Project engineers in aviation/aerospace are responsible for coordinating and completing aviation/aerospace projects for their organizations, including engineering efficient aviation systems, communication equipment, and aerospace machinery. They must work well in a team environment with other engineers to achieve all goals and resolve engineering problems in a timely manner.
Aviation/aerospace project engineers facilitate communication with project members to reach important conclusions for designing and building aviation products, and they generally use a personal computer with complex software to run calculations, change design options, and create prototypes before construction. They must review aviation documents and research to assist with feasibility and feature implementation, and should also have analysis abilities and oversee electrical and engineering methods to prevent accidents. They must follow strict safety regulations and should pay close attention to detail to identify aviation errors and mechanical problems which must be fixed before commencing a flight.
Project engineers in aviation/aerospace design innovative solutions for aviation problems in today's market and bring new concepts to the table to become more efficient and provide better experiences to all parties involved. They must be proficient with image-modifying software to mold parts and execute novel ideas into working concepts, and they also help save company resources and implement the newest technology. They may also analyze structural, safety, and mechanical engineers to provide ideas and suggestions for changes in parts for better air performance.
A bachelor's degree in aerospace, aviation engineering, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior engineering experience is highly beneficial. Aerospace certifications are also helpful.
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Tasks
Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.
Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.