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L3Harris Scientist, Project Engineering in Waco, Texas


Job Title: Scientist, Project Engineering

Job Code: IMS20232101-96011

Job Location: Waco, TX

Schedule: 9/80 Reg

Relocation available- Yes

L3Harris is a company of innovators, game changers, and entrepreneurs! As a prime contractor, we provide a broad range of communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military and commercial aircraft platforms across the globe. We embrace innovative and progressive ideas to advance our products for military and commercial customers.

The ISR Sector is one the business units within the Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) Segment, focused primarily on the design, modification, fielding and enduring support of both tactical and strategic Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft for US and international customers. The ISR Sector is headquartered in Plano, TX, and has additional operating locations in Greenville, Waco, and Rockwall, TX, as well as Tulsa OK and Nashville TN.

This role is based in the heart of Texas in Waco, and relocation is provided! Waco is an excellent place to live if you're looking for a bustling, but small, college town with delicious BBQ, friendly neighbors, and a very favorable cost of living (Texas has no state tax!) and is close to the major metropolitan cities and attractions that TX has to offer. Learn more about Waco here:

Job Description:

The Project Engineer (PE) holds technical responsibility and authority for the program under the direction of the Program Manager (PM), Engineering Leadership and the Chief Engineer (CE). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Planning and execution of program activities,

  • Documenting, an approval of program plans,

  • Ensuring life cycle process adherence,

  • Risk identification and management,

  • Overall program coordination during the program lifecycle.

    To this end the individual Engineering Functional Task Leaders (Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Specialty Engineering, Logistic Engineering, Technical Publications, etc.) report to/and take direction from the PE for the assigned program operations.

    Essential Functions:

    Project Engineering includes executing the following tasking:

  • Proposal Execution – Formulate and communicate a solution, collect/review labor and material costs, and summarize proposal information for senior leadership review

  • Program Planning, Guidance, and Execution – Work with program management to develop the program execution schedule, effectively communicate with the entire program team, and guide the team through the execution of all required tasking to complete the contract

  • Customer and Senior Leadership Interaction and Communication – Effectively communicate with external customers and internal senior leadership on the design and implementation of the contractually required capabilities and manage expectations

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Experience with the following processes is required:

  • Bidding and Proposal

  • Program Planning, Guidance, and Execution

  • Customer Interaction and Communication

  • Executive Level Interaction and Communication

  • Engineering Execution

    Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience or a Graduate Degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.


    Preferred Skills (beyond required):

    As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for various engineering disciplines. Experience with as many of the following engineering disciplines is desired:

  • Project Engineering

  • Systems Engineering

  • Software/ Hardware Engineering

  • Aeronautical Engineering (Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Stress, Mass Properties, Aerodynamics, etc.)

  • EMI/EMC Engineering

  • Test Engineering

    It is also desired that a Project Engineering Candidate have the following:

  • Secret Clearance

  • Aircraft and System Integration Experience

  • Solid communication skills

  • Experience with FAA (STC) and Military (MTC) certification activities.

  • L3H Proposal Experience – Experience with L3H processes

  • Entire Program/Engineering Life Cycle Phases and Activities

  • Aircraft Modification and Modernization

  • FAA and Military Certification Experience

  • Architecting mission system configurations to meet customer needs

  • Ground, aircraft, space or shipborne mission system integration expertise

  • ISR products and Platforms

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.