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Principal Project Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Principal Project Engineer is responsible for defined, high priority ER&D projects such as Tech Demo, Prototype, etc. to ensure progress and technical quality in support of the Chief Engineer. To accomplish this, the position works closely with the Chief Engineer, Subject Matter Experts (e.g., Tech Fellows), Engineering Heads, as well as the PMO organization.

What you can do:

  • Build the engineering development effort and own the execution and implementation of the engineering process: design, development, integration, test, and performance verification in concert with the Chief Engineer and Project Manager
  • Accountable for aggregate technical team, engineering plan and execution, and performance to plan
  • Ensure that program technical resource needs are defined and met by working with the Chief Engineer and functional organizations to identify and secure appropriate staffing
  • Manage resource needs and lead engineering activities for a multi-functional engineering team
  • Implement program plans to conform to technical performance, cost, and schedule commitments
  • Coordinate all engineering work to support the project Integrated Master Schedule (IMS):
    • Assist in the management and application of the IMS
    • Lead development of engineering inputs to program IMS
    • Provide day-to-day prioritization of tasks within schedule
    • Work with PM/scheduler to update engineering personnel estimation
    • Accountable for engineering tasks, budget, schedule, and performance
    • Tracking and reporting of engineering progress
    • Coordinate and drive engineering tasks and actions to closure in a timely fashion
    • Manage the planning, execution, and tracking/reporting of all technical aspects of the engineering development for assigned project
    • Evaluate the integration of the engineering solution within the overall engineering environment; ensures that appropriate documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates are completed in accordance with Chief Engineer and SME guidance
    • Lead the engineering product development process through major program landmark reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, FRR, etc), in addition to helping establish the overall review plan
    • Support development of interface control documents, software requirement specifications, performance specifications
    • Support the development and execution of test plans and guides the integration, verification, validation, and documentation of requirements through the system development cycle
    • Keep comprehensive notes/records, provides formal documentation following established processes and makes technical presentations, as required
    • Travel Expectations: 10-20%
    • Other duties as required What you can contribute:
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical field
      • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of engineering related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
      • Strong skills in management, project management, leadership, communication, systems engineering, and engineering technical fields
      • Expertise in at least one engineering technical field or domain is required. Examples: power electronics, vehicles drive train, energy storage, mechanisms, structures, and flight sciences, etc
      • Detailed knowledge and understanding of systems engineering processes, flow down of system requirements, system architecture and the interaction of system and subsystem requirements
      • Detailed understanding system verification and validation to ensure the final products conform to the stated requirements
      • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Project, Atlassian) and strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
      • Multi-tasking teammate with a hands-on approach; formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving sophisticated technical engineering problems
      • Proven ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads of technical team to meet established timeline or achievements
      • Broad, multi-disciplinary technical expertise and a history of applying of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice
      • Have a desire to work in a fast-paced testing environment
      • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
        • Master's degree preferred
        • Experience with PLM (e.g. 3DX), requirements (e.g. DOORS), and MBSE (e.g. Rhapsody) tools desired Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

          This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Irvine , Principal Project Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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