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Project Engineer

Department: Program Operations
Location: Chicago, IL

Project Engineer


+ About MxD

MxD is where innovative manufacturers forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD provides factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.

  1. is currently seeking an experienced, hands on Project Engineer. You will become part of the team responsible for commercializing state of the art digital technologies for use in Americaís factories. In this role, you will drive critical programs in the MxD factory and report to the Director of Manufacturing Research and Development.
  1. MxD factory has several ongoing research projects in the areas of Industry 4.0, IOT, Systems Integration, and Cybersecurity.† As our projects become more numerous and complex, MxD needs an experienced Project Engineer to plan, schedule, drive, and communicate project status to DMDII stakeholders.

+ Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in program portfolio reviews and customer meetings to understand organizational priorities
  • Plan major projects including milestones, schedule, budget, and resource requirements
  • Manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Drive regular project team meetings; capturing actions, owners, and updates
  • Continually communicate project status to stakeholders with risks, deviations to baseline, and mitigation plans
  • Solicit and archive post project lessons learned

+ Position Requirements:

  • Bachelorís Degree in a technical discipline
  • 2-5 years of project management experience with small to medium sized projects
  • Experience in a technical environment including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.† Ability to interface with the executive levels of both MxD and MxDsí commercial and academic partners.
  • Hands-on, team oriented, and committed to the advancement of manufacturing technologies
  • Strong risk assessment, problem solving, and corrective action capabilities
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Proficient with MS Office and MS Project
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • PMP certification preferred

+ How to Apply

  • Please apply online at by clicking on the link to the position posting and submitting an application including your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this role and UI LABS.† Tip: Meeting the qualifications is important, but a great cover letter will set you apart!

+ Work with Us

  • MxD is a results-oriented, lean, collaborative tech organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are hard-working, mission-driven, flexible, and work with a sense of urgency. We hire tech-savvy, committed, self-starters who can think outside the box, and have a strong capacity to learn and adapt to the needs of the organization and role through both skill and grit. All-star employees excel without the help of administrative support, and donít mind rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty (figuratively!). Additionally, people who love to solve problems, no matter how big or small, find they are a good fit for MxD.

  • Our state-of-the-art facility, located on Goose Island in Chicago (just north of downtown), features a manufacturing floor, a smart green infrastructure testbed, and a bustling open-office environment. MxD is a collaborative space, hosting many events for our partners and other prestigious organizations, so being able to engage with staff and visitors in a professional, helpful manner is a must.

  • MxD is a 10-minute walk from the North and Clybourn Red Line stop, a 20-minute walk from the Division Blue Line stop, and accessible by a variety of other public transit options; additionally, we have free parking available for employees.

+ Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

  • MxD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment in our workplace, our communities, and within the tech industry. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, economic circumstance, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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