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Project Engineer, Principal
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Harris Corporation | Clifton, NJ
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Job Title: Project Engineer, Principal

JOB ID: ES20191401-29602

Job Description:

Responsible for project execution management for the Rotary Business Area. Candidate will oversee a group of Project Engineers that are managing projects within a Product Line. Ensure project execution practices adheres to Harris development process. This candidate will coordinate the cost/schedule/technical aspects of ongoing engineering projects within the program guidelines set by the Program Manager and customer (Internal and External). Serves as single point-of-contact between engineering project management, planning, engineering project team(s), 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 high level project objectives. 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 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 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.


* BS in Electrical Engineering or related technical field.
* 12+ years of relevant Engineering/Project Management experience
* Background with cost accounts; "Earned Value" or "EVMS"

Preferred Additional Skills:

* Prior experience in electrical, systems, software design and test are desired
* Background in Electronic Warfare (Airborne Jamming, Radar Warning Receiver technology)
* Experience with hardware and software product development
* Experience managing projects with budgets of $10M+
* Experience leading a multi-disciplined team of engineers
* Experience implementing and/or adapting project execution plans
* Experience managing resources from multiple development groups
* Experience developing plans that achieve technical, cost and schedule requirements
* Experience negotiating internally and externally
* Experience working in a government contracting environment
* Experience with management tools: including schedule development management, staff management and EVMS
* Ability to travel

This position requires the candidate to POSSESS A SECURITY CLEARANCE in order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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.


About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation (Harris), together with its subsidiaries, is an international communications and information technology (IT) company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. The Company is focused on developing assured communications products, systems and services for global markets, including radio frequency (RF) communications, government communications and broadcast communications. The Company is organized in three segments: RF Communications segment, Government Communications Systems segment and Broadcast Communications segment. Its RF Communications segment comprises Tactical Radio Communications, and Public Safety and Professional Communications businesses. Government Communications Systems segment comprises Defense Programs, National Intelligence Programs, Civil Programs and IT Services businesses. Broadcast Communications segment comprises Infrastructure and Networking Solutions, Media and Workflow, and Transmission Systems businesses.