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L3Harris Senior Project Engineer-Space Systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Project Engineer-Space Systems

Job ID SAS20201412-54189

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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.


Job Title: Senior Project Engineer-Secret Clearance

Job Code: SAS20201412-54189

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description:

  • Responsible for successfully leading the execution of Space System project teams to meet customer requirements within allocated cost and schedule

  • Works closely with Project Engineering Group Leads to ensure best practices are followed.

  • Oversees the development of the cost/schedule/technical aspects of new development projects and sustainment projects.

  • Provide leadership to project teams to manage project execution to meet customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports.

  • Works closely with the Product Line manager to identify project risk and with the Chief System Engineer to ensure risk management mitigation strategies and events are being planned and executed correctly

  • Understands how to use Earned Value (EV) to guide the success of a project.

  • Able to support proposals for new work in a growing business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

  • Experience with best practices for Project Engineering, EVMS, and program execution.

  • Experience developing concept solutions through proposal submittal and evaluation

  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in mentoring through a constant commitment to help others meet their full potential.

  • Possession of a Secret or Top-Secret Security Clearance and eligible for SCI

  • Experience leading Government Contract development programs.

  • Work closely with Program Manager and Chief System Engineers

  • Comprehensive subject matter expert on the Mission Avionics Programs

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Project Engineering and in-depth knowledge of project management.

  • Experience in complex, multi-discipline programs including but not limited to; optical, mechanical, electrical, systems, software, and thermal engineering with a background in Mission Avionics systems

  • Exposure to Government contracts and how they are organized and place on contract.

  • Experience managing projects with budgets of $20M+.

  • Experience leading a multi-disciplined team of engineers.

  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action process and techniques.

  • Experience across a product engineering lifecycle.

  • Experience in influencing changes to practices, processes and approaches to improve execution across an organization.

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.