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DoD Skillbridge Project Engineer Internship

Oxnard, California

Job ID IMS20220107-86073
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Thrive in your career journey while creating a safer, more secure world. At L3Harris, you’ll get to solve tough problems, work in an environment where every voice is heard and enjoy best-in-class benefits.

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  • Level: Intern
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I completed two summer internships at L3Harris before transitioning to a full-time role. I was able to learn firsthand about the engineering process, the quality of products produced, the helpfulness of my co-workers, how the company operates and the potential to expand my career.

Jason, Electrical Engineer, Rochester, NY

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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.

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.


Job Title: Project Engineer

Job Code: IMS20221002-76970

Job Location: Oxnard, CA

L3Harris’ DoD SkillBridge/Career Skills Program is connecting transitioning service members to career training opportunities within our organization. We will provide service members with valuable civilian work experience through industry specific training, certifications and on the job experience during their DoD Skillbridge/Career Skills Program to help them ready themselves for their next mission.

L3Harris aims to attract and retain veteran talent and to help bridge the gap between their military service and civilian careers within our organization. L3Harris is eager to share to our knowledge and experience with our service members.


L3Harris ASV is the leading supplier of Unmanned and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) and have delivered more than 125 systems to customers around the globe. Our experienced team of engineers, software developers, fabrication specialists, and electrical technicians are experts in ASV platform design, builds and commissioning, operation and maintenance, and software development.

We are seeking a Specialist in Project Engineering as it continues to develop and establish a foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Autonomous Surface Vessels. The role will be based out of our L3Harris location in Oxnard, California.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 analysis during phase-down to benefit future/other engineering projects, missions, and programs
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Ability to work weekends and off-shifts as required
  • Ability to travel to site for installs, upgrades and offshore trials


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • US Military Active Duty Service Member eligible for Skillbridge per DoD Instruction
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience; or Master’s Degree and minimum 2 years of relevant experience; or High School degree (or military experience) with 8-10 years of maritime experience managing ship systems integration, operation, and maintenance
  • Experience with Navy processes and/or Navy shipbuilding
  • Experience developing program plans, budget estimates, and tasking statements

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Electrical, mechanical, or software engineering background or experience
  • Active security clearance

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, 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.

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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