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Project Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
28 February 2022
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Job Description:

Saab in East Syracuse, NY is currently seeking a self-motivated Project Engineer to deploy state-of-the-art Remote Tower solutions for Air Traffic Control and Airport Ramp Operation applications in the U.S. As a Project Engineer, you will interpret customer and market input, map customer requirements to product specifications, identify requirements, capability gaps and needed enhancements. You will define system architectures, support builds, integration and test, and participate in the deployment, optimization and support of the Remote Tower system in the field. The system consists of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hardware, software and firmware components and may incorporate a wide range of integrated technologies: human interface design, Multilateration, radar, ADS-B, GPS, IP networking, video tracking and fusion, and integrating external analog or digital inputs.

The successful candidate will have proven engineering experience that will be applied to Remote Tower programs in the U.S. and will likely be extended to other technologies as appropriate. This role is focused on U.S. based programs, however Saab is a global company and the Product Development team is based in Sweden; significant interaction with Saab personnel located abroad is routine.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work independently on routine tasks and with moderate guidance on new or complex tasks.

  • Collaborate with, and work under the direct supervision of other engineers as appropriate based on the level of expertise and complexity of the task.

  • Apply knowledge and skills to interpret customer requirements and map them to product requirements.

  • Identify gaps in product capabilities.

  • Identify and propose methods to mitigate technical risk.

  • Assist in the design and documentation of the system configuration in accordance with the Saab and customer design standards.

  • Develop integration plans.

  • Assist with the assembly, integration, and Factory Acceptance Test events.

  • Assist with the deployment and optimization of the system, resolving technical issues as appropriate.

  • Assist with the Site Acceptance Test.

  • Assist with training of the customer as appropriate.

  • Support the system after deployment.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively both written and verbally.

  • Interface with both U.S. and Sweden based Remote Tower program and product teams to resolve specific technical topics.

  • Interface with the FAA and other Remote Tower customers as required.

  • Use problem solving skills to provide innovative and practical solutions.

  • Produce high quality program documentation.

  • Perform trade studies.

  • Understand and work within contractual constraints.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or applicable scientific field.

  • 3+ years of applicable, professional experience, preferably in the domain of air traffic control, airline ramp control or airport surveillance.

  • Ability to develop system architectures and configurations that meet customer needs.

  • Ability to specify interfaces including physical characteristics, electrical characteristics and communication protocols.

  • Ability to perform basic data analysis.

  • Ability to perform trade studies.

  • Experience with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point are required.

  • Experience with Microsoft Project is desirable.

  • Familiarity with integration and test techniques.

  • Familiarity with networking, router and switch configuration and basic network design.

  • Understanding of mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.

  • Experience with remote tower technologies is highly desirable.

  • Experience with FAA or other US government customers is highly desirable.

  • Experience with MATLAB, and 2D/3D CAD (Autodesk Fusion, Solidworks, etc) is desirable.

  • The ability to support all phases of programs from concept development through final acceptance is required. This will often include on-site support for surveys, installation, configuration, integration, optimization and acceptance testing.

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills are essential in this role.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.