Harris Corporation Project Engineer in Palm Bay, Florida

Project Engineer 7/12/18--Project ManagementUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: ES20181207-25888


Title: Project Engineer (Electronic Warfare)

Location: Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID: ES20181207-25888

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.

  • Guidance Given/Assignments: Received Assignments are received in task-oriented terms. Provides direction to program team members using established policies and precedents. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall quality and efficiency.

  • Supervisory Relationships: Reports to Manager and/or Director of Project Engineering. Accomplishes tasks mainly through engineering project team, providing direction to team members, may have direct supervision of non-exempt and entry-level exempt employees.

  • Program Complexity: Established development program for major component or small system, or production or logistics program for several components or medium systems.

  • Impact: Ensures that engineering projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to achieve results might cause delays in program schedules and result in the allocation of more resources.

  • Liaison: Manages intermediate engineering project teams. Liaison normally involves specific phases of a task, engineering project or operation. External contacts involve routine matters to understand, track, drill down, and question activities and issues in all functional areas in order to influence management and resolve conflict. Negotiation, leadership, assertiveness and follow-through skills are key to successful completion of tasks. Conducts briefings to Senior Management on project health.

  • Scope: Responsible for the day-to-day tactical duties for assigned programs. Plan, direct or coordinate activities within specific programs. Analyzes workflow and assigns or schedules work to meet priorities and goals. May test, revise and/or correct errors in programs and/or systems. Meets with program managers, support staff, vendors, and customers to solicit cooperation and resolve problems. Develop and implement recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated events. Generate various reports/deliverables.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electrical/Computer Engineering

  • 9+ years of design engineering/technical lead experience in a related field

  • Experience in product life cycle management from design to product launch; including building and leading the project team

  • Experience in managing projects with budgets of $10M+ Experience leading a multi-disciplined team of engineers

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to implement and/or adapt project execution plans and manage resources from multiple development groups

  • Develop executable plans that will achieve technical, cost and schedule requirements

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills to work with internal and external resources

  • Ability to present to internal and external customers at all levels

  • Strong leadership and motivational skills

  • Experience working in electronic warfare or other government/DoD contracting environment is preferred

  • Experience with management tools, including schedule development management, staff management and EVMS strongly preferred

  • MS in Engineering Management or other related field is preferred.

  • Flexibility to travel for customer purposes as required

  • Positions are available inPalm Bay, FL; however, flexibility to travel to Clifton, NJ facility will be required and possibly other Harris facilities.

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.

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Expertise--Project Management

LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay