Design Manager, Electrical/Controls/Fire Alarms in Kennedy Space Center, FL at PAE

Date Posted: 7/16/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Design Manager, Electrical/Controls/Fire Alarms

Company Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are required to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Employees are required to:

  • Comply with all applicable safety and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely.
  • Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Purpose and Scope 

PSP is seeking a Design Engineering Manager to lead a team of Electrical, Controls and Fire Alarm Systems Design Engineers at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on the Base Operations and Spaceport Services (BOSS) Contract. The specific types of facilities in which these systems are located include space flight hardware processing facilities, launch pad support facilities, engineering and administrative support buildings and other types of industrial and commercial facilities.  Projects range from simple single-discipline to complex multi-discipline.

Job Duties and Essential Responsibilities           

Responsible for the planning, directing and monitoring of all aspects of the electrical, fire alarm systems and controls Engineering Branch for Baseline and IDIQ Task Order projects and other assignments of varying degrees of complexity. Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits. At this level, the individual will have demonstrated an understanding of project delivery requirements, creativity, foresight, working with a multi-disciplinary team to meet project goals and delivery of high quality technical excellence. Possess a familiarity with the design of low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical distribution systems; lighting systems; control systems and fire alarm systems. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules while maintaining performance standards. Assign group personnel to project teams and assist, or lead, in the development of the scope of work, the schedule and the estimate of engineering hours for proposals. Develop and monitor project staffing plans through the life of projects to meet scope of work, schedule and budget constraints. Manage the design teams to keep their focus on the project deliverables, schedule and allocated hours. Monitoring of the production of design deliverables for each project. Provide recommendations for hiring new personnel. Develop, mentor and manage staff. Establish and monitor Branch and individual goals. Manage staff career development and training. Conduct performance evaluations. Establish and maintain exceptional client relationships via effective communication, time management, responsiveness, and reliability. Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with company’s policies and applicable laws. Understand when there is a need for a low cost delivery approach to a project and the ability to implement it. Conduct periodic meetings to review Company and Branch updates, issues and personnel work safety. Conduct periodic one-on-one meetings with employees to maintain open communication with staff, listen to suggestions, obtain status, ensure efficiency and provide solutions where needed. Ensure compliance with Company and Division policies, procedures, and objectives. Review, develop or update Design Engineering Branch procedures as required. Ensure that the Branch is supporting the Configuration Management (CM) program to include the evaluation and monitoring of all modifications to configured systems. Prepare, deliver and submit technical presentations in support of planning or design issues or efforts. Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors of Science degree, from an ABET accredited program, in Electrical Engineering, or related field. Management or supervisory experience: 3 years minimum. Electrical Design Engineering or related field: 10 years minimum. Possess a working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Project. Good communication, writing and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred to possess a current and active FL Professional Engineers license or be able to attain that license within one year of the start date of employment. May require some limited travel. May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required government clearances/badges as required by program and position.
  • Must have the ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written in an effective manner.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards; occasional lifting to 20 pounds; constant sitting with use of computer terminal; constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents; constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication; constant mental alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able to work under deadlines. Field work will consist primarily of site walk downs in support of design projects and system trouble shooting Site hazard training and Personal Protective Equipment are provided.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Safety - PSP enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.
  • Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the PSP Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable PSP Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.
  • Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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