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Engineer III, Project Engineering 

Astronics Subsidiary Astronics CSC  
Location Office located in Chicago, IL or Work Remotely  


Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (formerlyTelefonixPDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace) serves as the experienced, global market leader for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for aircraft. As a systems certification provider, Astronics CSC has worked on over 100 projects for industry partners to upgrade commercial and business aircraft with new passenger power systems, IFEC navigation, communication and flight safety systems. Additionally, Astronics CSC offers proven IFEC hardware systems, flexible design platforms, high customer satisfaction, and long-term relationships with industry leaders to help make the connected aircraft a reality. The company now employs over 300 employees, and is a six-time recipient of Chicagos Best and Brightest Employers to Work For award.



The Project Engineer is the primary technical point of contact between the customer, internal non-technical teams, and the technical engineering teams responsible for the detailed execution of a project. As a level III engineer, the Project Engineer is responsible for management of highly technical projects, providing mentorship to lower level Project Engineers, and supporting business development opportunities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support business development quotations requiring high levels of technical involvement
  • Support the Project Engineering Manager to define Project Engineering process documentation
  • Responsible for management of complex projects with high levels of coordination and technical discipline including a focus in one of the core business areas Large Radome, Interiors, or Cabin Systems.
  • Formulate engineering inputs for proposals, including scope definition, hours estimates, and schedule assessments.
  • Establish detailed staffing plans for project design execution.
  • Work with Aircraft Integration Design Engineering Manager, Certification Engineering Manager and Project Engineering Manager to allocate resources for project tasking and develop detailed schedules.
  • Identify customer dependencies for successful execution of project design within defined schedule.
  • Develop, manage, and communicate design and certification requirements and strategy to the engineering team.
  • Manage and provide status for engineering resources throughout project lifecycle.
  • Manage and provide status for deliverable execution.
  • Identify design scope (budget / schedule) changes and technical design risks throughout project lifecycle.
  • Responsible for the technical coordination of technical project vendors to include ODA, DOA, and compliance testing vendors.
  • Manages and documents technical tasks, risks, issues and escalations
  • Coordinate all milestone meetings for projects (e.g. PDR, CDR, etc).
  • Primary interface with customer on technical issues and during design reviews.
  • Technical decision maker during the project and ultimately accountable for producing a design which meets the project requirements within the project schedule and budget.
  • Support the engineering team as required during the development stage. Level of support may range from design/drawing review and approval to assisting in modeling, analysis and/or detailed certification deliverable development.
  • Provide mentoring and training to less senior employees.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Position Requirements


Education and/or Experience



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or in a related technical and/or equivalent field
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with a 3D CAD package, preferably Autodesk Inventor
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with a 2D CAD package, preferably AutoCADFamiliarity and/or experience developing piece-part, assembly and/or installation models and drawings
  • 4+ years of experience working as a technical lead on engineering projects such as an IPT lead or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of experience working in a mechanical or electrical design capacity
  • 2+ years of experience in a regulatory environment and coordinating with regulatory agencies, FAA background is preferred
  • Experience in the aviation/aerospace or similar industry


  • 10+ years of experience working in a mechanical or electrical design capacity
  • 7+ years of experience working as a technical lead on engineering projects.


Astronics CSC offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Stay Healthy – Health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, FSA, HSA, as well as voluntary life/AD&D, voluntary critical illness, accident prevention and hospital indemnity
  • Save for the Future – 401K & Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Find Balance – Employee Assistance Program, Hybrid work arrangements
  • Time for You – Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment. 

Accommodation Request

Astronics CSC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 847-244-4500. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. 

COVID-19 Considerations

The safety, health and well-being of our employees remains our top priority. Astronics is practicing employee safety precautions while onsite. 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.
EOE Statement Astronics is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

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