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Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer
Job Location :

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
United States





General Dynamics Mission Systems
2941 Fairview Park Dr. Ste. 100
Falls Church, VA 22042
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Senior Level 7+ yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • Responsibilities for this Position

    Progeny Systems, a business area within the General Dynamics Mission Systems company, is a high-tech business focusing on software and hardware system integration, cutting-edge research and development, and manufacturing. We deliver architectures, designs, testing, and production of the current and next generation torpedo guidance and control systems for the Department of Defense providing the warfighter with advanced capabilities in target detection, acquisition, and prosecution. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; guidance; cyber secure; and high reliability systems.

    As an Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer for the Torpedo Systems Group (TSG), you will have extensive mechanical design skills and can manage large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization, while working with and providing guidance to a team of mechanical engineers. You will lead a mechanical engineering team and work with cross functional teams responsible for designing, developing, demonstrating, producing, assembling, testing, and delivering torpedo guidance systems.

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

    Duties and Tasks: 

    • Lead and direct experienced engineers, lower-level engineers, and peer multi-disciplinary engineering leads
    • Manage engineering expertise to meet business objectives through the effective planning and execution of pursuits, and programs.
    • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
    • Research, plan, design, and provide guidance to other engineers for mechanical and electromechanical products and systems.
    • Analyze, design and test products or systems such as mechanisms, controls, and mechanical, thermal, or heat transfer systems required to operate in challenging environmental conditions.
    • Plan and direct engineering personnel in fabrication of test apparatus and equipment, and development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems.
    • Apply experience with ASME Y standards and generating detailed documentation of parts, assemblies and installations.
    • Create and maintain mechanical solid models and drawings using SolidWorks.
    • Perform engineering change document preparation and impact assessments.
    • Create and manage bills of material (BOM)
    • Develop technical presentations, recommendations, and written communications to explain technical issues to program management and the Navy customer team.
    • Communicate, both verbally and in writing, with technical and non-technical professionals at all levels

    What sets you apart:

    • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods, as well as technical, government, and industry standards
    • Experience in preparation of estimates for design tasks.
    • Detail-oriented and able to perform Peer Reviews of fellow engineers’ designs and drawings.
    • Strong communication skills with ability to write technical papers and proposals
    • Commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable at time from hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Our Commitment to You:

    • An exciting career path with opportunities for continuous learning and development.
    • Research oriented work, alongside award winning teams developing practical solutions for our nation’s security.
    • Competitive benefits, including 401k matching, flex time off, paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, health & wellness programs, employee resource and social groups, and more
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    Workplace Options:

    • This position is ON-SITE in Canonsburg, PA
    • A Hybrid work schedule may be available but will require a minimum of 3 day's per week on-site.

    Target salary range: USD $166,500.00/Yr. - USD $180,000.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Profile:

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world’s most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what’s possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

    We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

    We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran



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