Principal Mechanical Engineer- Propulsion
AAI Corporation - Cockeysville, MD

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Responsibilities:
The AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division is looking for an engine integration expert to head the Shadow UAS Propulsion Engineering team. This Lead Engineer will be responsible for the technical, schedule, and cost performance of the team. Daily responsibilities include supervising the development of engineering work products, such as estimates, requirements and specifications, trade studies, detail designs and drawings, peer reviews, customer reviews, and test plans. The Lead reports to the Shadow Program Engineer for technical direction and to the Director of UAS Hardware Engineering for process conformance and personnel management.

The Propulsion Lead will contribute significantly to the strategic planning of propulsion technology insertion on all UAS platforms.

The Lead also performs functional leadership of the Group. This entails providing daily technical supervision, performing individual performance evaluations, and allocating personnel to programs based upon competencies. In addition, the Lead will continuously monitor the future labor and skill set demand on the Group and will maintain proper staffing.

The Propulsion Lead must also interface regularly with the Government Program Office counterparts. This requires balancing responsiveness to the customer's needs with available funding and resources.

Qualifications:
Applicant should possess 15+ years of experience in propulsion design and integration, with at least 3 years in a lead engineer role. Bachelor of Science in a related engineering discipline is required, with a Master’s degree preferred.

The applicant should be thoroughly versed in small to medium weight class UAV propulsion systems. Thorough knowledge of mechanical engineering design and propulsion subsystem integration is required. Knowledge of aircraft design fundamentals is preferred.

Must interface directly with engineering, test, manufacturing, suppliers/subcontractors, field support representatives, and military customers. Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate solid leadership. Experience with US Government compliant Earned Value Management and proposal writing is preferred.

To Apply:
Please visit our website www.aaicorp.com and search our career page using 218017 as the job number and APPLY!

If you have any questions- please contact Kelly Lonsdale:

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