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Project Engineer



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
Hermeus is seeking a Project Engineer to play a crucial role in the development and execution of aircraft development projects, from the initial concept through to design, testing, and implementation. Working across multidisciplinary teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and tracking program performance and execution of the aircraft projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support project planning, scheduling, and execution, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope.
  • Coordinate and communicate between engineering/manufacturing teams, suppliers, and leadership to ensure project requirements and milestones are met.
  • Track and status projects based on schedule, performance, and milestones.
  • Identify and track project risks/opportunities and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
  • Prepare and present project reports and updates to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Continuously evaluate project progress and performance, implementing necessary improvements or processes to ensure project success.
  • Own cross-functional project tool creation and management to improve performance and schedule tracking of projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related engineering field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management or engineering within the aerospace industry.
  • Strong understanding of aerospace systems, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent project management skills, with a proven track record of leading successful engineering projects.
  • Proficient in project management software (e.g., MS Project, Excel, Jira, etc)
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and manage cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make decisions based on data and technical understanding.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to obtain U.S. security clearance.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.