Project Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-313981
    • Job Location: Roseville , CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/17/2021
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 05373
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Job Description


Working with the design authority for assigned project(s), the Project Engineer supports the development and maintenance of the technical plan from project kick-off through closure of contract. Responsible for tracking execution of technical scope as defined by the design authority, with a focus of maintaining cost and schedule goals.  Facilitates coordination of cross-functional engineering teams for internal engineering activities here at KUAS.


  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)




·          Supports program management and design authority with development of program planning strategies, technical cost estimates, risk management, logistics management, preparation of data, status updates and preparation of presentations for internal/external customer reviews ·          Works with program management and the design authority on assessing customer requirements, planning technical solutions and integration of requirements into the project plan ·          Prepares estimates to complete, reviews schedules, and coordinates with integrated product team (IPT) leads and program management office, as applicable ·          Understands technical contractual requirements and allocation across the engineering team ·          Maintain awareness of Subcontract Data Requirements List (SDRL) or Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) items and other applicable contract deliverables ·          Manages planning and work packages: initiate, create, authorize, review, distribute, status work packages ·          Manages technical execution as defined by design authority and communicates problem resolution from design authority across the engineering team ·          Coordinates team logistics:
    • Works with IPT leads (IPTL) and functional management to obtain necessary resources to support the resource requirements

    • Coordinates the review, presentation and release of design documentation to support requirements compliance

    • Coordinates with the Program Manager (PM), design authority and functional management to communicate program impediments or issues / delays in completing tasks

·          Monitors and reports technical status, task accomplishments and design authority direction
    • Working closely with the project leads, monitors and coordinates status reporting of project activities against the project plan:  technical scope, cost and schedule

    • Keeps the lead engineer informed of task accomplishments, issues, solutions and status

    • Escalates issues which cannot be resolved at the IPT level or working level and works with the program leadership to determine and implement a resolution

    • Provides guidance to the engineering team based on management direction

·          Gathers and maintains status of the technical scope and execution of major divisions, or components of the project(s) ·          Integrates Customer, Subcontractor and Company requirements and efforts relative to the project plan to ensure overall success ·          Works cross-functionally as a project coordinator to status project requirements ·          Interfaces with peer Project Engineers, design authorities, project IPTLs, as well as functional management and engineering teams / personnel ·          May have contact with Customers and Subcontractors / Suppliers as required and in coordination with Supply Chain Management ·          Implements execution of company engineering processes.  Complies with released processes and provides feedback on engineering process improvements.



Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned




  • No direct reports

  • Achieves results through lead engineer (Chief and/or Sr. Project Engineer) guidance and direction

Experience and Skills


  • Basic project management skills including resource estimates for engineering effort requirements (hours) and timing (schedule)

  • Working knowledge with MS Office products, including MS Project for schedule development and review

  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing tasks and resources for a single projects

  • Basic understanding and experience with engineering fundamentals and best practices

  • Basic presentation preparation and delivery skills with audiences such as subcontractors, customers and government

  • Good communication and relationship skills with program leadership, engineering leadership, customers and engineering team members

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  • Flexibility to handle changing requirements and prioritize in a dynamic environment



Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of military operations

  • Technical knowledge of unmanned aircraft systems and related support systems

  • Engineering management experience in the aerospace or aviation industry

  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing tasks and resources for multiple projects and / or elements on a complex program

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet department and company goals and requirements for assigned project(s)

  • Knowledge of compliance elements for ISO, EVMS and Export regulations

  • Working knowledge of  Earned Value reporting and Control Account Management is desired
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting and earned value management practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of company’s operations and procedures is desired
  • Ability to travel and with short notice





  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering, technical, or science discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience with Engineering, Systems, Integration, Test, Software, and / or Engineering Project Leadership, preferably within the aerospace or aviation industries, or minimum 3 years with Master’s degree



  • Office or manufacturing and field environment

  • May work extended hours or weekends occasionally to complete tasks and meet schedule

  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically/internationally

  • May work in manufacturing and/or field environments with potential exposure to uncontrolled climate conditions and potential exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (computer work, phones)

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to lift  up to 25 pounds




  • 0-25% May be required between other KUAS locations