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Senior Project Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 104308 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Location: Dallas

Position Summary

As a Project Engineer within the Electro Optics and Imaging Systems (EOIS) division of DRS, you will be responsible for leading engineering efforts for complex projects on time and on budget, ensuring design compliance with all project requirements. In this role, you will interface with some of the most respected scientists and engineers in the infrared sensing industry to continue in the pursuit of technical excellence and market dominance. A strong background in product development for complex electro-optical sensors and systems within the defense industry is required. This technical leader will work as part of the overall program leadership team developing and executing program plans and interfacing directly with customers. This is a technical leadership position that requires extensive understanding of multiple engineering disciplines, product development processes, military standards, and validation/test methods.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

•    MS degree in Engineering or related technical field with 10+ years relevant experience required. PhD preferred.
•    Demonstrated experience leading EO/IR product development teams through the engineering process
•    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in multiple engineering disciplines
•    Proven ability to independently lead a team of engineers to complete complex projects
•    Familiarity with MIL-STD’s and DoD procurement processes and procedures
•    Experience with Systems Engineering processes and CMMI
•    Experience managing complex development activities, program plans, schedules, requirements, and test plans
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with Microsoft Office tools 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Lead all engineering efforts for a complex project or projects on time and on budget
•    Lead development of EO/IR designs to meet customer specifications, including cost as an independent variable
•    Ensure design compliance with all project requirements
•    Provide cost, schedule and resource needs for assigned projects and track budget and schedule performance
•    Communicate with customers as the company’s technical representative for designated programs
•    Control design configuration and overall management of technical data packages
•    Coordinate and lead design reviews
•    Coordinate hardware and software integration and test activities
•    Develop validation/verification methodologies
•    Lead transition of new products into production
•    Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and customers
•    Author technical section of proposals
•    Adhere to Enterprise development processes
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
•    Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

•    Lift and carry up to 25 pounds over short distances
•    Stand up to 10%, walk up to 25%, and sit up to 75% of the year

Work Conditions

•    Travel up to 20% of the year

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #EOIS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth