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Project Engineer


Tampa, FL, US, 33607

Job ID: 103563 


The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world.

Job Summary

Location: Tampa, FL


Opportunity Summary - This position is contingent on contract award
Leonardo DRS GES is one of the lines of business of Leonardo DRS. GES is largest provider of SATCOM based ICT solutions to the Federal Government. The Communication Project Engineer will be part of a matrixed Engineering and Technical Operations team, acting as the Primary interface to the Program Manager assigned key programs and opportunities. The role calls for a dynamic team player with high level subject matter expertise in various disciplines as relates to providing SATCOM based end-to-end solutions on all platforms of operation including on the pause, on the move, in the air and on the sea. 

Job Responsibilities

o    Review customer requirements (PWS/SOW/RFQ) and lead a cross-functional project team to develop technically feasible, compliant, cutting edge, and cost-effective solution(s).  
o    Participate in engineering change proposal efforts, as a primary technical interface to Engineering team members in areas of SATCOM (RF), Microwave on Maritime Platforms
o    Participate and contribute to pricing of communications terminals, maintenance materials and procurement efforts.
o    Participate in and lead technical meetings and interactions with industry partners in development of complex communications solution(s)
o    Assist Program Manager in developing notional transition plans as relates to capture effort
o    Support response to White papers, RFI’s, Presentations.
o    Participate in document color reviews
o    Support travel to trade shows, industry events, customer meetings, presentations, seminars etc. 
As a primary technical interface to PMO (Program Management Organization) on assigned Key programs, responsibilities include:
o    Project Management support in areas project life cycle management such as technical planning, implementation, risk management, resource co-ordination, reporting, customer meetings and program reviews
o    Primary technical interface to support PM (Program Manager) on Program growth including ECP’s (Engineering Change Proposals), customer interaction and vendor management
o    Provide architectural and other technical expertise to both customer and engineering teams as new requirements arise
o    Travel to customer locations as needed
Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
Other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities Part II


Bachelor’s Degree in related technical field or 5 years’ experience or combination of education and experience
o    Experience in providing end to end SATCOM and Microwave solutions is strongly preferred.
Must be 8570.2 IAT Level 2 certified or able to obtain within 6 months of joining (Network+ and Security+).  IAT Level 3 certification (such as CISSP) desirable
Must be a U.S Citizen with an ability to obtain Secret or higher-level clearance. 
Expertise/experience in desired technical fields to include:
o    GEO/MEO and LEO SATCOM vendors and constellations. Understanding of link budgets
o    Broad experience with multiple vendors very- small-aperture-terminals and employment techniques
o    Experience and understanding of various satellite modem providers, preferred experience with iDirect, NewTech, and Comtech, and ViaSat.
o    Understanding of WAN Networking technologies/vendors in areas of terrestrial infrastructure, Routing, Switching, Firewalls, VTC, VoIP etc. 
o    Experience with microwave and line of sight terrestrial systems is desired
o    Broad understanding of Information Assurance and Cyber requirements as relates to overall end-to-end solution design

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.

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: Tampa