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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Texas, United States
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

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Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. Safran Electronics & Defense is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications. It is also No. 1 worldwide in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating worldwide, Safran Electronics & Defense employs 7,600 people in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - Product project management

Job title

Project Engineer

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Employees / Staff

Part time / Full time


Job description

1)Summary of Job Purpose:
The Project Engineer is responsible for the following:
•Lead and guide engineering product development teams for new or improved products and/or processes
•Acts as project leader with technical responsibility for planning, organizing, and conducting complex technical projects or major phases of projects involving the design and development of new or improved products and/or processes.
•Lead engineering projects from inception to certification or qualification, and production transfer to Manufacturing Engineering.
•Coordinate Engineering activities and or projects with other departments, especially Program Management. This includes, schedule(s), milestones and deliverables for Engineering.

2)Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Responsible for the overall technical coordination of the design & development of new or improved products and/or processes.
•Interface with the department managers to build the best team suitable for each project.
•Provide leadership and guidance for Engineering teams assigned to a specific project and or related activities.
•In conjunction with Program Management prepare project schedule, budget, control cost, perform risk management and mitigation as well as product assurance activities.
•Ensure that Design to Manufacturing is taken into account during the early conception phases and provide feedback to the design team, from the Manufacturing floor.
•Review customer specifications and determine compliance to requirements and/or note exceptions.
•Ensure overall technical compliance of the products to the customer specification and statement of work.

Additional description

•Establish and track Verification and Validation activities, assist in establishing test methods and test equipment design, enable problem resolution and provide support.
•Act as project leader and represent the Company in front of the customers, from a technical point of view.
•Review project-related documentation package(s) to insure its accuracy.
•Ensure the timely and efficient completion of projects to achieve company's strategic and financial goals.
•Lead formal design reviews. Prepare and present technical information for Technical Interface Meetings (TIMs), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), Critical Design Reviews (CDRs) etc.
•Assist with certification or qualification activities

Candidate skills & requirements

Education / Experience:
-Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution
-Minimum 5 years of Engineering experience in an Automotive, Aerospace or Medical Device new product development environment
-This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
-Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Texas

City (-ies)

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years

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