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Senior Project Engineer

Company: Safran
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Job Description:

**Safran** is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016). **Safran** is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France. **Safran Cabin** is the world's leading supplier of cabin interiors for regional, narrow and wide-body, business and military aircraft. The company's product range includes integrated cabin interiors, overhead bins, galleys, lavatories, crew rests and cargo containers. **POSITION SUMMARY** The Senior Project Engineer is a strong technical leader responsible for managing the overall engineering effort on aircraft interior programs. The Project Engineer is responsible for leading an engineering team from all disciplines in the planning and execution of all engineering activities in support of a large program or multiple programs. **SCOPE OF POSITION** The Senior Project Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager **ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS** + Creates and maintains a project plan, monitors the progress of the design against the plan; informs management when schedule will not be met so that adjustments can be made. + Manage and direct large multi-discipline teams. + Manage a single large program or multiple programs. + Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel in all engineering disciplines to specific aspects or phases of project such as analysis, development or design. + Responsible for and evaluates product design for conformance to engineering principles, and compliance to regulatory requirements, customer requirements, quality standards, and specifications. + Identifies, establishes, defines and tracks all design criteria associated with the product throughout the duration of the project and disseminates them to all engineers involved. + Responsible for monitoring, managing and meeting the weight and schedule targets for the project. + Responsible for financial targets as established by the RFQ budget with regards to Bill of Materials, Tooling, Materials, Processes and other KPI as applicable. + Reviews and evaluates product request from customer, and formulates conceptual design to meet customer requirements. + Leads and manages the design input to all customer and internal design review meetings including ITCM, Kick-Off, PDRs, IDRs, CDR, FAI, and Program Reviews. + Monitors scope of work changes that may affect schedule, cost, or weight and communicates impacts to the Program Manager. + Evaluates and approves design changes and drawing releases. + Ensures up-front integration of Industrial Design requirements. + Creates, updates and manages the Top Down BOM for the project to ensure both a timely drawing release and an on-time First Article Inspection (FAI). + Creates WBS in accordance with SOW, RFQ and project plan. + Supports the functional groups in promoting adherence to design standards including the Approved Material List (AML). + Defines the test requirements necessary to satisfy regulatory certification requirements. + Manages the Technology Readiness Level of the product. Requests and coordinates the construction of samples, mockups, prototypes, and the execution of development tests, to minimize the failure risk of materials or designs. + Coordinates activities to evaluate and resolve engineering related production and installation problems. + Sets design criteria against which detail drawings and sub-assemblies are checked. + Ensures that all drawings are correct and have been checked and are released according to schedule. + Issues design memos and meeting minutes to provide a technical description of the system/component, document a major design evolution, and obtain approval of design approaches and features. + Responsible for meeting all data submittal requirements required by the airframe manufacturer, the customer and/or regulatory agency. + Maintains the certified status of the project + Responsible for notifying certification departments throughout the program, including production, of changes to the design that impact certification aspects. + Coordinates the preparation of technical publications for the project + Contributes to the preparation of proposals, including the development of statements of work, non-recurring engineering estimates, and end item kit lists. + Prepares poject status reports for management. **Lean Support** + Promote and support 6s, Kaizen, and other Zodiac sponsored Lean activities. + Participate and contribute to 6s and Lean activities. **EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE requirements** + Bachelor degree in applicable engineering discipline or equivalent experience required. + Minimum 10 years engineering in the aerospace industry with emphasis on interiors retrofit/re-configuration + Previous project management experience required. **COMPETENCIES** + Customer Focus - solicits and uses feedback for continuous improvement. Strives for quality and excellence. + Accountability - takes a no excuses approach to making things happen. Takes responsibility for own actions and results. Keep commitments to each other, customers, leaders, and shareholders. + Collaboration - Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives + Communication - Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills + Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with limited direction. + Strong organizational, time and project management skills in a Lean environment. + Excellent attention to detail. + Ability to work well in team environment. + Knowledge of composite manufacturing processes and tooling + Takes a no excuses approach for making things happen. + Self-motivated and multi-tasker; able to level load own workload. + Ability to work in a close-knit team environment and contribute at a high level at all times. + Demonstrated humility, realism, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for co-workers and the workplace. + Maintain positive attitude towards company goals. **OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES** + Basic knowledge of MS Office Products (Excel, Outlook, Word) + Demonstrated proficiency with PC Based Design and Programming software (Catia V5 preferred) + Excellent blueprint reading skills + Ability to work OT as needed during high customer demand **WORKING ENVIRONMENT** + Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. + Standard workweek often exceeds 40 hours/week. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement It is the policy of Safran to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law. If you are applying for a job in the United States and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our Human Resources Department at support.BHM-HR@zodiacaerospace.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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