A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a
Are you searching for a career with a company that offers
challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you
looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to
offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for
a company that values a friendly work environment and that values
YOU? Then look no further!! Consider Cobham.
We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a
technologically advanced electronics company employing more than
3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide.
We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to
the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense,
aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.
Cobham’s Integrated Space Solutions (ISS), located in Long Island,
NY, is a leading supplier of products for space applications
including motors, actuators, mechanisms and controllers. ISS
provides space-rated solutions to all of the prime suppliers as well
as NASA organizations and space customers abroad.
Cobham is seeking a Principal Project Engineer
develop, and test all aspects of complex and precise mechanical and
electro-mechanical components and mechanisms for extreme
environments such as space. This Principal Project Engineer
will apply strong knowledge of engineering principles to design
products such as motors, actuators, slip rings, instruments,
controls, and mechanisms. The Principal Project Engineer must
have experience with design for manufacturability and assembly
(DFMA), Design To Unit Cost (DTUC) and other Lean design and
manufacturing principles. The position holder may be involved in
fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of
mechanical and electro-mechanical products.
This position reports to and works closely with the Chief Engineer
and provides guidance and direction to a team of engineers,
mechanical designers, assemblers, and technicians as well as working
individually on certain projects. The Principal Project
Engineer must effectively interface with peers, other departments,
suppliers, and customers as needed to support successful execution
of projects and company objectives in a timely manner. A wide
range of creativity and self-direction is expected.
- Lead Design & Development Projects. Responsible for
achievement of technical, schedule, and cost requirements.
Direct and supervise the work of other engineers, designers, and
support personnel as assigned. Take ownership and responsibility
for the product design through the entire product life cycle.
- Conduct Product Design & Development. Interpret system
specifications and reduce to mechanical and electro-mechanical
design requirements. Create conceptual designs, assess risks,
conduct design trade studies, and develop cost effective and
reliable designs that meet the program requirements, including
demanding space environmental requirements.
- Perform Planning and Reporting. Formulate a design plan or
work from technical objectives and overall schedules as
specified by senior project staff. As Principal Project
Engineer, responsible for achievement of schedule, fiscal and
performance objectives on large to moderate size projects.
Report technical and schedule progress at program reviews and
internal/customer design reviews as required. Coordinate work
activities with other groups.
- Perform Trade Studies. Solve problems requiring a broad
knowledge of thermal, structural, and/or aerodynamic principles.
Develop comprehensive trade-studies and technical presentations
that are reviewed by both senior program staff and external
- Direct Fabrication and Test of Hardware. Develop test plans
and test procedures and direct the fabrication of fixtures,
prototypes, and flight hardware. Conduct or direct sub-system
and product-level mechanical and electro-mechanical testing to
validate compliance to system requirements. Ensure
manufacturability and reliability of designs.
- Assure Complete Product Life Cycle Documentation. Perform
documentation of the design with the support of design/drafting
and manufacturing engineering. Conduct tolerance stack-up
analyses and assure that tolerancing is documented correctly.
Write or contribute to travellers and other work instructions as
required. Participate in Root Cause Corrective Action
investigations and document analyses and findings for
presentations to internal and customer Failure Review Boards.
Assure that corrective actions are properly implemented.
Incorporate continuous improvements during product life cycle.
- Support Proposal Development. Participate in the preparation
of technical proposals. Use experience to baseline conceptual
designs during the proposal effort.
- Perform Other Duties. Assignments may include research and
development of new techniques and materials as a result of
independent study. Perform other duties and accept
responsibilities as required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Systems
Engineering or other related technical degree
- Direct involvement in space or aerospace, military or
automotive related engineering activities
- Minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience in the design
of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical products
- Must be familiar with motion control concepts, practices, and
- Must have extensive knowledge of materials, manufacturing, and
testing practices and processes
- Strong proficiency in PTC CREO, Solidworks or similar CAD
- Experience with preparing and presenting technical reports and
design reviews required
- Experience with Microsoft Office tools required
- Master’s Degree in Engineering or Physics preferred
- Prior experience with PTC CREO Simulate, ANSYS, and/or NASTRAN
Finite Element Analysis tools is preferred
- Experience participating in proposal generation preferred
- Experience interfacing directly with customers preferred
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of
Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global
leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the
insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective
future. Innovators like you!
If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we
encourage you to apply. We are unable to sponsor work
visas. U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a
Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the
development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and
defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and
partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology
they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and
passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering
culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans
for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding,
exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of
Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and
employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will
refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against,
employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose
their compensation or the compensation of other employees or
The EEO is the Law poster is available here
and the poster supplement is available here
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with
and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a
disability for any part of the employment process, please send an
e-mail to CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971 and let us
know the nature of your request and your contact information.