1+ months


Southwest Research Institute
san antonio, Texas 78238
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Who We Are:

The Avionics and Support Systems Department provides world-class research, design, services, and support, offering both new products and solutions to legacy issues for the DoD industry, Allies, and U.S. Government.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Serve as a technical project manager to a diversified engineering, technician, and administrative team for avionics modernization programs of moderate to complex technical scope from program inception through hardware/software development, implementation, testing, and support.
  • Maintain strong organizational and innovative skills and lead multi-disciplinary technical teams in the successful development, implementation, and delivery of moderate to complex avionics systems involving hardware, system engineering, and software development.
  • Report to the department director and assist with the development of strategic objectives and technical vision for program growth, expansion of business, client cultivation, and identification of needed facility enhancements and staffing needs.
  • Apply business development experience, including interacting with clients to promote avionics modernization programs, proposal preparation, and development of long-term programs.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Provide management and leadership of avionics modification programs involving hardware and software development, system engineering, fabrication, test, and support for U.S. Government clients.
  • Provide support of business development efforts including interaction with clients to define requirements and develop SOWs, preparation of white papers and RFI responses, and development of proposals.
  • Successfully manage the triple constraint for hardware/software development projects, including preparing/tracking budgets using earned value management, management of technical scope, & use of MS Excel & MS Project scheduling to manage milestone cost & deliverables.
  • Travel one week a month, minimum, to U.S. locations to attend program reviews, technical interchange meetings, design reviews and marketing meetings.
  • Plan, organize, lead, and coordinate the activities of project technical and administrative support staff.

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For more information about this division, visit the Defense & Intelligence Solutions home page.



  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Bachelors or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering; other STEM degree fields may be considered with relevant Air Force Embedded Avionics Project Management engineering experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred.
  • Microsoft Excel and Project certifications are preferred
  • 5 years: Must have experience with project management and leadership of engineering programs of >$3M each in defense related applications, including management of diverse Air Force avionics Modernization and Sustainment programs
  • Experience in the development, promotion, and expansion of technical programs in the defense industry >$3M, including leading and preparing successful technical proposals, budgetary estimates, RFI responses and technical white papers for defense related technology
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Project to support detailed program financial analysis and support earned value management tracking for programs of responsibility.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, executive management, and project staff.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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Posted: 2021-10-20 Expires: 2021-12-04

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