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Engineering Program Manager- Principal Project Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 July 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Senior Principal Project Engineer to lead the design, development, prototyping, and deployment of sensor systems solutions using engineering best practices in support of next generation radar programs. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the technical development and execution of a next generation radar program, working with a team of business development, product development, and engineering

  • Coordinate the, proposals, and business plans, in the execution of the program tasks and strategies for existing programs

  • Coordinate proposal preparation (programmatic, technical and cost) for future programs

  • Drive the identification of new business opportunities and develop new product roadmaps

  • Manage programs within schedule and budget, and lead risk and opportunity management

  • Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the U.S. and across the global corporation

  • Manage internal Saab investments that align to the specific product line development.

  • Mentor Engineering Program Management (EPM) and junior engineers

Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Math or Science strongly preferred.

  • 15+ years of experience related to Surveillance Systems.

  • 20+ years working with Department of Defense (DoD) customers, specifically Army, Marine Core, and Navy customers.

  • Proven project leadership with Radar systems.

  • Demonstrated responsibility for program execution and product development strategies, leading teams in the aerospace and defense industry.

  • Previously demonstrated leadership management skills with cross functional experience.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Proven customer relationship management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and influence customer, key stakeholders (internal and external to the organization).

  • Able to communicate and make presentations to senior leadership within the company and customer communities.

  • Strong analysis skills and abilities.

  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for systems engineering processes.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.