Engineering Manager - Aerospace

Location: Torrance, CA
Date Posted: 02-09-2018
Engineering Manager:

The Patriot Group, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and technically minded Engineering Manager to join our fast growing defense/aerospace partner, who specializes in the development and production of advanced sensor solutions for ground applications.  
This individual will manage a growing 12-person product development team consisting of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, whose primary responsibility is to facilitate the transition of experimental systems to production-ready hardware. The successful candidate will perform both strategic-level technical development as well as manage the division’s engineering team, providing continued organizational and technical leadership, while working closely with PhD-level scientists and in-house production personnel in the continued expansion of our burgeoning product portfolio.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of end-to-end product development and be the type who thrives by getting their hands dirty side-by-side with their team.

As a part of the product development cycle, the candidate will help provide innovative solutions toward new funding opportunities as well as oversee strategic programs wholly within the engineering group with support from other Division and Corporate resources. Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations within the company.  

Required education, skills, and experience :
  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering is required. Master’s is preferred.
  • Minimum 8+ years of end-to-end product development with electro-mechanical systems.
  • Minimum 3+ years in an engineering leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge in design for manufacturability.
  • Strong knowledge of production processes and procedures.
  • Program management experience including leadership and/or participation in program reviews such as PDR, CDR, FCA, PCA, as well as system-level testing against environmental, EMC, and performance requirements.
  • Financial management experience or willingness to learn revenue/budget and P&L forecasting and execution.
  • Experience with military development and production programs, including contractual understanding of CLINs, CDRLs, DIDs, etc., is a plus.
  • Experience with Resource Management; managing diverse engineering teams made up of Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineers
  • Hands-on, Technical thought Leadership 
  • Experience with product development of small, commercial, and/or hand held electronics
  • Experience with optics, chemical sensors, etc. desired
  • Experience with stand alone sensor systems
  • Active Secret Clearance, preferred. Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance, required
The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI)
A California Certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (CA DVBE) 
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