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Senior Engineer, Project Engineering

Senior Engineer, Project Engineering

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Engineering - Project Engineering

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ARDE, Inc., a division of Aerojet Rocketdyne, is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of spaceflight pressure vessels. ARDE Inc. maintains the elements and culture of a small business working in a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) environment, with many contracts subject to FAR 15.


We are currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our facility in Carlstadt, NJ. In this role, you will be responsible for managing efforts of moderate to large size, risk or complexity. You will contribute to the product line strategic success (e.g., technology and/or product development, as well as daily oversight/coordination with other disciplines internally and customer on ongoing production programs). This position effectively coordinates the actions of functional support organizations to accomplish tasks and meet contractual objectives. In conjunction, this position will involve B&P support including requirements review and support in generation of Basis of Estimate/ Pricing. It will also require generation of inputs and ratings of program-specific performance for functional support.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The position is direct "hands-on" position responsible for Project Engineering of several development and production programs within the growing ARDE's business base.


40% - Generation of program documentation such as narrative reports, test plans or procedures or presentation material to support customer review. The ability to independently perform structural and dynamic analysis is essential in performance of the project engineer position as ARDE operates to a lean model, which drives a need for individuals with broad bandwidth.


30% - Core expertise in planning, tracking and management of multidiscipline efforts on-site and within supply chain are essential as are strong verbal and written communication skills. These efforts require experience in formulating and maintaining EAC/ETCs using Earned Value Management or similar process
is required, as is experience in working with customers.


30% - Serve as the prime point of contact to the customer base, working closely with the Contracts Manager to insure that we are working to a controlled baseline with timely dissemination of new/evolving customer and assisting in resolution of contract modifications/change notices and funding issues.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility. This position requires demonstrated skill in directing resources, including the ability to plan and coordinate the activities of the assigned organization. Candidate must possess the ability to multi-task and be able to work effectively with all disciplines.


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a good understanding of how programs, engineering, quality and manufacturing work cohesively in a small company environment in short cycle development, qualification and production build cycles. The product/components are designed to aggressive structural margins, thus a background working in structures and Materials and Process (M&P) engineering for metal and composite structures is beneficial.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to comprehensively document and communicate to the highest technical standards. The product requires an extreme level of documentation based on criticality of application.
  • Experience in an AS9100 registered organization is preferred.
  • Position requires a demonstrated ability to develop strong teaming/ cross discipline relationships.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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