Job Description

TPG- Mechanical Systems Engineer

Department: TPG Business Development

Job Description

JOB TITLE:   MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER (Aviation/Mechanical/Survivability Systems)        

REPORTS TO:    VP/ Director of Aviation Program Management


LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for overall Divisional Systems Engineering inclusive of programming and technical activities. Develop and manage corporate system engineering plan and architecture to support contemporary and future aviation and defense programs. Identify, analyze and develop protocols and documents to generate and manage current and anticipated system requirements for internal and external programs. Manage program requirements to ensure all aspects of both Government and Industry customer requirements are met.


                    Responsible for requirements oversight, development, implementation and management on all programs within The Protective Group (TPG);

                    Familiarity with both document based and model based system engineering (MBSE) philosophies;

                    Responsible for evolving, emerging and requirements change awareness, knowledge, interpretation and management;

                    Responsible for requirements management and requirements tracking for design, qualification and production efforts and should have a working knowledge of DOORS or similar requirements tracking software;

                    Other responsibilities may include limited travel in support of efforts, proposals and installations, trouble shooting, technical support, planned and unplanned systems upgrades, configuration management, and documentation development;

                    Familiarity with defense related system specifications (i.e. DO-160, DO-180, etc.)

                    Ability to author, develop systems level analysis supporting design and qualification;

                    Interface with Mechanical and Structures Engineers on a regular basis;

                    Interface with internal and external resources in support of plans and activities;

                    Manage requirements and decompose subject requirements into their respective components;

                    Ability to author, develop and implemental departmental/corporate procedures;

                    Develop and maintain Internal and External Interface Control Documents;

                    Develop documentation in support of customer requirements i.e. SDRLs/CDRLs;

                    Develop, generate and execute test plans in support of program validation and verification;

                    Develop Validation Reports in support of ballistic lab testing;

                    Develop Technical Reports in support of department initiatives;

                    Coordinate projects by monitoring and maintaining Gate process and schedules;

                    Ability to participate in bid and proposal process (i.e. identify and verify submission compliance and generate Basis of Estimates and System Specifications);

                    Availability to traveling to support to off-site meetings/events to represent the program as required.

                    Participate in organizational planning and contribute insights, knowledge and experience to improve internal efficiencies, ensure customer satisfaction and preserve and advance TPG’s position in a highly competitive Threat Protection market space.

Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:  Detail oriented self-starter with ability to prioritize assignments, work independently and multi-task in a fast moving R&D and production environments with shifting priorities and changing requirements. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired, but not required, with strong communication and decision making skills. Good presentation skills are also a plus. Candidate must have experience in Project Planning and should have a working knowledge of MS Project. Position may require limited travel to support off-site meetings and events. Experience in performing Root Cause Analysis and implementing corrective action in order to correct deficiencies preferred.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: The minimum requirement for this position is BS (mechanical, aerospace, materials, or similar engineering discipline) + 4 years’ experience. BS degree must be from a 4-year degree from an ABET accredited institution. Experience with US Government/Department of Defense clients is beneficial.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  Ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards.

***This position also requires that the Systems Engineer be eligible for, and can maintain, a government security clearance.

Compliance with all established TPG personnel and employment policies

This position requires use of and access to information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Accordingly, all Systems Engineers must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Temporary Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility. Employee may occasionally lift or move up to 25 lbs.



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Job Type
Full Time