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Project Engineer

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Posted: 05/06/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 192545

Job Description

Project Engineer - Space Systems:

Client is seeking a Project Engineer with a strong technical background to lead Engineering Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) in the Deep Space Portfolio in Space Systems. This position will take direction from the Engineering Leads in Lunar/Mars Transport Platforms, Lunar/Mars Orbital Platforms, or Lunar/Mars Surface Platforms. Deep Space hardware includes components for Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) and Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for the Orion Spacecraft and for Gateway Lunar Space Station modules including the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO). Pursuits include ATCS and ECLSS components for the Exploration Command Module (Mars Transit Vehicle), Gateway Airlock, Gateway International Habitat (I-HAB), Lunar Landers, and Pressurized Rover as well as Surface Power and Fuel Cells for Lunar Infrastructure.

• Drive world class project management process using integrated scheduling, earned value management, and risk and opportunity management
• Work collaboratively with other Engineering disciplines (Systems, Software, Mechanical, and Electrical), Programs, Production, Quality and Supply Chain to develop an integrated execution plan to satisfy customer requirements across applicable operating conditions
• Facilitate project tasks with the various functional organizations to ensure alignment with overall project objectives.
• Track team’s integrated execution performance to plan
• Analyze, identify, and address execution problems, recommend and implement resolutions to ensure the successful completion of project(s)
• Forecast project revenues, monitor costs, and re-estimate project costs monthly to maximize project profitability and ensure business objectives are met
• Maintain and present plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project(s) to track progress and ensure that established targets are met.
• Ability to balance demands of multiple projects
• Work autonomously with limited oversight from manager
• Support root cause investigations and corrective actions for field returns and production issues
• Develop bids based on customer proposal requests
• Participate in continuous improvement efforts for project execution efficiency
• Champion superior ethical and professional behavior in all situations


Job Requirements

 Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR advanced degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required
• Must be a U.S. Citizen • This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing

Preferred Qualifications
• BA/BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree
• MA/MS in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or MBA degree
• Experience in the design, development, and qualification of space-qualified ECLSS, thermal management, or similarly complex electro-mechanical systems
• Exceptional organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize both daily issues and strategize longer term projects
• Superior interpersonal and influencing skills, including coaching and mentoring of other engineering staff
• Strong computer skills, MS Office, Windchill 
• Natural presence/comfortable presenting to internal and external customers
• Ability to bring team members together and work problems to resolution
• A desire to lead with the purpose of improving IPT performance.

Position is On-site.

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Meet Your Recruiter

Nancy Boyce

Nancy Boyce is a Sr. Technical Recruiter with over 30 years' experience serving the Aerospace and Engineering industries.  Her favorite part of her job is working with a candidate through the whole process of getting them hired and then seeing them become successful in their career path.  The best way to contact Nancy is via phone or email

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