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Principal Systems Engineer (On-site)

Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Posted: 12/13/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 23-01039

Job Description

Join a dynamic and forward-thinking company that tackles some of the most pressing global challenges. Our client, a recognized industry leader, is committed to delivering high-quality products and solutions that set the standard for excellence. We are seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of Principal Systems Engineer within the Systems Engineering team.

Job Description:
As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of complex military systems. This position offers the opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams and contribute to projects such as the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), Bradley Family Of Vehicles, and Recovery Family Of Vehicles.


  • Lead cross-functional teams in the development and optimization of systems engineering solutions for cutting-edge weapons systems.
  • Drive the development of system architecture, ensuring it meets the highest standards and aligns with project goals.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and expert consultation to team members and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, subcontractors, and customers to integrate innovative solutions at the system level.
  • Conduct design reviews, both internally and externally, ensuring seamless subsystem and system integration.
  • Oversee verification and validation activities throughout the fabrication, assembly, and testing phases.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling presentations to senior management and internal/external stakeholders.

Skills Required:

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with peers, customers, and upper-level management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to excel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proficient in project planning, execution management, and cost and schedule control.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in systems engineering.
  • Proven track record working with complex military systems.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.


  • Health Insurance
  • 401k

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Lee
Vice President – Recruiting and IT Operations

Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience in the service and retail industries with extensive backgrounds in management, sales, recruiting and training. He is currently a senior member of our recruiting staff serving multiple industries, with a specific focus on personnel with engineering backgrounds. He joined HEPCO in 1992.

As a recruiter he enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and that every day is different. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid golfer and is skilled at repairing his golf clubs.  

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