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Project Engineer

Kent , Washington | Seattle , Washington

Job Category: Aerospace

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3578

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop plans to deliver engine subsystem configurations in support of test activities.

  • Coordinate configuration changes with upstream and downstream stakeholders

  • Assess programmatic impact of configuration change requests.

  • Create and manage line of balance for hardware and key equipment to support upcoming builds.

  • Partner with manufacturing engineering and contribute to development of detailed procedures.

  • Respond to unexpected changes to ensure integration activities stay on schedule, on budget, and are completed with high-quality and documented build pedigree.

  • Coordinate with procurement, internal and external manufacturing to ensure that hardware priorities are well understood and are actively managed to support the need dates.

  • Identify schedule-critical hardware, equipment, people, and facilities; resolve constraints.

  • Develop recovery strategies when non-conformances or other escapes are identified.

  • Identify risks and develop mitigation plans.

  • Develop schedule and budget; manage and report progress.

  • Develop and report key project metrics.

  • Lead Pre-ship reviews, ensuring hardware and software/firmware readiness prior to shipment.

  • Support hardware procurement efforts and vendor visits to support upcoming builds.

  • Must be willing to travel to Huntsville, Alabama, occasionally, to support hardware builds.



  • S./B.A. degree in engineering or other technical field.

  • Experience in design, development, integration, or testing of Hardware in a Fast-Paced Demanding environment.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Experience with different components.

  • Possess high attention to detail and strong organizational/coordination skills.

  • Strong knack for troubleshooting and quick thinking to keep the project moving forward.

  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results.

  • Working knowledge of configuration management principles and practices.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

  • Able to take ownership of tasks that range from development and production as delegated by the IPT Lead and Project Team Lead.


Desired skills

  • Demonstrated some technical understanding of rocket engines and test facilities.

  • Experience integrating subsystems into a larger vehicle (i.e., spacecraft, launch vehicle, test facility or an automotive).

  • Experience implementing, customizing, or improving configuration management systems in a development engineering environment.

  • Experience leading a small technical team.

  • Experience with P6 or other GANTT-style project management tools.

  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).


Salary Range: $110k – 150k

The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.

Note: Due to nature of work, only US Persons (citizens or permanent residents) need apply for this position.


Location: Kent, WA (On-site)



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.