DRS Technologies Inc. Project Engineer in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS 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 Finmeccanica 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 atwww.drs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Fitchburg, MA, Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT 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 Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg Massachusetts is a community of 41,000 people is located 10 miles from New Hampshire and 50 miles from Boston. Despite being one of the largest cities in the county, Fitchburg retains its small town flavor. Fitchburg boasts excellent access via highway or MBTA commuter train to all points. One can choose to live in any type of area; be it urban, suburban, or rural; all within a short commute to Fitchburg.

Position Summary

  • DRS NPS has an immediate need for a Senior Project Engineer for a broad technical role that will require component and system-level engineering, advanced analyses, and engineering project management including significant supplier and customer interaction. This highly-visible leadership position includes the estimating, planning, budgeting, and coordination of US Navy propulsion and other military programs ranging from $5M - $150M+. The day-to-day focus entails leadership and management of multidisciplinary project team(s) ranging from 3-10+ engineers.

  • The ideal candidate is an individual possessing engineering team leadership skills combined with strong electrical and/or mechanical engineering skills. Direct experience with large (1MW+) marine power generation or propulsion equipment, permanent magnet motor assembly and manufacturing processes, and previous US military program experience are considered to be distinct advantages.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning projects, establishing resource requirements, and leading technical teams

  • Delivering on all project performance, quality, schedule, and budget objectives

  • Confidently and competently represent DRS in front of customers, including the US Navy

  • Contribute directly to project success through individual technical contributions

  • Clearly communicating and presenting technical and programmatic information to technical and non-technical individuals

  • Collaboration with other departments, DRS locations, and suppliers to solve problems and develop the best overall solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree from a 4 year accredited college or university in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 5+ years’ experience in project engineering or an engineering leadership role

  • Experience with the development of electric machines, electric motor/drive systems, electro-mechanical systems, or other power machinery

  • Proven track record of project engineering or technical team leadership

  • US citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with execution of programs for the US military

  • Familiarity with industrial and military design specifications

  • Specific experience with large (1MW+) permanent magnet electric machines

  • Advanced degree

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #NPS