Automotive Electrical Design Project Engineer
BAE Systems
Sterling Heights, MI

About $99,000 - $130,000 a year

This position can be located in Minneapolis, MN; San Jose, CA; Sterling Heights, MI; or York, PA.

The Combat Vehicle Electrical Design Project Engineer provides electrical development technical and execution scope leadership and is accountable for the Vehicle Electronics Team’s overall scope, technical, cost and schedule execution. The combat vehicle electrical subsystem provides platform power distribution, power generation, power management and distribution, drivers display, diagnostics, and an in-vehicle network development (CAN, Ethernet). The Combat Vehicle Electrical Design Project Engineer is also responsible for the Systems Integration Lab (SIL) bench set-up and test equipment development.

The candidate should be highly self-motivated, have strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities, as well as solid communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary engineering team is critical in order to field and support this Combat Vehicle Program.

Position Responsibilities:
Manages engineering design, development, analysis, test, production support, and/or product assurance of all assigned projects to meet cost, quality, performance, and schedule requirements.
Develops, implements, and manages project plans to include detailed task definition, resource requirements, schedule, quality, and cost parameters. Assesses project risk areas and develops risk mitigation plans. Prepares, monitors, and controls budgets and schedules, reporting on technical, cost, and schedule status.
Determines and guides the technical approaches and architectures used for projects.
Conceptualizes, creates, and analyzes designs to ensure technical outcomes are consistent with customer and company requirements.
Manages specific technology initiatives involving Independent Research and Development (IR&D) or Contract Research and Development (CR&D) funds.
Applies knowledge of multiple engineering principles and disciplines, including customer understanding as well as in-depth knowledge of assigned product or technology area in guiding and reviewing project direction and outcomes. Resolves conflicts between individual subsystems or disciplines to the benefit of system performance, quality, reliability, and cost.
Plans and manages internal and external resources ensuring that all project obligations and objectives are met. This includes identifying and acquiring resources, providing project leadership, and anticipating and resolving inter/intragroup conflict.
Continuously strives to maintain and enhance the technical reputation of BAE Systems with customers and industry.
Regularly prepares, presents, and defends project technical results and recommendations to external customers and internal high-level management. Participates in formal technical reviews with customers and internal technical reviews with peers and subordinates.
Guides the preparation of assigned proposals, including responsibility for technical and cost content.
Ensures his/her team supports test sites and York manufacturing groups (floor support, ESIP, etc.), including support for Test Incident Report (TIR) and Failure Analysis Corrective Action Report (FACAR) processes.
Maintains state-of-the-art familiarity with industry practices, trends, and applications to enhance the organization’s technical capabilities. Advises senior management on new developments and evolving organizational needs and required technical competencies.
Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities include:
Ensuring that the scope allocated to the Electrical Team is rigorously executed to meet allocated functional, performance, and interface requirements within cost and schedule constraints.
On-time delivery of quality CDRL.
Coordinating and collaborating with teaming partners.
Ensuring that cross-IPT interfaces are managed and systems level requirements are met
Ensuring all Cybersecurity requirements are met within the vehicle electronics domain
Ensuring process discipline and execution rigor during the project – follow BMS Procedures. Responsible for timely tailoring of process standards for use within the vehicle electronics domain.
Managing Control Account(s) or Work Package(s); includes developing detailed execution plans from BOEs and budget allocations
Providing timely and accurate status reports and prompt notification of emerging risks & issues within his/her sphere of responsibility. Elevate as necessary to ensure management risk awareness.
Reviewing technical progress, evaluating and reporting results, and taking action as required
Providing staffing forecasts to both project management and functional management
Ensuring objective review, assessment, and verification of engineering work products within Vetronics domain
Ensuring the Product Safety aspects of all sub-components, components, and deliverables within the vehicle electronics domain
Providing clear, concise work direction to project personnel and communicating programmatic information to ensure in-context systems thinking
Providing to functional management objective and constructive inputs regarding performance objectives and performance for assigned project personnel
Taking Earned value and writing/presenting schedule/cost variances

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and 8+ years electrical engineering experience.
At least 2 years as a Project Engineer or equivalent with engineering supervisory experience.
Practical knowledge and experience with applicable engineering processes to include process tailoring and process improvement.
Vehicle electronics experience throughout the development lifecycle, including Logistics product technical support, and Supply Chain/Vendor Information Request support.
Experience with power electronics, cabling design, and power distribution components.
Experience managing subcontracts.
Technical leadership and management (i.e., project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, closeout).
Working knowledge of Earned Value Management and Control Account Management duties.
Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills.
Significant experience in cross functional, cross discipline IPT development environments with emphasis on internal and external customer satisfaction.
Ability to conduct effective meetings, discussions, and presentations.

Preferred Skills and Education
Experience in situational awareness systems.
Knowledgeable about Cybersecurity mitigation strategies.
Working knowledge of CMMI.
Knowledge of leading C4ISR and Vetronics technologies and processes.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.