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Lead, Project Engineering

Waco, Texas

Job ID IMS20232001-96006
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

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L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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: Lead, Project Engineering

Job Code: IMS20232001-96006

Job Location: Waco, TX

Schedule: 9/80 Reg

Relocation available- Yes

Job Description:

The Project Engineer (PE) holds technical responsibility and authority for the program under the direction of the Program Manager (PM), Engineering Leadership and the Chief Engineer (CE). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Planning and execution of program activities,
  • Documenting, an approval of program plans,
  • Ensuring life cycle process adherence,
  • Risk identification and management,
  • Overall program coordination during the program lifecycle.

To this end the individual Engineering Functional Task Leaders (Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Specialty Engineering, Logistic Engineering, Technical Publications, etc.) report to/and take direction from the PE for the assigned program operations.

Essential Functions:

Project Engineering includes executing the following tasking:

  • Proposal Execution – Formulate and communicate a solution, collect/review labor and material costs, and summarize proposal information for senior leadership review
  • Program Planning, Guidance, and Execution – Work with program management to develop the program execution schedule, effectively communicate with the entire program team, and guide the team through the execution of all required tasking to complete the contract
  • Customer and Senior Leadership Interaction and Communication – Effectively communicate with external customers and internal senior leadership on the design and implementation of the contractually required capabilities and manage expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience with the following processes is required:

  • Bidding and Proposal
  • Program Planning, Guidance, and Execution
  • Customer Interaction and Communication
  • Executive Level Interaction and Communication
  • Engineering Execution

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience or Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for these requirements.


Preferred Skills (beyond required):

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for various engineering disciplines. Experience with as many of the following engineering disciplines is desired:

  • Project Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software/ Hardware Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering (Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Stress, Mass Properties, Aerodynamics, etc.)
  • Test Engineering

It is also desired that a Project Engineering Candidate have the following:

  • Secret Clearance
  • Aircraft and System Integration Experience
  • Solid communication skills
  • Experience with FAA (STC) and Military (MTC) certification activities.
  • L3H Proposal Experience – Experience with L3H processes
  • Entire Program/Engineering Life Cycle Phases and Activities
  • Aircraft Modification and Modernization
  • FAA and Military Certification Experience
  • Architecting mission system configurations to meet customer needs
  • Ground, aircraft, space or shipborne mission system integration expertise
  • ISR products and Platforms

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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