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Project Engineer II


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 105915 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

The Project Engineer (PE) is responsible for driving engineering product development execution and technical content for DRS’s Naval Power Systems products such as power converters, motor drives, uninterruptible power supplies, energy storage and power distribution systems ranging from several horsepower to multi-megawatts.   The PE leads a mid-sized engineering cross-functional team to develop and execute the integrated master schedule and risk retirement plan.   The PE works with engineering functional leadership and the program management office to ensure that the necessary resources are applied and delivering to plan.  The PE works with the team to ensure product performance, quality & regulatory compliance, manufacturability, serviceability, safety and reliability are met for the product.  The PE uses system design knowledge to drive overall product quality through verification, validation, and design transfer while adhering to the quality management system.  The PE leverages their technical knowledge of the technologies, architecture, system level testing and interactions to anticipate and mitigate risk.  Finally, the PE ensures that the product development process abides to the NPS Engineering Procedures and Product Development Lifecyle (PDL) process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads the engineering execution for a medium sized project (<10 resources) or multiple smaller projects.   This includes the design, development, analysis, documentation and testing support of products, systems or subsystems
  • Ensures the project delivers the required customer/internal features and quality on time and on budget
  • Proactively manages cross-functional interdependencies to maximize team efficiency and avoid gaps/delays in program execution
  • Anticipates integration and design issues and discerns appropriate actions to progress the team and project forward
  • Reviews customer specifications and requirements, and leads a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable 
  • Manages engineering project budget and schedule
  • Identifies, evaluates, mitigates, and manages project technical risk 
  • Communicates effectively with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participates in preparation of the more complex and significant customer proposals
  • Interacts with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • Applies critical thinking and facilitates issue resolution with the cross-functional project team.
  • Supports Integrated Supply Chain in vendor and sub-contractor management with design specifications, statements of work, and collaboration on issue resolution 
  • Mentors and coaches less experienced engineers
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces, and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field with 8+ years  of experience
  • Established project management skills
  • Domain knowledge and expertise in at least one discipline of engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Systems, or Test) 
  • Demonstrated engineering experience to drive technical decision making for lower risk programs/projects
  • Knowledge and experience in multiple engineering disciplines to foster leading a technical team
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to plan and ensure the on-time and quality completion of multiple assignments
  • Able to effectively multi-task and handle changing work assignments, schedules, and priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute projects
  • Extensive PC skills in Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Windows, etc.
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment


Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience in working in a matrix organization plus strong influencing and negotiation skills 
  • Education/experience with Earned Value and Control Account Management
  • Experience/certification in Scrum or Agile project management
  • Education/certification as Project Management Professional
  • Experience in the development of complex products for military or aerospace applications

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.


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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