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Staff Project Engineering Mgr
Fort Worth, TX

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Job Description


Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.


* Responsibilities
* Project Execution
* Primary technical POC with the customer, lead engineering team in the development of the technical review packages and lead customer technical reviews
* Mediate and Adjudicate conflicts that arise within the engineering team and between engineering and the program manager
* Support the business unit in identification, mitigation, and management of risks, issues, and opportunities, specifically focused on the technical and engineering aspects
* Lead engineering project execution to include the cost, schedule and technical baselines for all engineering activities
* Partner with PM's, Engineering Functional Managers, and Functional CAMs to ensure the project is being staffed and executed to plan
* Manage project scope ensuring budget/schedule changes are made with corresponding scope changes
* Cost and Schedule Management
* Utilize EVMS (scaled as appropriate) to monitor and control engineering cost and schedule performance
* Ensure IMS is kept up to date with support from appropriate PP&C personnel or schedulers
* Work with team to develop both technical and process improvement work arounds to mitigate potential cost and schedule variances
* Coordinate/document variance reporting with the CAMs, or leads, as appropriate
* Update WBS as required
* Conduct project reviews as required, reporting program status to senior management
* Continuously work with the team to identify ways to improve efficiency of the technical team's performance
* Mentor/coach project team members to help achieve efficient and effective project execution.
* Bids and Proposals
* Develop/coordinate engineering program bid and execution baselines (technical, scope, cost, schedule, risk, opportunities…) IAW defined scope and objectives
* Partner with Systems Engineers and Director(s) to provide innovative technical solutions to fit within budget and schedule constraints
* Develop/Lead the development of bids and BOE's IAW company policy, using historical data wherever possible
* Develop engineering WBS, IAW company standards tailored as appropriate to meet specific project requirements
* Develop/support the development of the IMS, developing work packages and staffing requirements
* Coordinate and document process tailoring activities for specific project requirements
* Document risks and opportunities associated with the Engineering Bid
* Develop bid package and obtain approval from relevant stakeholders
* Project Planning
* Develop/refine engineering WBS, IAW company standards tailored as appropriate to meet specific project requirements
* Clearly define and document project scope and deliverables
* Coordinate and integrate the different functional inputs into a coherent executable project plan.
* Establish, negotiate and allocate budgets to the CAMs
* Coordinate the development of the engineering portion of the resource loaded IMS
* Coordinate the development of the initial risk and opportunity register
* Communicate staffing requirements to functional management in support of the engineering resource planning process
* Resource Management
* Develop and maintain staffing requirements (by skill and time phased) - ideally through a resource loaded schedule.
* Negotiate staffing requirements with Engineering Functional leadership
* Enter and maintain staffing requirements into workforce planning tool.
* Support functional staffing analysis for future work
* Partner with functional management in employee performance assessment, development, and corrective action
* Identify and report variances between staffing levels vs plan
* Process
* Execute role IAW project management process and other relevant procedures
* Support company level process initiatives and audits
* Continually seek ways to improve efficiency and performance
* Partner with functional management to establish process tailoring. Identify risks associated with tailored tasks.
* People/Relationships
* Establish and maintain business unit partnerships
* Establish and maintain key Elbit, customer, and engineering functional management relationships
* Establish and maintain relationships with Applications Engineering
* Expected Leadership Characteristics
* Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
* Fosters an environment where employees are valued and cost effectiveness and efficiency is rewarded
* Clearly explains project assignments, expectations, priorities, and follows up to ensure they are met
* Practices the philosophy of communicate, negotiate, elevate when dealing with others
* Delegates tasks as appropriate
* Agile and open to change, embracing it to deal with unpredictable or unexpected events
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Assumes responsibility for their project's performance
* Practices self-improvement
* Looks for outside opinions and advice
* Exemplifies the company core values (Ethics, Customer Focus, Respect, and Excellence)
* Coaches/develops others and is open to coaching and feedback


* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or relevant technical discipline with advanced technical degree(s) preferred.
* 14+ years relevant product development experience (Military products preferred)
* Demonstrated leadership skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* CAM experience preferred
* PMP certification preferred
* Earned Value Management experience strongly preferred

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