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Senior Specialist, Project Engineer - Engineering Operations

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Hawaiian Gardens
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Job Title: Senior Specialist, Project Engineer - Engineering Operations
Job Code: IMS20231209-105943
Job Location: Anaheim, CA or Tulsa, OK
Job Schedule: 9/80
Job Description:
L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers' mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.
About L3Harris Technologies:
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers' mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
L3Harris Maritime Power & Energy Solutions (MPES) is a worldwide leader in the engineering, development, and manufacture of power conversion and distribution systems for defense, governmental and advanced industrial applications. The company's power conversion, power conditioning and power protection solutions can be found in a wide range of demanding military and commercial environments around the world. We are able to see beyond the specified requirements to meet the total requirements for the system. Our products demonstrate our ability to bring new technology to product realization in demanding environments. Power technology systems from L3Harris MPES are virtually the "service standard" for the United States Navy and many international navies. We have been providing customers with reliable electrical power systems for decades. Our successes have resulted from our ability to see beyond the system requirements, as well as the products we are contracted to deliver.
This position is a senior professional, responsible for the engineering ownership, oversight, and coordination of the cost, schedule, and technical execution of projects within the MPES division. The ideal candidate would be responsible for leading the engineering e3/continuous improvement (CI) efforts within the division, support the project engineering team on projects to meet customer and company requirements and be involved in proposal development and proposal management.
Typical day to day activities include driving and managing the creation, review, and submittal of project artifacts such as plans, procedures, reports, design documents, and technical manuals. As a project engineer within the MPES Engineering Operations team, this position will work intimately with engineers and cross-functions to provide real-time support and guidance with respect to project completion, driving efficiencies, risk reduction, and continuous improvement. This position requires a person that is highly detail oriented, structured, well-organized, and can effectively communicate large amounts of data succinctly. It requires project/product lifecycle (design and development) and continuous improvement (cost takeout) knowledge. This position will work closely with project engineering, program management, design engineering, and other cross-functional teams (such as operations) to ensure that tangible engineering project cost savings, improvements, and efficiencies are achieved.
1) Project Engineering
- Establish and coordinate the technical risks/opportunities for all major MPES programs to reduce MR/EAC.
- Support project engineering team on projects to meet customer requirements within budget, schedule, and resource commitments.
- Assesses engineering project issues, helps develop solutions, and leads the necessary teams and functions to ensure that both project and company e3/CI financial targets and goals are achieved.
2) E3/CI
- Coordinating and managing the MPES-wide risk and opportunity list, recommending the priority and course of action, and soliciting the Program Management Office for financial support of mitigating risks / achieving opportunities by initiating engineering e3/CI project(s).
- Leads the reviews and status of engineering e3/CI projects and budgets, manages schedules, holds respective project owners accountable, drives actions, prepares status reports, and escalates issues to the Project Engineer(s) to solicit supporting actions.
- Supporting the engineering team and participating in the identification, selection, management, mitigation, and closure of risks and opportunities on their respective registers.
- Managing day to day technical aspects of the individual engineering e3/CI project(s), including cross-functional decision making, task/schedule management, issue resolution/escalation, communication, and risk management activities. Activities overseen include software, digital, electrical power, mechanical, integrated logistics support, configuration management, and systems engineering.
-Leads the Engineering Operations (Eng Ops) team to provide the necessary metrics and analyses for monthly cadences, reviews, and presentations for engineering e3/CI.
Essential Functions:
- Works closely with the project engineering team (PE's and design engineers), as well as PMO, Supply Chain, Quality, and Operations to ensure that project and e3 goals are met.
- Focal for division-wide engineering e3/CI initiatives - works closely with project owners to identify cost-savings and risk reduction opportunities that result in EAC/MR reduction.
- Collaborates and influences program and project stakeholders, including key leaders, to achieve improvement and cost takeout objectives.
- Can own budget and schedule of their programs assigned or closely supports PE/e3 project owner - manages day to day technical aspects of the project, including cross-functional decision making, task/schedule management, and issue resolution/escalation.
- Strong ability to influence - utilizes data, sound judgement and rationale, and excellent communication skills to gain alignment and advocacy.
- Ability to analyze the assigned project, break down work into functional disciplines and plan out a means for the work to be accomplished.
- Understands project and technical risks - able to quantify and proactively generate mitigation plans.
- Experience with best practices for project engineering and program execution.
- Exceptional verbal communication skills both for collaboration and for internal/external customer and leadership presentations.
- Able to travel at least 10-15% when necessary to other MPES sites.
- Ability to obtain and maintain secret clearance.
- Bachelor's Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience, or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
- 3+ year's experience working within a technical, or project leadership role- worked with or led a technical team to achieve project goals and deliverables.
- 2+ year's of strong design and development experience - understands the product development lifecycle from requirements to testing to transition to production. Able to identify areas within the development lifecycle that are wasteful, redundant, or inefficient, and drives actions to achieve tangible improvements.
- Excellent experience with MS Office Suite.
Preferred Additional Skills:
- LEAN, Six Sigma, CI/Kaizen experience and/or certification. Experience with Earned Value Management.
- Experience managing projects with budgets of $1M+.
- Strong experience in leading integrated product teams.
- Experience with management of design to cost activities.
- Experience with Technical Supplier Management and/or Risk and Opportunity Management.
- Experience in program management office - managing multi-discipline programs across multiple locations.
- Manufacturing, Quality, or Supply Chain experience, a plus.
- Direct people management experience, a plus.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Los Angeles , Senior Specialist, Project Engineer - Engineering Operations, Engineering , Hawaiian Gardens, California

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