Project Manager

Position Summary

RE2 Robotics is a leading edge robotics company that has expanded its capabilities from defense R&D to product development. This expansion has created new opportunities for leadership in our project management group. We are seeking a seasoned Project Manager (PM) with a background in the successful transition of research prototypes into manufactured products for a variety of markets, including defense, law enforcement, healthcare, and energy.

The PM is a member of a multi-disciplinary team working on designing, implementing, and delivering advanced robotic systems to military and commercial clients. Our technologies include robotic manipulators and mobile robotic vehicles. The primary responsibility of the PM is to establish and lead the execution, development, and production plans for both internally and externally funded projects. The PM monitors and directs progress, coordinates efforts among the various engineering disciplines, writes reports, tracks budgets, and interfaces with the customer to set and monitor expectations as well as relay issues. Ultimately, the PM is responsible for executing contracts that deliver on all project requirements within the allotted timeframe and budget. We are looking for individuals with a proven history of creative problem solving and bringing projects and product improvement efforts in on schedule and budget. Effective communication is a must as the PM is responsible for participating in government proposals as well as maintaining effective communication between the internal engineering team and external stakeholders.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, a company-sponsored 401k, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, an incentive stock option plan, paid time off, and paid holidays. Most workweeks are 40 hours per week at RE2's offices in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This position interacts with engineering staff, senior management, shop personnel, external vendors and partners, and customers.

Position Description / Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Responsible Engineer, develops project plans, schedules, budgets, stakeholder evaluation matrix, risk management plans, quality assurance plans, staffing matrix, and other project management tools to complete projects on time and on budget with high customer satisfaction
  • Communicates as main point of contact with customer regarding all aspects of the project from technical execution to contract issues to project deliverables
  • Organizes and leads internal project meetings as well as customer meetings (such as Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews, etc.)
  • Works with Responsible Engineer to establish a realistic project schedule and budget to complete work
  • Monitors and controls project spending
  • Plans, schedules and monitors project milestones
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies risks and develops contingency plans
  • Ensures that all contract deliverables are submitted on-time per contract terms
  • Works with the Responsible Engineer to coordinate the technical execution of projects, identify and mitigate risks, and maintain accurate schedules and budgets
  • Presents status of project through structured briefings to senior leadership 
  • Contributes to the development and preparation of Government and commercial business proposals (e.g. concept development, writing, budgeting, etc.)
  • Works cooperatively with other employees and disciplines to communicate information and resolve problems in a timely and efficient manner to support and achieve overall RE2 goals
  • Minimal periodic travel is required

Experience and Skills:

  • B.S. or advanced degree in Engineering or related field
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum of seven (7) combined years of engineering and project/program management experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of product management experience related to robotics or other electromechanical systems is preferred
  • Expertise in Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Use of Altassian JIRA Software is preferred
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification is preferred
  • Lean Six-Sigma process optimization experience is preferred
  • Evidence of ability to bring complex projects to successful completion
  • Experience leading cross-disciplinary teams in highly complex R&D and manufacturing projects
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, address changing requirements, work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written/verbal English communication skills, experienced in making presentations to groups
  • Experience in running government contracts is preferred
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in proposal preparation (writing, schedule development, budget estimation) is preferred
  • Experience in effective customer management
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

General Information:

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hours: 40 hours/week
Compensation: We offer competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and medical/dental/vision/life and disability insurance for all regular full-time employees.

RESUMES ACCEPTED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary

The Senior Mechanical Engineer works in a cooperative team environment with other mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, designers and technicians.  Designs, analyzes and tests robotic systems and components and supports them in production.  Prepares design specifications, mechanical drawings, test specifications and technical reports. Reports to Manager of Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of engineering work experience
  • Experience with precision machine design in low to medium quantities (1 to 1000 units)
  • Experience with robotic systems/unmanned vehicles/manipulator arms preferred
  • Experience with undersea equipment design preferred as it pertains to: seawater exposure, contamination,
    washdown, compatibility of materials, water pressure, dynamic seals, protection of electrical systems, neutral buoyancy, wave action, etc.
  • Proficiency with a formal design process applied to a sub-system or system. This includes:
    • Establishing and managing requirements and developing design specifications;
    • Analysis and concept development for function, testability, manufacturability, and specifying components;
    • Creating part models and drawings which convey engineering intent through clear, complete, inspectable drawings, tolerance analysis and definition, GD&T;
    • Creating assembly models and drawings which include a BOM, assembly instructions and QC criteria;
    • System Integration which includes development of testing and QC procedures to confirm build;
    • Manage the buildup, integration and verification of the system
  • Experience working within a formal quality control system which applies to process and manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on development teams, meeting all technical, schedule and budget goals
  • Proficiency in mechanical 3D CAD and vaulting system (Solidworks and EPDM preferred)
  • Proficiency in heat flow analysis and thermal management techniques
  • Proficiency in: motor, drive train, and bearings; analysis and application
  • Proficiency in: materials, finishes and manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of design of electrical cabling and wiring systems, including wire routing, grounding, shield management, connector systems, environmental sealing, and production methods
  • Working knowledge of mathematical analysis software, i.e MATLAB or MathCAD
  • Knowledge of frequency and time domain analysis of dynamic systems
  • Experience with motion control system components such as brushless motors, encoders, Hall sensors
  • Familiarity with robotic sensors such as: video cameras, LIDAR, force-torque
  • Experience with cost estimating and time estimating
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills in English, experience making presentations to groups
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

