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Engineering Team Lead (Secret Clearance)

Company: Quest Defense Systems & Solutions
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world's fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we're eager to hear from you.The achievers, high performers, and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills:Are you an experienced Project Manager or Team Lead looking for a Great opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment? Join our fast-growing team supporting leading Aerospace companies! If you are a highly motivated individual, a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine interest in technology, we have the perfect job for you!The RoleThe successful candidate will draw upon their past experience to take ownership of new mechanical design engineering team, manage its projects, and act as a technical mentor. Mentorship and a forward thinking approach are important to ensure the team remains the supplier of choice for our customers. You will be the face of Quest Defense to your customers and to the wider industry. Through listening to customer challenges, and building on your previous experiences, you will find creative approaches that will solve their most difficult engineering problems. We are seeking a full time Team Lead who will help deliver projects and mentor their team to meet the needs of our customers and achieve business goals. The team lead will oversee a group of 6-12 engineers performing various services such as, mechanical design, mechanical design engineering, engineering analysis such as FEA, and potentially other adjacent services.As a leader, you will be on the front lines helping establish the next big accounts for Quest Defense. Experienced managers in Delivery will be supporting you and the team as we launch our unique Engineering Services model to help them deliver world-class aerospace and defense products. You may at times be involved with multiple projects across all phases of development, and as a result, you can expect plenty of variety and a well-rounded workload.One of the most critical aspects to the role is ability to adapt to changing requirements and priorities, collaborate with teammates and customers, and communicate effectively with Quest Defense and customer stakeholders. Successful candidates will be proactive in overcoming obstacles, providing answers to questions, leading program governance and KPI tracking, and always looking for ways to improve. It's important to be communicating clearly and often to all stakeholders within the customer and Quest Defense.Potential Job FunctionsManage and develop a team of engineers with a wide range of experience and expertise in product definition, design engineering, and mechanical analysisResource planning, goal setting, coaching, day-to-day managementBuild and foster existing and future relationships with customer counterparts to help expand opportunities and contribute to business developmentHelp guide and mentor engineers with the help of industry recognized expertsFollow all Quest Defense policies and procedures to ensure proper employee performance and development (metrics, performance reviews, training plans, etc.)Project financial tracking and status reportingProject schedule adherence and delivery excellenceProject invoicing (monthly)Participate in recruitment initiatives such as interviews and onboardingSupport project planning of new and existing tasks (cost, schedule, and scope)Proposal preparation, risk assessmentsDevelop internal processes and procedures based on best practices and lessons learned, where applicableCollaborate with resource managers internally and externally to staff projectsCommunicate both orally and in writing to internal and external customers; strong verbal, written and presentation skills are necessaryInteract with internal and external customers, stakeholders, and team membersWeekly status reports, SOW Discussions, Scope RevisionsThis position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned. QualificationsWe're excited to talk to you if your qualifications meet the following criteria:5-10 years of experience in the aerospace industryBS/B.Tech in Mechanical or Aerospace engineer (or relevant experience)Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneouslyExperience with GD&T and CAD requirements a plusExperience with ANSYS Classic and Workbench preferredExperience with product definition, design engineering and field event investigation a plusFamiliarity with Aero Engines desiredExperience with data analytics, quality practices and root cause analysis desiredAbility to interact with employees/managers at all levels with strong oral and written communication skillsStrong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environmentPersonnel management experience is preferredProject Management experience is preferredLike to work in a fast paced, creative environmentEnjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!US Citizen requiredPhysical Requirements & Work EnvironmentMostly office environmentsHeavily regulated industries with strict adherence to proceduresUS Citizen required with ability to obtain and maintain a Secret-level US DoD security clearanceExisting DoD Secret clearance or above is strongly preferred

Keywords: Quest Defense Systems & Solutions, Cincinnati , Engineering Team Lead (Secret Clearance), Engineering , Cincinnati, Ohio

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