Intelsat (formerly Gogo)
Transforming Inflight Connectivity Through the Power of the Award-Winning Intelsat Global Network
Chicago, IL

Project Engineer, Aircraft Technical Services at Intelsat (formerly Gogo) (Chicago, IL)

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Your role in helping us shape the future:
In the Aircraft Technical Services (ATS) department we manage the integration and installation of Intelsat Inflight systems onboard multiple commercial aircraft types.
As an ATS Project Engineer you will lead talented technical teams on multiple projects through all phases of the engineering lifecycle including proposal development project plans and budgets resource allocation deliverable tracking risk/issue management etc.
You should have a genuine desire to drive an increase in consistency and collaboration within the ATS teams and between ATS and other Intelsat departments.
Are you up to the challenge?
  • Support project proposal development and review plans to identify technical approach timeframe funding and resource requirements and processes for accomplishment.
  • Coordinate multiple cross-functional teams and vendors through the design substantiation and certification of Intelsat Inflight systems and components onboard multiple commercial aircraft types.
  • Keep programs on track by holding regular integrated project team (IPT) meetings to review and update project schedule and delivery status risks and issues actions and resources. Assure early problem identification and implementation of corrective action.
  • Assess factors contributing to project success or failure and make recommendations for future improvements or changes. Research lessons learned best practices risk assessments and trends as a foundation for new baseline plans.

Can you drive these processes?
  • Ensure all project plans and sites are kept up to date with respect to scope deliverables progress and scheduling budget status and resource allocation by adhering to defined ATS playbook processes procedures and applications.
  • Provide timely reports to management to ensure an understanding of project status and performance. Prepare interim and completion project reports.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities across departmental teams.

You should definitely have:
  • 2-4+ years of experience in an engineering or certification environment
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Project and MS Office applications (Word Excel Power Point)
  • Great communication skills with all levels of employees both internal and external customers including presentations negotiations and written reports
  • Ability to travel occasionally including internationally 5-10%

It would be nice if you had:
  • BS Engineering degree in a relevant field
  • Commercial aircraft certification structural and/or electrical engineering experience
  • Project management experience in a technical environment
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Extensive practical knowledge of project management theory concepts and principles (e.g. theory of constraints critical path methodology project risk management triple constraints project scope management project management lifecycle etc.)
  • Prior experience with Configuration Management (CM) preferably Agile as well as Smart Sheet Share Point and Project Web Access (PWA) applications.

What it's like to work with us:
Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new profitable markets. To help us reach this goal you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.
• We emphasize personal and professional growth
• Awesome benefits including PTO medical tuition reimbursement and training
• Fun diverse and inclusive culture
About Us:
Gogo Commercial Aviation an Intelsat company is the inflight internet company recently acquired by Intelsat the world's largest satellite network operator. Our offerings bring worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services that make internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that's just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications and we do it all in a high-energy Metra and L-friendly environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device every flight everywhere.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
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Where we are

111 N Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SketchDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

What are Intelsat (formerly Gogo) Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

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