Project Manager – Defense Consulting

  • 300 Bear Hill Rd, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Boston Engineering provides product design and engineering consulting across the entire product development process. To improve how people work and live, Boston Engineering applies expertise from its precision engineering, advanced R&D, and global PLM infrastructure offerings. Certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, the firm serves consumer products, defense & security, medical devices, robotics, and industrial markets. Founded in 1995, Boston Engineering is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

Job Description

Our  Defense and Security Segment is experiencing high growth in response to continued demand for its engineering development services for our nation's military. We are currently seeking a customer focused Project Manager who is a results-oriented leader and who has demonstrable success in managing high-tech product developments and working with other high-tech professionals in meeting challenging technical goals. Our projects range in complexity and involve some or all of our engineering disciplines which include mechanical, electrical and software engineering. The primary focus of this project management role is Defense and Security technology development and will require technical fluency in system level engineering.  Together we can make a difference in the way people live and work.

This position will include project management over the full cycle of our phase-gate product development process including:

  • Requirements and specifications development
  • Concept/system architecture development
  • Technology development support
  • Engineering analyses and design
  • Prototype build and testing
  • Design verification
  • Preparation for design transfer to manufacturing

In addition to the PM role, significant technical contribution on projects is required

To be successful, you must have demonstrated capabilities in the following:

  • Establishing project plans and tracking scope, schedules, budgets and deliverables for multi-disciplinary Defense and Security development projects
  • Systems-level engineering expertise with electromechanical systems
  • Demonstrated experience managing small multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Ability to direct several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prepare and present at project reviews identification of project risks and development of risk mitigation strategies/approaches
  • Ability to prepare proposals and develop estimates to support sales


  • Minimum of an MS degree in an engineering field (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Preferred) plus five or more years in a technical management role
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, and MS Visio with excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • System-level engineering skills with working knowledge of software, electrical, and mechanical tools and processes, with fluency in the development and review of requirements, specifications and design documents
  • Demonstrated experience in new product development programs, bringing new products and new technologies successfully to market
  • Understand product and systems development processes
  • Fluency in military standards and requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer interface skills
  • Previous experience overseeing risk management activities desired
  • Previous experience in engineering services environment desired
  • Prior experience drafting federal grant applications (SBIR, STTR)
  • Must be a US Citizen due to government contractual obligations
  • No relocation

Additional Information

Boston Engineering offers a full employee benefit plan including matching 401K plan in an open, energetic working environment that fosters strong client relationships and an entrepreneurial team spirit.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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