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Program Manager

Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 115357
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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.

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Program Manager

L3HARRIS WESCAM Division

Waterdown, Ontario

About L3HARRIS WESCAM

As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

About the Role

Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Drives program execution in order to achieve key business and financial objectives for orders, revenue recognition, operating income, and free cash flow for new, continuing, or current programs. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, performance Statement of Work (SOW) and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocating resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead planning and / or implementation of more complex projects.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to project team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Facilitate the definition of project goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project progress; and provide supervision if necessary.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Facilitate the definition of service levels and customer requirements.
  • Interact regularly with existing or potential clients to determine their needs and to develop plans for delivery. Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients' needs as appropriate to senior management.
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Follow a defined, agreed upon project management processes.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
  • Ensures assigned projects are delivered within scope, schedule, budget and quality levels consistent with partner/customer expectations.
  • Negotiate project scope changes with customers.
  • Manages project close-out activities.
  • Identify follow-on or related new project opportunities.
  • Understand relationship between project and Company strategic objectives and maximize leveraging activities.
  • More specifically:
    • Define and document project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Draft and submit budget and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
    • Set and continually manage project expectations with customers, team members and other stakeholders.
    • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
    • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
    • Perform Risk Management and Mitigation in a pro-active fashion.
    • Review and approve all purchase orders, subcontracts as well as changes to the main contract documents.
    • Perform lessons learned when required
  • Accountable for maintaining the target Gross Margin
  • Accountable for project scope, quality in accordance with contractual obligations.
  • Accountable for project schedule.
  • Accountable for revenue and cash
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members and junior project managers. Ensure direct report training and development
  • 25% Travel may be required to support proposal activity and project execution.

Required Capabilities

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong project management skills including earn value management.
  • Solid understanding of electromechanical systems, optics, aerospace products or similar technologies
  • Ability to coordinate activities inter-company and with multiple departments such as Engineering, Operations, Finance, Customer Service, etc.
  • Knowledge of contract terms and conditions and sub contract management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong drive and resilience.
  • Action and result oriented.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels.
  • A willingness to see things through to the end.
  • A team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.

Desired Education and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 9 years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility, including experience successfully managing various projects.
  • Outstanding grasp of program management concepts and processes.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff
  • PMP certification desired

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

To learn more, visit https://www.l3harris.com/capabilities

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect by joining L3Harris WESCAM:

    • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton
      • Click HEREfor directions to our new facility
    • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail
    • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
    • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex
    • Free 10,000 sq ft on-site gym
    • Free wellness programs
    • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
    • Remote /hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options
    • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones
    • Work / Life balance
    • Real opportunities for growth and development
    • A diverse and inclusive working culture
    • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

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