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Principal Project Engineer 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, creed, sex, disability, marital status, citizenship status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.


Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Florence, KY)  
Description

SUMMARY:

The Principal Project Engineer directs the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules, performance and risk reduction goals are met. Leads all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close). Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and directs the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met
  • Leads all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
  • Provides interface, communications and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
  • Participates as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensures that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Actively seeks new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
  • Represents management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company’s interests, assure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
  • Develops and implements plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocates and controls contract budgets for labor, material travel and purchased services. Reports program status to senior management on a monthly basis
  • Formally identifies, assesses, monitors and mitigates risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.
  • Develops and implements corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident
  • Develops and supports Earned Value Management assessments as required by contract
  • Performs variance analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and presents them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system)
  • Serves as a primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinates with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinates with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations
  • Assures that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and company policies and procedures (i.e. federal acquisition regulations)
  • Provides leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict
  • Manages inventory effectively
  • Manages internal research and development projects
  • Assures a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
  • Understands and develops leading verses lagging indicators
  • Develops and executes program corrective action strategies
  • Develops and understands principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
  • Understands lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
  • Understands cash flow management principles
  • Available for travel as needed
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Engineering or Technical degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; Program Management certification preferred (i.e., PMP or DAU Level 3).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) plus years of experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include: proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation of cost reduction and performance improvement efforts; Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization; portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (P&L, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved.

OTHER JOB RELATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, particularly influence management and conflict resolution
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success in management manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
  • Possesses quality orientation and high attention to detail
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, vendors, employees and managers at all levels within the company
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project)

 

Due to the vaccination mandate for federal government contractors, beginning December 8, 2021, any offer of employment from Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc. (HDT) is contingent on you being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting your employment. “Fully vaccinated” means two weeks have passed since the administration of a single-shot vaccine or the second dose of a two-shot vaccine. HDT will follow CDC guidelines and federal regulations with respect to COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Employees may be required to obtain a booster shot at the recommended interval to satisfy the vaccination requirement. Medical and religious accommodations may be provided on an exception basis and must be supported by information or documentation as requested by HDT.

 
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