RF Lead Project Engineer

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted 01/19/2024

Location: Salt Lake City, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

RF Lead Project Engineer

Salt Lake City, Utah- Hybrid

Position Summary

Thales is currently looking for an RF Lead Project Engineer who is responsible for the technical project deliveries (Navigation Aids (NAVAIDs) and vary between full design and development projects to delivery based projects) to either internal or external customers: lead a team of engineers to produce project deliverables that meet cost, schedule and technical goals while working closely with the Project Manager to ensure all technical objectives of the project are being met.

Regulatory Compliance Requirements

Must be a U.S. Person as defined in applicable law, or otherwise authorized or eligible for authorization, to access to hardware, software, technology or technical data controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Key Areas of Responsibility

Communicate with the customer’s engineering teams to explain and “sell” various technical aspects of the design and act as the primary technical contact for customer on all technical issues.

Find solutions to technical problems from the system level to the circuit level.

Produce project planning, requirements, and testing documents while playing an active part in the day-to-day design and development decision-making process.

Perform development and/or maintenance of specifications, interfaces, design, implementation, integration, and testing of Navigation Aid products to support the team’s ability to achieve success.

Capture of customer requirements and flow down into System/Subsystem Specification (SSS) requirements to determine collectively the relevant modifications to the hardware, software and system.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Systems, Electrical or Software Engineering, or another technical field with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant work experience, or Master’s degree in Systems, Electrical or Software Engineering

Prior experience in RF design and development of complex Radio Frequency hardware

At least 6 years of progressively responsible engineering experience, including Project Engineering

Hands on experience with electrical engineering; specifically the design and implementation of circuit card assemblies.

At least 5 years of experience in all stages of design, development, testing and manufacturing.

Strong appreciation of Safety and Safety Assurance within the Engineering.

If you’re excited about working with Thales, but not meeting the requirements for this position, we encourage you to join our Talent Community!

Special Position Requirements

Travel: Anticipated to be less than 10% annually. Trips can be both domestic and international travel and less than 5 days in length, with international trips up to 7 days in length.

What We Offer

Thales provides an extensive benefits program for all full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week and their eligible dependents, including the following:

•Elective Health, Dental, Vision, FSA/HSA, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Whole Group Life w/LTC, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Plan, Identity Theft, and Pet Insurance.

•Retirement Savings Plan after 30 days of employment with a company contribution and a match, and with no vesting period.

•Company paid holidays and Paid Time Off.

•Company provided Life Insurance,

Why Join Us?

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This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check. Qualified candidates with [a] criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal law, state law, and local ordinances.

Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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