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Lead Project Engineer


Lemont Furnace, PA, US, 15456

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales Company, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration.   The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


Title:  Lead Project Engineer


Job Location:  Lemont Furnace, PA (Uniontown area)


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Lead Project Engineer is responsible for performing tasks as directed which includes the following but is not limited to these tasks:

  • Responsible for leading all engineering efforts for a project or projects on time and budget
  • Ensure design compliance with all project requirements
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • Lead project team(s) as assigned
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer, or business meetings
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Involved with the design, development, modification and analysis of various electronics systems
  • May include Hardware, Power Engineering, Power Electronic Engineering, Electromagnetic Engineering, Integrated Circuit Engineering, Components or others
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in existing products or systems and makes modifications as needed
  • Compile and evaluate design and test data
  • Analyze, develop and recommend design approaches
  • Involved with the design and development of test programs to measure the functionality and integrity of products and services
  • Write test procedures and protocols to assess product reliability and evaluates the ability of products to meet performance standards and specifications
  • Debug test hardware and software


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience with 2 years as a project or lead engineer
  • Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge
  • Expected to have knowledge and experience in multiple engineering disciplines enough to lead engineers on the project team
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must have a valid US passport
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain the appropriate level of government issued security clearance and/or access
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Understanding of basic electronic component data sheet information (capacitors, transistors, resistors, connector, etc.)
  • Experience with basic test and measurement equipment (power supplies, DVMs, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc.)



Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous experience using MRP tools such as Deltek Costpoint is a plus
  • Previous experience with version control and defect tracking systems is a plus


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 20 lbs. up to 25% of time
  • Walking up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping up to 10% of time
  • Sitting up to 75% of time
  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of time to locations in the continental United States and internationally


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule, with employees working 80 hours in 2 weeks and every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh