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Project Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Manassas
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

The Aviation Integration, Maintenance, Sustainment, & Safety Branch of Leidos has an opening for an Aerospace Project Engineer in Manassas, VA.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to lead the design, development, and fielding of innovative solutions for airborne ISR aircraft.  The Project Engineer, reporting to the Chief Engineer of Aviation Programs, provides expertise on aircraft systems (mechanical, structures, avionics, propulsion, etc.) and serves as a resource to the integrated team of aviation professionals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as a lead, providing knowledge and expertise to colleagues while managing project tasks and schedules across multiple technical functional areas.

  • As part of an engineering team, execute midsize engineering projects with aggressive timelines while interfacing with Government and industry customers and airworthiness authorities to understand requirements and develop innovative solutions.

  • Applies systems engineering principles to plan, design, build, integrate, test, certify, and operationally sustain manned aircraft.

  • Provides cost and technical inputs into estimates and proposals.

  • Works closely with project managers to capture and derive program requirements, track and reports task statuses, and ensure efficient and timely task execution.

  • Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.

  • Work closely with the engineering team to plan, execute, document, and deliver airworthiness and requirements documentation for the design, production, and testing of aircraft systems. 

  • Work closely with the configuration management team to development and maintain aircraft configuration documentation. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution and minimum of eight (8) years of related systems engineering; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Strong knowledge in aircraft structures, systems, and modifications.

  • Experience with military and civil airworthiness.

  • Diverse engineering experience with hardware integration programs.

  • Experience developing and reading engineering drawings, both mechanical and electrical.

  • Comfortable in the presentation program status briefs to customers and senior decision makers.

  • Experience working in AS9100/ISO 9001 environments.

  • Leadership, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office software products.

  • Candidate must be able to travel throughout the U.S. to support program events and have the ability to obtain a passport or visa to travel internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • INCOSE ASEP/CSEP or DODAF certified.

  • PMP certified.

  • Knowledgeable in Risk Management Framework.


External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Aerospace Engineering

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Alexandria , Project Engineer, Other , Manassas, Virginia

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