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Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, Inc. Senior Project Engineer - Defense in New Hudson, Michigan

Pratt Miller Engineering, is a world-class technology company and a respected leader in motorsports, automotive, defense, and aerospace industries, providing clients with advanced engineering and low-volume manufacturing services. Pratt Miller Defense, a business unit of PME, specializes in solving complex technical problems, over compressed timeframes. Through ground vehicles vehicle integration design and development, low rate production solutions and robotics platforms, our goal is to help the Warfighter. This is an opportunity to serve, by joining the Pratt Miller Defense team, delivering the best combination of technology and capability. We provide robust solutions that enable the DOD to achieve decisive overmatch through innovative products and designs. With our customers and partners, from direct Government programs, assisting Primes and with technology system providers, we are Transforming What's Possible. PRIMARY CANDIDATE CHARACTERISTICS: In order to maintain competitive advantage in this fast-paced position, the fundamental candidate characteristics are as follows:·Inherently able to understand the physics of problems and apply them to analysis and solutions as part of your nature.·Proficient at developing an ever-changing tool chain and able to the right tool at the right time to allow the project teams to make decisions with data that optimize the end performance of their project.·Happy, enthusiastic person that can communicate with the team and customer with the drive to over deliver against expectations. POSITION OVERVIEW: Project Engineers are responsible using their cross functional knowledge expertise to support the development of a combat ground vehicle, product, or project. This typically involves integrating the work of multiple domain specific teams to support the product/vehicle meeting its goals/targets, but can also involve deep dives into domains/skills that are outside of the pre-existing functional departments as required for a project/vehicle to meet its goals..Responsibilities- Typical Project:A project engineer will typically be responsible for developing core competencies and capabilities that are outside of the functional departments.Responsibilities for a project engineer at Pratt Miller include but are not limited to leading the project technical teams through full vehicle design, chassis design, technology integration, simulation, objective testing, and subjective evaluation. ·Develop, analyze, and validate full vehicle from a cross functional point of view.oPropulsionoVehicle DynamicsoThermaloStructure·Understanding and ability to use or interact with the following tool chains to support the development of the vehicle.oDesign/CADoSystems model(s)oDomain specific models (Dynamics, Powertrain, etc)oTesting and Data Analysis·Participate in the integrated development of the Combat Ground vehicle.·Participate in vehicle and sub-system physical testing and the development of tests with focus on their application to the model fidelity. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:In addition to the responsibilities mentioned above, tasks relating to the following area will be assigned as required:·Interaction with current and potential customers regarding the use of Pratt & Miller core technologies and tools.·Technical planning on projects, including: project proposals, quotes, and resource estimation·Development of material for education and training purposes, both for external customers and internal employees·Authoring of technical documents for journal and conference submissions ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:·Fundamental understanding of a systems approach to combat ground vehicle development.·Due to the variety of projects underway, a fundamental knowledge of almo