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Sierra Nevada Corporation Project Engineering Manager II in Wichita, Kansas

Are you looking to use your engineering capabilities, certification, project management and collective skills in your next position? We could use your expertise on our team! We are innovators on a mission to unify, explore and inspire.

As a Project Engineering Manager, you will be using your skills and expertise to guide technical teams through project and certification execution for our products and services. These cover a very wide range from avionics modifications, interior reconfigurations, major structural modifications to mission payloads and electronic systems. You'll perform engineering design evaluations and certification requirements and definition that ensure our projects are completed within budget and scheduling constraints and taking action to resolve issues when they arise. Your duties include the creation of project and certification plans and oversight of the execution of the project throughout its lifecycle.

At 3S Engineering and Certification, we are a leading consultant ODA and design services provider that tailors’ innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs and requirements. This flexibility allows 3S to provide specific services or a full turnkey package for our customers that meets their cost, performance, and schedule and designs requirements. Learn more about 3S (https://www.3s-engineering.com/)


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a related field of study or equivalent work related experience and an additional 12 years or more of relevant experience

  • Prior experience with FAA Certification Standards (14 CFR Part 23, 25, 27 and/or 29) and/or Military certification (MIL-HDBK-516) programs

  • Experience with reading, reviewing and interpreting technical documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable regulations

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Thorough understanding of requirements management, system design, integration

  • Experience working directly with customers and defining/obtaining their requirements into written documents

  • Experience working directly with the FAA and/or equivalent agencies

  • Ability to work within set deadlines and budgets


  • Familiar with 14 CFR Part 21

  • Experience to leading a multi-disciplinary design and development team and communicating with management and customers.

  • Familiarity with preparation and development of project estimates, technical proposals, and program cost and schedule management.

  • Past history of leading baseline definition and maturation in a complex development setting, including the use of highly integrated trade studies and analysis of alternatives

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics, parts lists, specifications, instructions and test procedures

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances (https://nbib.opm.gov/about-us/about-investigations/investigation-process/)


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC (https://www.sncorp.com/who-we-are/about-snc/)

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to safeguard our freedom and inspire the next generation to make a lasting impact on humanity through technology and imagination . As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.