Under limited supervision, performs complex engineering work related to researching, designing, and developing machines, mechanical products, or tools, mechanical production equipment, or engines. May test designs.
Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to mechanical product development. Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical products. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.
Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff.
Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. May author or co-author technical reports.
Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.
Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.
Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.
Bachelor¿s degree in mechanical engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 5 to 7 years relevant work experience. Master¿s degree preferred.
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise.
Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required before employment.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.
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