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L3Harris Lead, Project Engineer-Secret Clearance in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Job Title: Lead Project Engineer-(Space) Secret Clearance

Job Code: SAS20200411-52579

Job Location: Fort Wayne IN

Job Description:

  • Responsible for successfully leading the execution of Space System project teams to meet customer requirements within allocated cost and schedule

  • Works closely with Project Engineering Group Leads to ensure best practices are followed.

  • Provide leadership to develop solutions to emerging operational changes and help the government choose the best path forward to solve the operational shortfall.

  • Coordinates interdependencies within specific projects and with the greater Space Enterprise

  • Oversees the development of the cost/schedule/technical aspects of new modification and sustainment projects.

  • Provide leadership to project teams to manage project execution to meet customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports.

  • Works closely with the Product Line manager to identify project risk and with the Chief System Engineer to ensure risk management mitigation strategies and events are being planned executed correctly

  • Understands how to use Earned Value (EV) to guide the success of a project.

  • Able to support proposals for new work in a growing business.


  • Bachelors Degree and 9 years of relevant experience OR Masters Degree and 7 years of relevant experience

  • Familiarity with space flight programs and standards delivering optical payloads

  • Experience in complex, multi-discipline programs including but not limited to; optical, mechanical, electrical, systems, software, and thermal engineering with a background in space systems

  • Experience in Government contracts and how they are organized and place on contract.

  • Experience with best practices for Project Engineering, EVMS, and program execution.

  • Active Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in mentoring through a constant commitment to help others meet their full potential.

  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action process and techniques.

  • Experience across a product engineering lifecycle.

  • Ability to communicate inside and outside of an organization at all levels.

  • Has experience with change management and risk, issue and opportunity management.

  • Experience developing concept solutions through proposal submittal and evaluation

  • Experience managing projects with budgets of $50M+.

  • Experience leading a multi-disciplined team of engineers.

  • Experience in influencing changes to practices, processes and approaches to improve execution across an organization.

  • Comprehensive subject matter expert on the Space Programs

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Project Engineering and in-depth knowledge of project management.

  • Possession of a Secret or Top-Secret Security Clearance and eligible for SCI

  • Experience leading Government Contract development programs.

  • Work closely with Program Manager and Chief System Engineers

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.