Electronics Dev Project Engineer

CAES | Lancaster, PA

Posted Date 7/10/2024

Delivering mission-critical, electronic solutions that protect lives. Use your creativity and critical thinking to take our products from concept to customer.

CAES is a defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. CAES manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

We are an industry leader in the design, manufacture, support of advanced integrated RF systems for high performance Electronic Warfare, Radar/Communications, flight test and instrumentation systems. Our products are used by US and international customers in manned aircraft, UAVs, space launch vehicles, missiles and guided weapons applications.

Are you up for challenges? CAES is looking for a Team Player to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment at the Lancaster facility. Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams, and being able to adapt to a rapidly changing production environment brings with it an exciting opportunity to influence the successful execution of production goals and achieving operational excellence. This position must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance to the level of Secret.

The most important thing we build is TRUST


The Electronics Development Project Engineer provides technical, structural, organizational, and project leadership throughout the entire product development lifecycle to ensure successful production qualification of a given program. This role is responsible for coordinating and driving all engineering and development tasks on assigned programs. The Project Engineer works collaboratively with Program Management and with all levels of the organization to ensure all contractual elements of a given program are satisfied and to help ensure the defined project budget, scope, and schedule are maintained throughout the development process.

An ideal candidate applies their technical knowledge and structured project leadership techniques to leverage their formal education, technical training, supporting skill sets, and prior work experience to continuously reduce project risks throughout execution. This position is expected to operate independently with some management oversight as a project lead, as an individual contributor, as a technical consultant, as a project champion, and as structured product development mentor for other engineering staff.


  • Materially support and successfully drive completion of program milestone deliverables such as System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, Test Readiness Review, Production Readiness Review, and Production Qualification.
  • Incorporate traceable hardware requirements, software requirements, use cases, and acceptance test procedures to direct and coordinate development activities and meet customer contract requirements.
  • Materially support the creation of project documentation such as work estimates, project plans, integrated master schedules, requirements specifications, interface control documents, acceptance test procedures, design assurance test procedures, operational models, and other development deliverables.
  • Materially support risk reduction planning, maintain decision matrixes, journalize development rationale information, and secure project artifacts using designated enterprise database tools and storage systems.
  • Lead and direct meetings onsite, in-person, and remotely with various video conferencing tools.
  • Perform related or other supporting engineering work assignments as business needs require.
  • Travel infrequently to off-site locations as needed (0-10%).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline or similar technical degree and 8+ years’ experience in Techncial or Engineering discipline; or,
  • Master's Degree in Engineering and 5+ years experience
  • Working knowledge of electronics systems and electronics manufacturing.
  • Experience operating within stage-gate, structured product development environments.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws. In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a “US Person” under US export laws (or eligible for approval under a U.S. Government export license).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline or similar technical degree and 11+ years experience; or,
  • Master's Degree in Engineering discipline or similar technical degree and 8+ years’ experience in Techncial or Engineering discipline
  • Experience working within the framework of requirement statements.
  • Ability to collaboratively work with and inspire technical teams to design and develop products using industry standard system engineering and project management tools and techniques.
  • Demonstratable self-directed functional task management and strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with operations and quality management within an AS9100 environment.
  • Experience with DOORS NextGen or similar requirements management tool is a significant benefit.
  • Experience with Cameo or similar model-based system engineering (MBSE) tool is a significant benefit.
  • Experience effectively and professionally interfacing with staff, customers, suppliers, and senior staff.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio.
  • Ability to operate a computer and other standard office technology.
  • Ability to proficiently write and verbally communicate clearly and effectively in English.
  • Stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Public speaking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, proven analytical and root cause analysis capabilities, advanced problem solving ability
  • Ability to work under deadlines and constraints, multitasking across different proposals

Salary Range min/max: Project Engineer IV (110,832-166,248) and Project Engineer V (125,067-193,575). Applicable pay within the posted range may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, geographical location, job function of the position, education, and experience of the successful candidate.

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