Principal Project Engineer Job Description

Principal Project Engineer Job Description

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Principal project engineer provides specialist skills and knowledge in the areas related to engineering and analysis including design codes related to subsea engineering and installation engineering.

Principal Project Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Provides guidance to the Engineering Project Managers (CAMs) regarding EVM implementation, financial management
Provide leadership for the development, execution and control of proposals and projects with the ultimate goal of achieving project completion on time, within budgets, to the satisfaction of the customer, and at acceptable levels of quality without compromising safety or reliability
Be responsible for project development and project execution
Be responsible for the technical aspects of leading a project team in defining and completing the project agreed upon scope of supply
Have ownership of the project budget, schedule, and technical quality to achieve the project and business objectives established at the start of the project
Significant experience in an engineering or projects role, ideally with commercial exposure
Hands-on experience in an operational environment and a practical approach
Fluency in English, Dutch is a plus
Provides onsite client support for software, hardware and services
Take ownership of customer issues and see problems through to resolution and provide enterprise level technical support to our customers

Principal Project Engineer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Principal Project Engineer

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Education for Principal Project Engineer

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Employers hiring for the principal project engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Science, Electrical Engineering, Technical, Design, Construction Management, Technology, Graduate, Mathematics, MBA

Skills for Principal Project Engineer

Desired skills for principal project engineer include:

AutoCAD Civil 3D hydrology/hydraulic modeling software and traffic modeling software
Multiple engineering disciplines
Principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications
Along with strong PC skills are highly
Analysis methods
Applicable Federal and local codes
Clinical/technical applications of medical devices and human anatomy
Design techniques
Environmental & municipal permitting requirements
Gas codes

Desired experience for principal project engineer includes:

Prepares design, feature, and process documentation
Participates in response to RFIs/RFPs
Keeps informed of new developments, advances in technology and business operations and strategies
Manage and support internal or third-party engineering projects through all product development aspects of Hardware engineering projects, including but not limited to providing specifications, statement of work, leading design reviews, integration, verification, testing and qualification
Writes the technical specification and design test verification documents to ensure the product meets the design /system/customer requirements
Knowledge of Analog and Digital design

