Project Engineer II

DRS Technologies Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 3 weeks ago

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

DRS Company

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Position Summary

Responsible for leading all engineering efforts for a complex project or projects on time and budget. Ensure design compliance with all project requirements and the DRS Design and Development Process. Project teams are cross functional, representing electrical, mechanical, software and test engineering. The PE will be responsible for the planning and execution for all engineering team activities and will be the primary engineering interface to other departments internal to DRS and the customer as required during the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading all engineering efforts for a complex project or projects on time and budget

  • Ensure design compliance with all project requirements

  • Ensure compliance to the DRS Design and Development Process

  • Ability to independently lead a cross functional team of engineers

  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Develop cost and schedule input for design assignments and new bids and proposals

  • Communicate clearly (both written and oral)

  • Interface with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Interface with technical management, and support personnel to coordinate, technical activities and track team progress

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 10 years of experience (minimum of 5 years in an engineering team leadership or project management role)

  • General knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines enough to lead engineers on the project team

  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to ensure multiple assignments are completed properly and on time

  • Ability to adapt to changing work assignments, schedules, and priorities

  • Solid PC skills in 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

Desired Qualifications

  • MS in engineering or MBA is a plus

  • Experience with DoD programs

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty-five (35) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We offer a very competitive base salary commensurate with experience including: an annual bonus, eligibility for a long-term incentive plan, and a business culture which rewards good performance. The Company offers a full range of employee benefits, and is prepared to offer a comprehensive relocation package.

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.

DRS Technologies 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. #JS #NPS

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Project Engineer II

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