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BAE Systems Engineering Project Assistant (Hybrid) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Description

Working independently, this position is responsible for assisting engineers with administrative, documentation, process and general engineering related support activities. Individual must demonstrate the ability to support several engineers, providing the wide variety of administrative and computer skills to assist engineering projects. Assignments typically include word processing, data entry and preliminary document preparation utilizing computing resources with a variety of applications. Performs as primary engineering support focal point for inquiries and problem resolution during the pre-release, release and revision of development / product related documentation. Performs project non-technical duties. Acts as process and tool expert for engineering design teams. Must possess ability to coordinate and lead activities as well as strong organization and analytical skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Edits format of software/hardware documentation. Interfaces with technicians, engineers and engineering managers to create/edit documentation. Verifies change requests are in the proper state and implement into documentation. Performs data conversion using various application media for software development or project file maintenance.

  • Submits documentation to the Software and Document Control Center

  • Provides tools expertise and support to Engineering: MS Office Apps, requirements capture databases, change management and tracking tools. Generates reports as required.

  • Supports the Third-Party Intellectual Property process by coordinating the completion of all necessary documentation.

  • Supports preparation of presentations.

  • Supports development and maintenance of engineering web pages.

  • Collects metrics and prepares presentation materials for analysis.

  • Assists the Project Engineers with various project management tasks as required

  • Assists in tracking action items, risk management tools, and tasks in the change management tools.

  • Supports the Bid & Proposal process, assisting in bid narratives creation and bid reviews.

  • Administer the engineering change management process

  • Acts as primary focal and liaison for program support, across engineering and other departments

  • Networks with both internal and external personnel at multiple levels in own area of expertise. Represents organization as a prime contact on projects, often coordinating activities of support personnel and communicating effectively.

  • Generally works on moderately difficult assignments which are given in terms of objectives to be accomplished and priorities to be followed. Requires judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.

Potential Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Project Engineers in tracking and/or maintenance of program/project schedules, milestone performance, and financial metrics.

  • Prepares presentations. Coordinates the interaction of project/program team and support functions to communicate schedule and status.

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. Often acts as a facilitator and team leader.

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format , with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen

  • Candidate must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Strong communication and project coordination skills

  • Experience with customer support and service preferred

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • strong communication skills

  • strong organizational skills

  • highly detail oriented

  • strong interpersonal skills

  • ability to work on teams in a collaborative environment

  • ability to receive work from peers, engineers and managers

  • able to retain information quickly

  • self starter

Tool Experience Desired but Not Required:

  • Atlassian


  • Subversion

Engineering Project Assistant (Hybrid)


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