Harris Corporation Director, Project Engineering in Palm Bay, Florida

Director, Project Engineering 3/13/19--Project ManagementUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: ES20191303-30516


Job Title: Director, Project Engineering

Job ID: ES20191303-30516

Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

The F35 TR3 PE is responsible for schedule execution and partnering with functional engineering managers to ensure proper identification and deployment of engineering resources required for the F-35 TR3 family of programs—AMS, PCD and ICP—throughout the EMD phase and transition to production. This enterprise represents over $4B (and growing) of ES backlog & pipeline and is the most critical enterprise in the Electronic Systems Segment. The Director shall partner with the TR3 program director and is expected to have regular interface with the LM Prime customer and key suppliers. The PE will have visibility and interface with executive leadership for program briefings.

The F-35 TR3 PE reports directly to the Senior Director of Avionics Engineering within the Electronic Systems segment, with dotted line reporting to the TR3 Program Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops, presents, and delivers comprehensive presentations to the project team, upper management, and customer personnel in a clear and concise manner.

  • Serves as the central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to completion and distribution.

  • Planning and management of the products / projects on schedule and within budget constraints.

  • Monitors the product/project from initiation through completion and/or customer acceptance.

  • Ensures that products/projects delivered meet customer requirements and specifications.

  • Develops, manages, and maintains all aspects of project-level risks, including mitigation, costing and planning.

  • Estimate resource and material needs for the project/product.

  • Develops, monitors, and statuses detailed MS Project schedules.

  • Uses Earned Value Management System (EVMS) reports to manage project performance.

  • Successful startup, including staffing, robust mitigation plans and establishment of the technical baseline and change management process

  • Establishment and execution of detailed integrated master schedules

  • Review of earned value metrics such as CPI, SPI, TCPI, and ETC to drive program focus

  • Driving a culture of continuous improvement as evidenced by executed improvement projects

  • Employee engagement

  • Maintaining forecasted demand signal on resource needs and partnering with the EMs, talent acquisition and supply chain on development of plans for accomplishing the engineering work


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Science or Engineering

  • 13+ years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree or 11+ years of relevant experience with a Master's Degree.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Earned value/Cost account management experience, with cost and schedule responsibility experience

  • Functional management experience or direct involvement in resource management forecasting and placement

  • Direct Government customer interface experience (e.g. US Air Force, US Navy, etc.)

  • Experience with executing throughout the full Avionics lifecycle including requirements flowdown and allocation, design, development, test, and sell-off

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment

  • Ability to work well across multiple engineering disciplines

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Project Management

LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay