Project Engineer 1 Featured
- Huntington Beach, California
- Job ID
- DCIS - 12570
Project Engineer 1 job at Zodiac Aerospace in Huntington Beach CA
Description, duties, responsibilities
Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace a Safran company since February 2018 has 32500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.
Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence with more than 58000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018 Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace Safran has more than 91000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).
Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.
For more information: www.safran-group.com at http://www.safran-group.com/ and www.zodiacaerospace.com at http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/ / Follow @Safran and @ZodiacAerospace on Twitter
The duties of the Project Engineer include direct responsibility for all engineering and technical aspects of a specific system end item product or aircraft configuration. The Project Engineer serves as the primary contact point for the design development qualification certification and integration of the product. The Project Engineer also provides technical inputs regarding budget procurement and scheduling for those items under the responsibility of Engineering. The Project Engineer is responsible for monitoring progress and providing management the appropriate visibility on all aspects of the project.
The Project Engineer 1 (PE1) is responsible and accountable to ensure that all assigned engineering personnel are coordinating their activities with other project participants and that the requirements of the Contract are being satisfied. A PE1 typically leads a small NRE/ low revenue growth program comprised of a simple monument end item or multiple components. A PE1 is usually assigned to a low risk program contained in a single site. The program may be internal or for an established lower tier customer. The Project Engineer reports to the Program Manager as part of the value stream for his/her project and has a support responsibility to all functional groups and managers. May directly supervise 1 to 10 Design Engineers.
Summary of Duties:
1. Communication (internal and external) [ PE Competency ]
+ Primary technical contact for the project internally and externally.
+ Creates and manages the Features Analysis / Long Lead item list to ensure an on-time First Article Inspection (FAI).
+ Issues design memorandums and meeting minutes.
+ Responsible for notifying certification departments throughout the program as a planning function of changes to the design that impact certification aspects.
1. Coordinating Inter-facility / Department / Business Unit Integration [ Program Complexity Span of Control ]
+ Ensures up-front integration of Industrial Design requirements.
+ Defines the standard parts materials and notes to be used to ensure commonality across all products.
+ Ensures correct integration of products and equipment from other facilities or BUs
+ Coordinates activities during initial production of new product designs to prevent evaluate and/or resolve engineering related production and installation problems.
+ Coordinates the construction of samples mockups prototypes and the execution of development tests to minimize the risk of failures of new untested materials or designs.
+ Provides the Certification and Technical Publications departments the information required to meet all report and manual submittal requirements for the airframe manufacturer regulatory agency and the customer.
1. Design Leadership [ PE Competency ]
+ Contributes to the preparation of proposals including the development of statements of work and non-recurring engineering estimates.
+ Formulates conceptual design to meet customer requirements.
+ Establishes and tracks all design criteria associated with the product throughout the duration of the project and disseminates them to all engineering team.
+ Leads and manages the design input to all customer and internal design review meetings.
1. Overall Technical Success of the Project and First Time Quality [ PE Competency ]
+ Responsible for product design conformity to engineering principles and compliance to regulatory requirements customer requirements quality standards and specifications.
+ Defines the test requirements necessary to satisfy regulatory certification requirements and to develop robust reliable products.
+ Drives the engineering team to Design-for-Manufacturing (DFM).
+ Responsible for managing and meeting the weight and schedule for design deliverables for the project.
+ Approves 2D and 3D design data.
1. Technical Management [ Technical Risk / Financial Impact ]
5a.) Technical Schedule Management
+ Creates and maintains a project plan including manpower requirements monitors the progress of the design against the plan; informs management when schedule will not be met so that adjustments can be made.
+ Status and track suppliers engineering progress to support program requirements.
5b.) Cost Management
+ Responsible for financial targets as established by the Project Manifesto with regards to Bill of Materials Tooling Materials Processes and other KPIs as applicable.
+ Drives the engineering team to Design-to-Cost (DTC).