Essential Responsibilities

  • Reports to the mechanical engineering department manager and is responsible for carrying out medium level development assignments with moderate supervision.
  • Works on collaborative project teams in conjunction with project engineers and project managers, serving as a senior technical member of one to several project teams concurrently.
  • Manages own time on a daily basis according to project and departmental goals, milestones and budgets.
  • Technical responsibilities include system engineering, analysis, concept development, detailed design including drawing, system build, integration, verification and production support.
  • Provides technical guidance as a mentor to less experienced mechanical engineers.
  • Provides mechanical and system engineering guidance to electrical engineers and software engineers.
  • Works closely with internal machine shop and outside shops in both prototype building and production level fabrication
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the engineering group as a whole and the mechanical engineering department in particular.
  • Prepares and conducts presentations to external customers.
  • Prepares technical sections of customer proposals and project reports.
  • Travels infrequently to customer or supplier sites.

General Information:

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hours: 40 hours/week
Compensation: We offer competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and medical/dental/vision/life and disability insurance for all regular full-time employees.

RESUMES ACCEPTED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.


Senior Electrical Engineer - Motion Control

Position Summary

The Senior Electrical Engineer works in a cooperative team environment with other electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, designers and technicians. Designs, analyzes and tests robotic systems and components and supports them in production. Design and development emphasis on motion control hardware and software used in embedded systems for robotic systems and manipulators. Reports to Manager of Electrical Engineering.

Requirements:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of engineering work experience with electromechanical mechanisms development and implementation
  • Experience with robotic systems/unmanned vehicles/manipulator arms preferred
  • Experience with precision electromechanical machine design in low to medium quantities (1 to 1000 units)
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a sub-system design from the conceptual stage through fabrication
  • Experience with motion control system analysis and design using brushless motors, encoders, Hall sensors
  • Experienced in the design of motion control algorithms in Assembler/C/C++
  • Experienced in the design of motor drive electronics
  • Knowledge of brushless, permanent magnet motor applications
  • Software development for real time embedded microcontrollers.
  • Develop operational models, trade off analysis and overall product dynamic design using MATLAB and Simulink
  • Proficiency in frequency and time domain analysis, digital signal processing
  • Experience with computer hardware design and interfacing; microcontrollers; embedded communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet, I2C, SPI); Some knowledge of programmable devices (FPGA, CPLD, VHDL/Verilog)
  • Working knowledge of various sources of electrical power: batteries, high efficiency DC/DC conversion, power budgeting, 3-phase AC
  • Experience with robotic sensors such as: video cameras, LIDAR, force-torque
  • Electromechanical experience with motor interfacing, motor sizing, drive train analysis, gearing losses, torque transmission, bearings, electro-mechanical braking, thermal management, impedance control, dual loop feedback
  • Detailed understanding of Field Oriented Control algorithms, performance analysis and design trade-offs of motor drives
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on development teams, meeting all technical, schedule and budget goals
  • Experience working within a formal quality control system which applies to process and manufacturing
  • Experience with cost estimating and time estimating
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills in English, experience making presentations to groups
  • US citizen or permanent resident

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the electrical engineering department manager and is responsible for carrying out medium level development assignments with moderate supervision.
  • Works on collaborative project teams in conjunction with project engineers and project managers, serving as a senior technical member of one to several project teams concurrently.
  • Manages own time on a daily basis according to project and departmental goals, milestones and budgets.
  • Technical responsibilities include system engineering, analysis, concept development, detailed design including drawing development and review, system build support, integration, verification and production support.
  • Provides technical guidance as a mentor to less experienced electrical engineers.
  • Provides electrical and system engineering guidance to mechanical engineers and software engineers.
  • Works closely with outside printed circuit board assembly shops and cable assembly shops in both prototype building and production level fabrication
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the engineering group as a whole and the electrical engineering department in particular.
  • Prepares and conducts presentations to external customers.
  • Prepares technical sections of customer proposals and project reports.
  • Travels infrequently to customer or supplier sites.

General Information:

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hours: 40 hours/week
Compensation: We offer competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and medical/dental/vision/life and disability insurance for all regular full-time employees.

RESUMES ACCEPTED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.