FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
New Hudson, Michigan
Lead Project Engineer/Chief Engineer #886169
Job Description:
  • As a Lead Project Engineer/Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting the program while leading a cross-functional set of technical project execution activities. 
  • You will be responsible for developing solutions utilizing core competencies and capabilities to deliver exceptional value to our customers and create a competitive advantage for our robotic products. (Unmanned Vehicles)
  • Daily activities will include close collaboration with while leading the project technical teams through all aspects of platform design, subsystem design, technology integration, simulation, objective testing, and subjective evaluation.
  • Plan and execute engineering programs, review product designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications
  • Coordinate activities on technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering issues
  • Set technical objectives and requirements, establish the decision-making process using trade studies, resolve any conflicts, and guide the team
  • Lead communication internally, as the voice of the customer, and externally as single point of contact
  • Coordinate personnel on project assignments through the resource forecasting process, coordination with matrixed department managers, and HR recruiting staff
  • Identify risks to customer satisfaction and project deliverables and develop action plans to mitigate
  • Support Program Managers in planning project financials, tracking costs, and ensuring target profitability
  • A systems integration approach to vehicle development including knowledge in a variety of automotive and defense sub-systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • This position requires exceptional communication of technical and programmatic data
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and competing requirements in the design space as well as schedule
  • A strong personal desire to always be the best, work with the best and support the team
  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or similar engineering education
  • 7+ years of engineering experience in defense, automotive, or aerospace industry
  • Broad experience with vehicle systems, to include Powertrain, Driveline, Electrical Systems, Control Systems, and Structures
  • Knowledge of prototype and low-volume manufacturing
Additional Info:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is a financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused, operating in nearly half of the states in the U.S., Europe and India.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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