Senior Project Engineer in Bloomfield, CT at Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

A Senior Project Engineer is responsible for implementing engineering projects across the company. As an individual contributor, the incumbent will work directly with Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) customers to understand project specifications and work with various engineering teams to see the project through to completion. Project work will include application development of various advanced concepts for customer demonstration and internal development of innovative solutions that improve engine emissions and CO2.  This role will be joining the JVS team in Bloomfield, CT.  JVS is part of Altra (AIMC).


  • Project leader of cross-functional team including design & analysis engineering, procurement, prototyping, manufacturing & operations, test lab, finance, and marketing
  • Coordinate activities required to meet Accelerated Product Development gated processes (Brainstorming, Design Reviews, FMEAs, Development Validation Plan & Report, Testing)
  • Determines best techniques/procedures and applies them to design, analysis or experimentation in support of the vision and direction for New Technology team
  • Develop and maintain project coordinated schedule
  • Facilitate project internal and external communications
  • Interface with customer to obtain product technical requirements and data (product design specifications, CAD model, GT Power model, turbo maps, etc.)
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute engine laboratory tests and analyses (design of experiments, engine dynamometer, endurance, fatigue, and rig testing)
  • Responsible for reviewing all drawings, analysis, and testing results
    On-time delivery of critical path items for projects i.e. Cost reduction, supplier changes and development projects
  • Timely support of resolution and implementation of permanent corrective action for quality issues
  • Adhere to Engineering Standards
  • Adhere to Design Change processes
  • Coach, guide and mentor less experienced engineers

Job Requirements

Must be a US citizen or green card holder to be considered.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering required or Electrical Engineer with extensive mechanical experience
  • Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Preferred
  • Automotive industry experience highly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in similar role or within Product Development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skills in project management and coordinating complex projects
  • Familiar with Six Sigma tools, Kaizen (continuous improvement), Lean, mistake-proofing, statistical process control, FMEA, and problem-solving processes
  • Mastery knowledge of testing, validation, and manufacturing practices
  • Experience in conducting Design of Experiments and Design for Six Sigma projects
  • Technical drawing interpretation and report writing
  • Understanding of internal combustion engines
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to meet project objectives                   
  • Results oriented demeanor with use of problem-solving techniques

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.