L3Harris Lead, Project Engineer in Plano, Texas
Job Title: Sr Project Engineer
Job Code: SAS20232401-96099
Job Location: Plano, TX or Santa Rosa, CA
L3Harris Sonoma EO is a team of visionaries located in Santa Rosa, CA (the heart of wine country and just 50 miles north of San Francisco). We offer a robust total rewards package, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, career development and recognition programs. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.
Job Description: We are looking for a dynamic technical leader who can drive EO/IR solutions development on projects. They will have responsibilities supporting the synthesis, definition, analysis, design, development, integration & test of electro-optic systems for airborne, ground, and maritime surveillance systems. This role has both project management and technical responsibilities with challenging timelines, working to achieve a collective goal: deliver innovative, vital solutions within a fraction of the time and cost of industry norms.
Essential Functions: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Help manage the project team with Bid’s, basis of estimates, Estimates to complete, risk assessments, schedule, earned value, technical direction, design reviews, and work packages
Coordinates engineering resource planning to ensure program success
Work direct on programs to drive the technical solution that meets or exceeds the customer expectation
Directs a proactive project leadership team in driving innovative technical development.
Is accountable to program managers and interfaces with budget analysts, contract negotiators, engineering department managers, cost account managers, chief engineers, systems and functional engineers, manufacturing personnel, subcontractor/teammate technical staff, and customers.
Manages and mitigates project technical risks and resolves technical design issues.
Conducts engineering project planning (including scheduling and cost estimating), to achieve program plan objectives, including day-to-day project technical execution.
Responsible for achieving DFX, cost, schedule, and performance targets and for completing project closeout activities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience.
Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
High level of experience in at least 5 of the following areas and basic capability in the other areas:
Project engineering/management experience with multi-disciplined technical team
Very knowledgeable in life-cycle product development and in analyzing and resolving complex technical problems
Skills in latest project planning/management tools and techniques and risk management and earned value management principles
Possess broad-based understanding of requirements management, subsystem and system integration, development/operational testing, logistics/supportability, producibility, configuration management, and quality assurance processes.
Skilled knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
Broad knowledge of Risk Management tools and techniques.
Hardware/Software integration, testing, and troubleshooting
Project Engineering/Program Management of aerospace products with multi-site development teams
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities
Project Management – A track record of managing diverse & distributed personnel developing complex technology. Knowledge of digital engineering & modeling. An understanding of agile development environments. Ability to work seamlessly across multi-site development teams.
Technical Acumen – Demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving complex systems such as optics, detector arrays, digital video, processing electronics, pointing, stabilization, & control algorithms.
Requirements Development – Demonstrated ability to enter the customer’s environment, discover how the customer will use the system, translate the voice of customer into requirements and trade-offs that can be evaluated via alternative designs; additional skill in successfully influencing system requirements desired.
Creative Solutions – Direct contribution to technical solutions that integrate multiple disciplines or technologies into non-obvious system architectures that provide meaningfully unique and differentiated capability; requires understanding of current and proposed competitive solutions, key performance indicators, and end-user mission objectives as well as understanding of interplay between technologies and engineering design.
Resource Planning – An understanding of capabilities and resource needs for the project and drive to get those resources in a matrix organization.
In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $120,000-223,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.
L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.