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Program Manager

Palm Bay, Florida; Melbourne, Florida; Malabar, Florida

Job ID SAS20230509-105691
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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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Program Manager

Job Code: SAS20230509-105691

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a Program Manager for the FTI program. FTI is a program within the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Transportation System Initiative and L3Harris Technologies is a key member of that team. The Program Manager will manage the FTI telecommunications portfolio which includes supporting customer requirements from initial service order through disconnect. Direct the preparation of proposals, business plans, and financial terms/conditions for the project. Ensure that all resources such as engineering, manpower, and facilities are available to support the project.

Essential Functions:

• Oversee assigned parts of FTI program scope to ensure contract conformance within program schedule, cost, quality, and profit objectives
• Support Program Director including performing program planning, identification, and management of internal and external dependencies
• Responsible for managing large, complex program initiatives involving cross-functional teams
• Participate in the negotiation of contract and contract changes
• Coordinate the preparation of proposals by working with the FAA to determine needs, requirements, and solutions for new business opportunities
• Review and approve final documents and deliverables for completeness and conformity to requirements
• Prepare/present materials for internal and external program reviews, cost reviews, risk review, and other meetings and briefings
• Work consists of making significant improvements of processes, systems or solutions to enhance program performance
• Occasional travel to/from Washington, DC


• Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience; Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience; Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience
• Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in a program team environment on government cost plus, fixed price and time and materials programs, including relevant experience as a program manager, IPT lead, or as a project engineer/manager
• Minimum 4 years of project experience managing contract terms and pricing for telecommunications services
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

• Previous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program experience
• Knowledgeable of Air Traffic Control Operations/Systems and/or large communications networks
• Demonstrated understanding and experience in developing proposals for multi-year projects valued at more than $100M
• Possess strong core values and an optimistic outlook with strong leadership, teamwork and customer relations skills, exceptional oral and written communication and formal presentation skills and the ability to work independently with initiative
• Successful track record of managing projects and meeting project objectives including deliverables, cost, schedule and customer satisfaction

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.

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