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Lead, Project Engineering

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Peoria
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Job Title: Lead, Project Engineering

Job Code: IMS34

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ; St. Petersburg, FL; Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Engineering team at L3Harris in our Commercial Aviation Solutions sector.

The Project Engineer (PE) manages the technical aspects of a specific project or effort and ensures technical, schedule and cost targets are met. The PE is similar to the Program Manager (PM) in nature, just more functionally focused with the PM as his/her primary customer. The PE is both a project manager and technical leader/expert. A PE's duties are broad in nature and may encompass multiple phases of a product's lifecycle to include Pursuit, Development, Production or Post-Delivery Support. While possessing technical expertise and experience, the individual will coordinate and lead the engineering product development activities. The PE plans, schedules and directs the engineering support of the assigned projects, and keeps the team on plan through proactive engagement, constant and robust communication/ collaboration and focused risk management. They are responsible for, and has authority over, all engineering resources associated with or in support of the project and must continually engage and collaborate with engineering functional leadership to ensure the necessary resources and support are available. The PE musters, shepherds and leads the engineering team to success, providing quality, error free technical deliverables, to include subcontractor deliverables, to the PM and formal L3Harris customer on cost and schedule. The PE maintains open and clear communication with the PM, engineering function and assigned team members, suppliers and customer(s). The PE is a leader in a vitally important role, and is accountable to the PM as well as the Engineering Leadership team.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with the Program Manager and Integrated Product Teams to ensure the success of the Program technical, schedule and cost targets properly defined and met.
  • In drawing his/her support from the engineering function, the PE must constantly engage the other cross-functional leaders, defending the Program's needs and priorities while working with the leadership to understand and accommodate the demands of competing Division needs.
  • Interface and work closely with the customer(s) on technical and contractual requirements, and anticipate and fulfill customer needs to ensure 100% customer satisfaction and continued business expansion; negotiate as required and obtain positive resolution.
  • Working in conjunction with PM and Proposal Lead, to decompose business case and customer contract requirements into Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements, support the develop the detailed Basis of Estimates (BOEs), construct viable Schedule (IMS), determine technical deliverables and associated program risks and opportunities.
  • Responsible for requirements definition, verification and distribution, technical baseline development, resource identification and allocation, design trade studies, preliminary design, detailed design, system testing, qualification testing, supporting the handoff to Production (production configuration) and ensuring the technical deliverables to support a successful Entry-Into-Service
  • Lead the technical development of the program. Serve as the focal point for all engineering development, product definition, resource allocation, task assignment and completion, problem solving and decision making necessary to accomplish project charter.
  • Direct the engineering team assigned to the program, manage their performance and, through a matrix structure, oversee their participation within the program.
  • Effectively communicate with the PM and serve as a leader on project team through a collaborative, trust-based relationship, ensuring all have the latest information available.
  • Work with Division Leadership Team /Staff and functional groups to support the various meetings and reviews necessary to meet business objectives and commitments. Qualifications:
    • Requires proficient knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
    • Requires practical knowledge of the product lifecycle including obsolescence management.
    • Requires practical knowledge of project management including Earned Value and Risk/Scope Management.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience.
    • Graduate Degree in Engineering and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
    • In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience. Technical Competencies:
      • Leadership - leads by example and fosters ethical behavior within the team. Is comfortable in a matrixed environment, and can successfully develop and communicate a vision to the technical community working a project, and subsequently organize the effort.
      • Communication -drives a culture of transparency and integrity. Possesses strong communication skills (written, oral and listening) necessary to convey, influence and persuade individuals, functions and organizations. Must be comfortable with both technical and project communications, and must be able to summarize key points for executive leadership as well as dive into details with individual contributors.
      • Influence/Persuasive - must be a leader of change who seeks opportunity, and is able to work effectively in a variety of situations and circumstances. Leadership objectives must be delivered without clear authority for direct reports in L3Harris or subcontractor organizations. Must have the ability to influence and persuade leaders and individual contributors to take action in accordance with plans.
      • Technical Acumen - successful PEs must have a breadth and depth of experience across engineering functions within the context of development programs. PEs should demonstrate/possess system level experience that encompasses HW, SW, SYS and Test is essential.
      • Project Management Acumen - Demonstrated experience in project management fundamentals is required in a technical environment. Keen understanding of how to decompose top level program requirements into engineering projects throughout the WBS is essential.
      • Strategic Thinking - encourages diversity of thought and perspective; plans and anticipates the future implications of today's actions on stated objectives (schedule, cost and scope)
      • Integrative Thinking - the ability to balance multiple and often competing objectives and priorities into a comprehensive set of strategies and tactics
      • Strong Bias for Action - is a self-started who proactively engages to address assigned tasks and tackles issues, risks and opportunities in a timely manner
      • Relationship Development and Management - ability to form strategic relationships across businesses and functions to ensure results are achieved while building and preserving long term good will and productivity.
      • Working knowledge of MS Project Server/MS Project Online Preferred Additional Skills:
        • Working knowledge of resource loaded scheduling and is proficient in the use of Microsoft Project 2016.
        • Experience with DO-178, DO-254, DO-160 product development.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Peoria , Lead, Project Engineering, Engineering , Peoria, Arizona

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