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Engineering Project Manager

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 04/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00108

Job Description

Company is looking for an Engineering Project Manager. This individual would ultimately be responsible for the planning and execution of engineering projects in our wheeled division which includes ensuring all obligations are clearly identified to successfully meet project cost, schedule and technical performance requirements.

Hybrid or Onsite:
  • This will be a hybrid role: approximated 90% on-site and 10% remote.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following activities:
  • Understand and apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of systems engineering that will aid in the ability to plan and execute engineering projects.
  • Create project plans and schedules by working with the engineering organization.
  • Lead projects and technical teams in the design, validation and configuration management of platform product improvements.
  • Manage all projects within agreed upon scope, schedule and budget to a high level of quality and safety.
  • Prepare bids and support any applicable proposal development efforts.
  • Provide support to other functional organizations (Program Office, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Finance, etc) as necessary to ensure successful project completion.
  • Forecast resources for the engineering projects for which you are responsible.
  • Coordinate and support the development of corrective action activities.
  • Identify critical issues requiring action in a timely manner and manage to closure.
  • Develop and present executive level summaries.
  • Utilize established metrics for monitoring project performance.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Computer Engineering preferred. Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience. Advanced/additional degree in Business Administration a plus.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in the engineering/defense industries.
  • Familiar with Earned Value Management.
  • Familiar with the defense acquisition process.
  • Experienced in technical interface with customers.
  • Organizational capabilities to direct and lead others in a team-based environment.
  • Analytical skills and ability to direct and consult on technical analyses.
  • Must be willing to travel (domestic and/or foreign) as needed.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime.
  • This position will require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance. (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance).
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jimmy Tallent
Technical Recruiter

As a proud U.S. Army veteran with an extensive 28-year service record, Jimmy Tallent dedicated two decades of his life to active duty and an additional eight years in the Army Reserve, contributing his time, talent and commitment  to various vital aspects of military service. His journey has been diverse, spanning roles in aviation, transportation, and recruiting, allowing him to develop a versatile skill set and a deep understanding of the military landscape.

Originally hailing from the city of Chattanooga, TN, Jimmy embarked on his military career with a passion for service and a commitment to excellence. Throughout his tenure, he served in dynamic and challenging roles, which included the precision and expertise demanded by the  aviation industry, the strategic logistics of transportation, and the interpersonal and leadership skills required in the recruiting field.

In addition to his rich military experience, he pursued and earned a degree in business management, further enhancing his knowledge and capabilities. With this academic achievement, coupled with his practical experience, positioned him as a professional with a comprehensive understanding of both military and business landscapes.

Today, Jimmy is excited to leverage his leadership, organizational, and strategic skills at Contract Professionals, Inc. Jimmy is driven by his commitment to excellence, his discipline instilled through years of military service, and his passion for overcoming challenges. He approaches every opportunity with the same dedication and integrity, which defined his military career.

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