DRS Technologies Inc. Project Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

Project Engineer (Engineer II – Project)

Company Overview

Leonardo DRS Electro-Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Cypress, CA, Dallas, TX and Melbourne, FL. EOIS is a leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of high performance, technically advanced infrared (IR) cooled and uncooled detector packages, electro-optical and infrared (EOIR) cameras and EOIR camera systems for military and commercial applications. Military platforms for EOIS-designed and manufactured systems include dismounted soldiers, ground combat vehicles, rotor and fixed-wing aircraft, and space-based payloads.

Job Location

Melbourne, FL

Position Summary

The Project Engineer reports to the Line of Business (LOB) Technical Leader and Leads Electro Optic engineering team through project milestones for a complex project on time and budget for system design projects

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

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

  • Ensure design compliance with all project requirements

  • Ability to leading a team of engineers to complete a complex project or projects independently

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

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Participates heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals

  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress

  • Lead a project team or teams as assigned

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

Required Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field

  • Physics, Optics or Electrical Engineering preferred

  • 8+ years direct experience as an Engineer

  • Experience designing, building, and testing EO/IR systems

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering fundamentals, including principles guiding requirements development and management, system design, and validation/verification

  • Broad understanding of Engineering principles across Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, and Software & Firmware Engineering disciplines

  • Experience developing systems to meet, and performing formal verification against, military environmental requirements (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, etc.)

  • Experience supporting the development of test equipment and test software to support product verification as well as production test activities

  • Experience in the development of measurement, alignment, calibration, & test methodologies and techniques to support product verification as well as production test activities

  • Experience with failure analysis, root cause development, and validation of corrective actions

  • Strong focus on data analysis & interpretation and assessment of measurement & process capability

Required Competencies

Successful applicant should be proficient in the following competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Motivating Others

  • Planning

  • Drive for Results

  • Managing and Measuring Work

  • Timely Decision Making

  • Effective Communication

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Project.

  • Experience with EVMS required.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral.

Citizenship and Security

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain a security clearance.


  • Position will require occasional domestic travel.