Principal Mechanical Engineer

Cubic Transportation Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 34 days ago

ob Summary: Acts as technical consultant or project leader and performs complexmechanical engineering tasks. Provides technical guidance and leadership and may serve as department lead. Provides project coordination andsupervision. Coordinates activities for proposals/new business. Definesbudget andschedule constraints. This position typically works under generalsupervisionand direction. Incumbents of this position will regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making authority.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops equipment interfaces and procurement specifications.
  • Designs mechanical structures, components, and subsystems.
  • Prepares design specifications, analyses and recommendations.
  • Performs modeling or subsystem prototype assembly.
  • Prepares design and operation objectives, specifications and resource needs.
  • Recommends test control, strategies, apparatus and equipment.
  • Supports the interfaces with customers, contractors and marketing vendors.
  • Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.
  • Conducts in-house design reviews and technical meetings.
  • Prepares design proposals to reflect cost, schedule and technical approaches.
  • Monitors project status and progress.
  • Manages budget and schedule for mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Keeps abreast of improvements in mechanical engineering techniques.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Four-year college degree in mechanical engineering or science discipline plus a minimum of eight years experience or a Master’s degree with six years experience. Experience to include hardware development/engineering and exercising creativity in technical directions and successful strategy development. Ability to interpret technical contract requirement. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, interface with customer, subcontractors and vendors, and deal with employees and managers at all levels in manufacturing, engineering and other departments