices such as lean product development, Design for X (DFX), Six Sigma concepts, product life cycle management, and systems engineering.
3. Project Management
-Lead detailed technical WBS definition, cost, and technical schedule creation
-Manage day to day technical aspects of the project, including cross-functional decision making, task/schedule management, issue resolution/escalation, communication, requirements management, and risk management activities. Activities overseen include software, digital, electrical power, mechanical, configuration management, and systems engineering.
-Lead activities to define system architecture and associated technical requirements
-Conduct design reviews to ensure that product elements meet requirements (e.g., CONDR, SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, SVR, peer reviews)
-Lead definition of technical development plans (e.g., HW Development Plan, SW Development Plan, Integration Test Plan)
-Lead development of the Technical Risk Register
-Lead efforts for unit testing, integration testing, verification testing, and pre-production (qualification) testing.
-Lead efforts for defect tracking and correction
-Coordinate hand off to Operations and Field Support efforts (in/out of house).
-Work with functional management to obtain and manage proper engineering staffing
-Manage engineering budget and evaluate engineering Estimate to Complete. Identify to the Program Manager any cost growth and reasons for growth.
4. Lead technical efforts for customer upgrade requests and issue management for released products
5. Proposal Development
-Lead technical WBS definition, cost estimation, risk estimation, and technical schedule creation
6. Interpret RFP requirements and lead the creation of proposal technical approach and content
7. Engineering Development
-Introduce methodologies and tools to improve project engineering excellence
-Provide change agent leadership to implement improvements to project engineering excellence

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
1. Broad based technical knowledge and experience in order to understand and evaluate design and development activity across the engineering functions. Preferred emphasis in Electrical Power Conversion Engineering and Systems Engineering experience highly desired.
2. Proven and demonstrated experience in the full life cycle of hardware/software products from concept to production including system architecture, requirements, design implementation, integration, and verification/validation.
3. Strong understanding of good development engineering processes such as lean product development, Design for X (DFX), Six Sigma concepts, product life cycle management, and systems engineering
4. Ability to analyze the assigned project, break down work into functional disciplines and plan out a means for the work to be accomplished.
5. Strong command of project engineering and development process best practices
6. Outstanding written communication skills. Technical proposal management experience.
7. Strong verbal communication skills for internal and customer presentations.
8. Experience in leading integrated product teams.
9. Strong practical organization, facilitation and arbitration skills.
10. Demonstrated ownership of tasks from cradle to grave, a “driver/go-getter” mentality, effective time management skills, and the following traits:
a. Change agent
b. Good human relations skills
c. Leadership
d. Can-do attitude
e. Initiative
f. Independent self-starter
g. Team player/Collaborator
h. Effective multi-tasking
11. Familiarity with the military/defense contracting environment.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATION:
1. Bachelor's degree in related Engineering field from four-year college or university. Advanced technical degree preferred.
2. At least 10 years of related technical experience and/or training.
3. At least 7 years of project, technical or program leadership.
4. Specific experience in electronic power conversion equipment development preferred.

• complex systems experience (i.e. experience working with a complex product)
• change agent and leadership experience
• entire development life cycle experience (rather than just pieces of the process)
• experience on the design side of requirements (NOT on the test side)



LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Must have ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community and ability to effectively present information to top management.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Must have the ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, permutations, statistics etc. to electrical/electronic design and analysis.

REASONING ABILITY
Must have ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Must have ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

WORK HOURS:
9/80, 1st Shift, Full-Time
Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Contact:
Juan Saldarriaga at jsaldarriaga@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x258 or (800) 927-9318 x258


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