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Lead, Project Engineering

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Lead, Project Engineering

About Space & Sensors:
L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions. Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications.

Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly reliable mission-critical systems. We offer an alternative 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee, or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program.

Mason, OH is located in Warren County, "Ohio's Largest Playground." Major attractions are right around the corner, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island Amusement Park. Our site is 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, where there are multiple attractions including The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is also the home AFC Champions the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Cyclones and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer.

Job Description:
Responsible for the day-to-day tactical duties for assigned programs. Oversees and coordinates the cost/schedule/technical aspects of ongoing engineering projects within the program guidelines set by the Program Manager and customer. Serves as single point-of-contact between engineering project management and planning, engineering project team, and line management. Reviews status of engineering projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses engineering project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring engineering project progress and for intervention and problem solving with engineering project managers, line managers, and customers. Provides the coordination between resource managers/supervisors and ensures all necessary reviews and approvals are received. May conduct performance/project analyses during phase-down to benefit future/other engineering projects, missions, and programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Clearance if desired, ability to travel, working extended hours
  • Serves as lead on technical proposals and program execution
  • Proactively manages risk, including identification and mitigation plans, and issue elevation and resolution
  • Effectively communicates status to stakeholders, including organizational leadership, multifunctional teams, and the customer
  • Solves problems with a calm sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates operational discipline and ownership
  • Maintains scope control through disciplined change management
  • Brings passion for innovation, an understanding of circuit level electronic equipment and systems, and the ability to further advance L3Harris Space & Sensors Technology Center
  • Coordinates all technical aspects of the project to meet scope, schedule and design to cost goals
  • Performs technical analysis/feasibility for new product specifications, evaluates customer specifications, and supports cost/technical proposal generation
  • Uses project management practices for resource planning, personnel oversight, and cost/schedule tracking
  • Ensures that all engineering-related internal processes are followed by the project design team
  • Leads team which completes Requirements Definition, Requirement Management, Technical Solution, Product Integration, Verification and Validation
  • Interfaces effectively with people at all levels and from diverse technical backgrounds
  • Serves as the technical point of contact for customers
  • Provides leadership to teams and guidance to less experienced staff members


    • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.

      Preferred Additional Skills:

      • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Top Security/SCI Clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.
      • In-depth knowledge of project management throughout entire project life cycle.
      • Prior project leadership experience - either as a Project Manager or Project engineer
      • Previously been a lead on technical proposals
      • Military customer experience is desired
      • PMP certification is desired
      • Previous experience as a control account manager (CAM) in an earned value management system (EVMS) environment is desired
      • Previous experience with sensors is desired
      • Previous experience with space products is desired
      • Previous experience with sensors or leading a development team for development of an electronic unit is desired


Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Covington , Lead, Project Engineering, Engineering , Williamsburg, Kentucky

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