Lead Project Engineer Transmissions- 3164231

Job ID: 3164231

Position: Lead Engineering Project Manager

Our client, a prominent player in the Aerospace / Aviation / Defense industry, seeks a skilled Lead Engineering Project Manager to join their dynamic team. With a multitude of accolades, our client has earned recognition for excellence in engineering and project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee design, analysis, integration, and performance of transmission and related subsystems in diverse applications.
  2. Act as the primary technical liaison, facilitating discussions between our client and stakeholders, including Customers, Suppliers, and Contractors.
  3. Lead a cross-functional, matrixed engineering team encompassing Mechanical, Electrical, and Software engineering disciplines, ensuring superior work quality and timely delivery of engineering contract requirements.
  4. Conduct monthly assessments of project budgets, providing essential data to program finance and management teams.
  5. Provide extensive support to program management, addressing technical aspects such as Statements of Work (SOW), schedule adherence, cost control, and risk management.
  6. Approve technical reports for engineering submissions to customers.
  7. Assume accountability for system-level requirements related to transmissions and gear drive systems, deriving design specifications from vehicle-level requirements.
  8. Estimate engineering costs and serve as the technical lead for new transmission and gear drive projects, special assignments, and initiatives aimed at design and process enhancement.
  9. Manage engineering resources allocated to the program, assigning tasks and evaluating performance.
  10. Ensure comprehensive capture of data in Design Verification Test plans to assess compliance with requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or an equivalent technical BS degree, with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with MS or equivalent).
  • In-depth expertise in transmission and gear drive design, understanding transmission performance parameters, and their impact on vehicle performance.
  • Proficiency in mechanics, hydraulics, and the components of transmission and gear drive systems.
  • Knowledge of powerpack integration into vehicles and understanding of how transmission operations affect vehicle performance.
  • Proven project management experience, utilizing MS Project for schedule creation.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, including leading 8D investigations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Leadership capabilities to inspire engineers toward achieving common goals of excellence.
  • Ability to move freely in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in GD&T, reading machining and assembly prints, and understanding bill of materials and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to make technical decisions, achieve project objectives within budget and schedule, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Collaborative spirit, capable of working effectively in a cross-functional environment on multiple projects.
  • Tracking metrics and reporting engineering activity status.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for technical report writing and review.
  • Eligibility for security clearance.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10%, both domestically and internationally.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with working on CAD models and proficiency in ProE (Creo) or other CAD software.
  • Experience with analysis of combat vehicle propulsion systems, including transmission and powerpack performance.
  • Exposure to manufacturing or assembly line setup for existing products.
  • Proficiency in German language.
  • Experience in a regulated aerospace/military manufacturing environment with expertise in CNC Machining, complex assembly, and product testing.
  • MS degree in engineering or other master’s degree.

Note: Full-time onsite position with paid relocation assistance.

Job ID:3164231

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Muskegon
State: Michigan

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