Principal Project Engineer Examples

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Principal Project Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a principal project engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal project engineer
  • Coordinates and manages the assignments of project’s engineering personnel and is responsible for leading and evaluating project staff
  • Acts as liaison between different engineering disciplines, engineering support functions, manufacturing, program management personnel and the customer
  • Manages systems configuration, system architecture and system design
  • Identifies solutions for new and existing customers, and takes a leading role in the preparation and presentation of clear and high-quality solutions, highlighting the role of both technology and service delivery within them
  • Helps maintain documentation that describes the current state of our products and systems for distribution to potential customers, and participates in the preparation and presentation of product roadmaps that describe the future state of these products and systems
  • Design and support the implementation of complex end-to-end integrated systems
  • Presents technical status updates to customers during recurring telecons, technical coordination meetings
  • Responsible for approving and tracking training budgets of $300k+ per year
  • Preparing for and leading the monthly Internal Operations Review (IOR) for the GSS VP
  • Act in the capacity as MS SSC Community Relations POC
Qualifications for principal project engineer
  • Membership in Professional Organizations (Desirable)
  • The qualified candidate will have extensive system software technical knowledge, with heavy emphasis on embedded systems
  • Must also have proven and demonstrated leadership skills
  • BS EE (Electrical Engineering) or CE (Computer Engineering) is required
  • Familiar with micro-processors (x86, ARM, DSP), Ethernet (FE/GE/10G) peripherals, PCIe, USB, SATA bus protocols, other communication I/O interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C)
  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting languages (Bash, Python)
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of principal project engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal project engineer
  • Lead, track and drive senior managers and team on critical staffing activities
  • Work closely with all SSC E&T staffing managers to ensure that processes are implemented across the enterprise
  • Work closely with GSS VP on GSS status for MS Monthly Program Reviews (MPR)
  • Tracking College and Intern hiring requirements while providing support to GSS Directors and Sr
  • Participate and ensure GSS representation at scheduled hiring events
  • Play a critical role in GSS Strategy Sessions
  • Preparing for and briefing MS VP and Directors on strategic initiatives
  • Herndon E&T POC for coordinating college and intern hires activities each summer per the outlined plan
  • Leads and supports execution of Product and significant process RCCA, Troubleshooting / Evaluations, Supplier Issues, Customer Queries, Engineering Change Process, Analysis, White Papers, MRBs, RMRAs, Technical Reports, Drawing Reviews, as required
  • Managing the hours and budget for members of the Mechanical discipline team
Qualifications for principal project engineer
  • Demonstrated strong project management leadership (planning, coordination and execution) skills
  • Experience briefing executives
  • WPD Experience
  • Strong background and skills needed to perform trade studies and gap analysis
  • Minimum 2-3 years as Project Engineering or Project Coordinator
  • Preferred experience in Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
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Principal Project Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of principal project engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal project engineer
  • Provide project coordination of cross-functional software engineering development teams
  • Develops work package structure, leads creation of cost, integrated schedules and milestones for software components
  • Create and present program reviews and other presentations as required
  • Ensure product satisfies technical and performance requirements
  • Act as a liaison between customers, engineering, and other non-engineering functional groups such as product integrity, quality, systems engineering
  • Support Process Improvement, drive CMMI high maturity practices
  • Customer interaction is a must and the candidate will work with an experienced and knowledgeable customer team and internal team
  • Lead and support cost and weight reduction initiatives with suppliers while ensuring product integrity
  • Define and lead problem solving processes successfully, even with limited resources and information
  • Provide significant technical contributions essential to the successful completion of projects
Qualifications for principal project engineer
  • PE highly desired
  • Experience with data networks
  • 15+ years of related work experience in the planning and implementation of wireless communication projects, including significant experience with RF projects for transit communication systems involving a large group of Engineers, Designers, and technical support personnel
  • Candidate must possess a working knowledge of utility best practices, Civil Engineering codes – NJIBC, ACI & AISC Standards
  • Experience with Cost Engineering concepts (project estimating, forecasting, cost controls and variance reporting)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience directly related to substation design, engineering and construction
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Principal Project Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of principal project engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal project engineer
  • Determines the scope of procurement work, schedules, and budgets for technical aspects of the contract and monitors progress
  • Reviews work produced to ensure that applicable codes, standards, and procedures are followed and that quality is acceptable
  • Coordinates the utilization of interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project, the assignment of personnel from other technical support groups within the company
  • Reviews and approves change orders
  • Communicate with management to ensure compliance with local, state, Federal and international codes and regulations
  • Planning, execution, and control of assigned engineering work scope activities, coordinating cross-functional assignments with the supporting groups within ETS, MCOE, ECOE, ISC, Quality, Airworthiness, Program Management and MSEA as necessary
  • Standardization, Program Development, and Implementation - Develop various programs, plans, procedures, and standards related to meter and regulation and tapping functions
  • Systems – Develop, implement and maintain computer and other systems necessary to insure efficient performance of job functions
  • Plan and execute projects within the D&G CoE and with other functional groups
  • Responsible for project schedules, budgets, and technical performance
Qualifications for principal project engineer
  • 6 or more years of professional applicable engineering experience
  • Must possess the ability to read schematics, network and electric one-line diagrams and be able to interpret applicable technical information
  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 8-12+ years’ experience or Master’s degree in field with 6+ years’ experience
  • Engineering Degree with minimum 7 years of working experience in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Have experience in variant handling for the devices under test (DUTs)
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in analogue/digital electronic design
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Principal Project Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal project engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal project engineer
  • Develop project scopes, specifications, schedules, and investment grade cost estimates for complex, multi-discipline industrial manufacturing capital projects worldwide up to and primarily greater than $50M
  • Lead a cross functional team of 100+ engineers (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Systems, Test, and several Project Engineers) to successfully deliver a major component of the electric propulsion system for the next generation submarine program
  • Develop strategies to overcome unplanned events, working with the customer community on any program adjustments to attain the best results for the program, and drive the execution activities required to overcome them
  • Responsible for ensuring design compliance with all project requirements along with the design, development, analysis, documentation and support testing of products, systems and subsystems within the program
  • Interact with all level of management and other personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • Provide an interface for engineering to internal and external stakeholders and leadership
  • Communicate the status of activities on the program to NPS and customer executive teams on a regular basis
  • Mentor and coach less experienced project engineers on the program
  • Ensures that the project scope is contained
  • Manages project engineering schedules and budgets
Qualifications for principal project engineer
  • Knowledge and experience in FMEA, EMC requirements/measurements/optimization, electronic circuit analysis tools and Circuit Design Capture tools
  • Proficiency in the design and analysis of structural steel, concrete and precast concrete
  • Capital project definition
  • Equipment specification (URS)
  • Strong leadership capabilities to manage diverse teams
  • Has developed robust risk mitigation plans to manage risk across complex technical programs

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