5c.) Technical Scope and Change Management
+ Monitors scope of work changes that may affect schedule cost or weight and communicates impacts to the Program Manager.
+ Evaluates and approves design changes.
+ Maintains the certified status of the project.
1. Team Development [ PE Competency ]
+ Supports and develops the overall technical competency of the project team through mentoring formal training and on-the-job experience.
+ Assesses the skills of the team and works with the Engineering Manager to make formal training plans.
Education : BS Eng/Science (Mech/Aero Preferred) or 2-Yr Technical degree and 3-5 Yrs Experience in field
Experience : Minimum of 3-5 years experience working on aircraft products with expanding responsibilities relating to program execution. At least three (3) years on programs requiring FAA or EASA certification.
Managerial Experience : 1-3 yrs experience in Project Mgmt fundamental knowledge of Project Engineer competencies.
Travel: The ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required to support customer meetings and design reviews.
Computer Skills : Experience with Windows 7 Operating System MS Office: Project Word Excel PowerPoint. CATIA V5 (viewing and analyzing) SmarTeam.
Knowledge and Skill Expectations:
+ Thorough understanding of Cabin and Structures Design and Drafting standards (CDE1000) for the creation of engineering data.
+ Knowledge of Cabin and Structures design production and build processes.
+ Able to work with aircraft coordinate systems.
+ Able to work out the aircraft interface from specifications.
+ Able to understand and interpret interface documents (ICD).
+ Understanding of the structural flammability electrical and airworthiness requirements for aircraft interiors.
+ Able to communicate effectively with customer suppliers and internal departments.
+ Able to lead and conduct design review meetings with internal departments and customers and document in meeting minutes.
+ Actively seeks ways to improve the product and engineering process.
+ Frequently verifies design progress during development.
+ Actively involves other cross-functional groups in obtaining information for the engineering decision making process.
+ Signature authority to Check and Approve drawings.
+ Approved for MRB to disposition NCRs.
+ All employees have an affirmative duty to protect and maintain the confidentiality of Zodiac Aerospace’s products.
+ As business conditions change it is necessary that all employees productively react and handle other essential tasks as assigned now or in the future.
+ Tasks may vary slightly based on products produced at division.
+ Duties listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required. The Company may modify responsibilities as needed to meet business and organizational needs.
1. Does require fluent communication in English.
2. Employment status is full-time.
3. Minor traveling may be required.
4. Protracted or irregular hours may be required.
5. Relocation to another facility may be required.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.
Zodiac Aerospace | Cabin and Structures is an “at-will” employer which means that employment is at the mutual consent of both the employee and the employer and may be terminated at will for any reason with or without cause at any time during your employment with the Company. No one other than the President of the Company can enter into an agreement of employment for a specified period of time or make any agreement or representation contrary to this policy. Further any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the President of the Company.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race color religion sex sexual preference gender identity pregnancy age national origin disability military or veteran status citizenship status genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal state and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.
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ID: DCIS - 12570
Zodiac Aerospace Company Overview
You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. We design and manufacture products for your comfort and your safety. Our inventions are everywhere: economy, business and first class seats, food & beverage trolleys, oxygen masks, evacuation slides, inflight entertainment systems, VIP interiors, avionics systems (electrical, fuel etc.) and so much more! By joining us, you become part of a world leader in aviation, and provide the travelers of the world with an award winning and safe environment. At Zodiac Aerospace, you will have the opportunity to contribute your talents within a market leader who is constantly evolving toward operational excellence. Whether you work in Asia, Africa, the Americas or Europe, you will find Zodiac Aerospace embodies respect, humility, realism and an entrepreneurship spirit. These values shapes our culture and guide all our actions and decisions. Are you someone who thrives on pioneering change and making a difference? Then be part of the change and join us. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Zodiac Aerospace, SHARE THE ADVENTURE & SHAPE THE FUTURE.