Project Lead Engineer (Aerospace)

233742 Requisition #

Moog is looking for a Project Engineer to join our Software Development Team. You will manage the planning, development, and implementation of software on flight-critical components or test them.  Reporting to an Engineering Manager, you will have a 9/80 work schedule and a hybrid work option (depending on project phase and needs) in Torrance, CA (Los Angeles County area). 


Moog Military Aircraft provides flight control equipment and systems to the world’s leading military platforms.  Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, Moog employs 13,000 employees in 27 countries.  At Moog we have a culture of trust and mutual respect; and for you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work.


As a Project Engineer, you will…

·       Build and implement a project plan for the successful development, implementation and testing of software from start to finish

·       Communicate with the involved project team and management, keeping them informed of progress, risks, and educating them on the operation and performance of the design

·       Independently evaluate and assess gaps in planning

·       Highlight and document risks

·       Create approaches and solutions to resolve roadblocks

·       Manage the cost and schedule with an understanding of EVMS principles

·       Manage software scope to identify and control changes that may affect overall project completion

·       Validate conceptual problem solutions by performing trade studies and analyses

·       Document scope, assumptions, designs, analyses, and test results with accurate and concise reports

·       Be contributor to the preparation of successful proposal estimates and technical volume write‑ups

·       Navigate through challenging, technical environments to, assess and communicate full impacts, and manage expectations

·       Represent Moog consistent with its technical reputation

·       Travel may be required 

To be considered for the Project Engineer role, here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:


·       BS Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline WITH 5+ years of experience in project management/project engineering or a lead role; OR MS Degree WITH 3+ years of experience in project management/project engineering or a lead role. 

·       2+ years of experience working as part of a project team

·       Technical writing experience


This job requires access to United States export-controlled information.


It would be great if you also had: 

·       Experience managing technical programs

·       Software development knowledge

·       Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

·       Hands-on Electrical, Mechanical, Controls experience or knowledge in a Test/Development lab environment

·       Control Account Manager (CAM) experience

·       Experience with the development of Integrated Master plan (IMP) / Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

·       Experience with Risk and Opportunity management or similar business processes

·       Experience with Agile/Scrum development and implementation

·       Familiarity with SVN, JIRA, DOORS

·       Familiarity with dSpace, LabVIEW, and NI software development/verification

·       Secret Clearance is a plus


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits on day one
  • Flexible planned vacation
  • 401(k) match, profit share, and employee stock purchase options
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Our Torrance site has a 9/80 work schedule with every-other Friday off
  • Inclusive company culture


Salary range:

The base pay range for this opportunity is $91,000 - $144,000 per year.  The base salary range represents the low and high end of the Moog salary range for this position in the given work location. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including location, experience, and performance. The range(s) listed is just one component of Moog's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, employee stock purchase plan, an open paid time off policy, competitive 401K plan with enhanced matching program, and many region-specific benefits. 


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About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.


Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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