Oct 31, 2022

Engineering Manager

  • Tyonek Native Corporation
  • Madison, AL 35758, USA
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description


The Engineering Manager plans, leads and directs all aspects of a cross-functional engineering team to include systems engineering, electrical design, mechanical design, qualification analysis, systems safety analysis, integration design and developmental testing activities in support of US DoD, foreign military, and commercial customers. Designs, integrates and test complex electronic systems integrations onto aircraft, aerostats or ground weapons systems IAW DoD Aviation Airworthiness standards, FAA Airworthiness standards or other applicable design standards. Serves as the primary technical point of contact for all engineering aspects of projects and provides technical management and leadership of subcontractors, vendors, and the internal project team. Performs business and administrative activities, such as project scheduling, develop work breakdown structures, budgeting, manpower and resource planning, and financial reporting. Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with the organization's established policies and objectives.


  • Lead and manage the Engineering Department, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • This position will direct others and perform exempt level decision making including interviewing, hiring, terminating, performance reviews, and performance corrections.
  • A self-starter with strong interpersonal, leadership and team skills and demonstrated ability to achieve results is expected.
  • Develop engineering resource estimates and engineering technical proposals in response to customer RFPs.
  • Provide engineering input in development of program Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Plan and execute engineering activities, review and deliver engineering product and services to the customer within cost, schedule, quality and technical performance requirements as agreed to by contract.
  • Analyze customer requirements and prepare statements of work, project performance plans and specifications as required.
  • Develop subcontractor statements of work (SSOW) and manage subcontracted vendors in support of design and development activities.
  • Lead Integrated Product Teams (IPT).
  • Coordinate and manage qualification of products and effectively communicate with customer and US Government design approval authorities.
  • Coordinate and resolve technical issues with the customer.
  • Develop or refine engineering processes and procedures.
  • Develop, review and approve project metrics that measure cost and schedule performance of technical efforts utilizing Earned Value Management System (EVMS) techniques.
  • Prepare, lead and present formal and informal design review presentations to customers and internal project team and management.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing engineering to identify manufacturing efficiencies early in the design.
  • Perform root cause analysis and develop corrective action plan and implement and monitor execution of the plan.
  • Identify and mitigate projects risks.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to applicable codes, regulations, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in an Engineering discipline (or closely related field) is required.
  • Master of Science (MS) Degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years engineering experience is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of managerial / supervisory experience in engineering or related technical field is required.
  • Working knowledge of modern avionics architectures and modern and legacy avionics systems is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years working in or supporting military aviation is a required.
  • Experience with upgrade/modification design of rotary wing or fixed wing aircraft is required.
  • Experience in preparation of qualification substantiation documentation for DoD or FAA aircraft modifications is required.
  • Experience in the Aviation System Safety design process is a plus.
  • Advanced MS Office skills are required along with a working knowledge of MS Project is required.
  • Proven working experience as a project engineer of DoD or FAA aircraft upgrades is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and organizational/time management skills
  • Ability to stay calm and a "Can do" attitude during demanding situations and tight schedules.
  • Working knowledge of DoD aircraft technical manuals is a plus.
  • Previous experience working in an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) project and a working knowledge of EVMS processes and techniques as applied in an engineering development environment is a plus.
  • Must be able to embrace and react to change while operating in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, customer service-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer, pre-employment substance abuse testing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands, working at heights with fall protection devices.
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
  • May be required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry for short distances.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • Normally works in an office setting with controlled temperature.


TNC and its subsidiaries fall under ANCSA and are entitled under Federal Law to extend hiring preferences to its shareholders. ANCSA provides TNC the authority to give shareholder preference in hiring. TNC reaffirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Tyonek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor who affords equal employment opportunity to protected veterans and people with disabilities: Tyonek Native Corporation provides all employees and job applicants' equal employment opportunities in hiring and promotion without discrimination because of age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, color, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by law.

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