Project Engineer

Engineering San Luis Obispo, California Huntsville, Alabama


WORK LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA        

SALARY RANGE: $99,000 - $190,000        

FLSA STATUS: Exempt         



The Project Engineer is responsible for developing new UAV systems as well as improve and support our existing ones. The Project Engineer blends project management and engineering skills (in one or more UAV related design fields). This enables them to coordinate the work of engineers and other disciplines (procurement, production, test, etc.), while delivering schedule and budget performance. Edge Autonomy is currently hiring for a diverse range of experience levels, from Senior, Staff, up to Senior Staff.  



The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.           

  • Convert business priorities into executable detailed plans, manager engineering projects, update schedules, interface with executive leadership and customers to provide status and determine required plan updates, manage schedule and budget.
  • Coordinate & leads engineering and cross-functional teams during investigations, design activities, and delivery to production
  • Generates plans (schedules, budgets) and monitors progress and updates
  • Leads &/or coordinates SMEs in design reviews and other events, ensuring actions are known and completed
  • Observe and assist engineering and production teams in resolving issues
  • Provide regular status of projects to leadership


The following are a non-exhaustive list of qualifications for the position:        
  • U.S. Person
  • B.S. in engineering
  • 5+ years' experience in design and project management of UAVs, or systems of similar complexity
  • 2+ years' experience designing and releasing parts for fabrication or production.
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Experience building and executing schedules in Jira, Microsoft Project, or similar
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Able to work cooperatively on a team

Preferred Qualifications: Senior Staff required qualifications   

  • B.S. in Engineering in a UAV related field (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, or similar)
  • Active project management certification (PMP or similar)
  • Experience with planning and scheduling for DOD projects, including Earned Value Management
  • Experience creating and working with an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Experience with Gated design development (PDR, CDR)
  • Experience with composite part or circuit board design
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PCB Design, or real time software development
  • Experience creating production quality engineering drawings of mechanical parts and assemblies
  • Experience with Solidworks, PDM, or Altium design software
  • Experience with aircraft design, performance analysis, and/or construction
  • 2+ years' work experience in manufacturing environment
  • 7+ years' experience in design and project management of UAVs, or systems of similar complexity



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements        

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.        


Clearance Requirements        

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status.        


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer        

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected]        

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.