Sr. Project Engineer

The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for projects of major importance with large levels of organizational involvement and technical requirements.  Oversees the complete project life cycle, including proposal, approval, planning, and execution to ensure planned results are achieved on time, within budget and within scope. 

Assumes the lead role in the coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects, plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices company standards; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project participants.  Mentors and leads Project Engineer’s activities with regard to assigned projects.


Provide technical leadership by leading a cross functional team from inception of program through completion of planned tasks.

Plan engineering programs and organize project team according to project requirements.

Ensure that all assigned personnel are coordinating their activities with other project participants and that requirements of the Contract are being satisfied.

Assist with the development, coaching and support of all assigned project personnel.

Review product design for conformance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

Monitor project progress to assure quality and adherence to requirements of contract documents and client specifications. 

Coordinate activities related to technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
Participate in Client/contractor meetings and resolving Client/engineering and management project issues.

Interface with customers, vendors, and intra-company personnel.

Prepare interim and final project reports.

Prepare and present: marketing technical information, detailed proposals, design review packages, failure analysis, and program cost analysis.

Knowledge of applicable engineering theory, methods and practices.  Ability to apply sound engineering principles to the solution of routine technical problems; perform complex mathematical and engineering calculations;  handle multiple priorities, detailed work to meet project deadlines. Possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written, to support effective correspondence with internal as well as external customers. Ability to read and interpret blueprints/specifications, technical writing.  Experience in supplier and customer interaction; project management experience including budget and team responsibilities. 
Capable of using computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents such as Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Solidworks, CFDesign, and Cosmos; must be proficient in MS Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and also have the ability to interpret, FEA and CFD analyses. Knowledge of standard machine shop practices. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from a four-year college or university; seven (7) years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree in engineering is highly desirable.

Due to the sensitive nature of our defense contracts, candidates must be able to verify U.S. Citizenship status..

VACCO Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.