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Division Chief Engineer - Imaging Systems

Rochester, NY 14614

Job Title: Division Chief Engineer- Imaging Systems

Job Code: SAS20202603-43634

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Description:

L3Harris' Space and Airborne Systems seeks a Chief Engineer with expertise in space systems engineering to join our growing team.  The person in this position will be deployed as the Chief Engineer for a large division within L3Harris, responsible for the technical strategy and technical execution of ongoing customer and internally funded efforts. The role oversees the execution of all phases of development from pre-award concept, initial architecture and development, requirements thru design, testing and verification, on to production support.

The Division Chief Engineer directs a local staff of Engineering Managers across 6 disciplines (Project Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, Software and Specialty Engineering) comprising a workforce of approximately 450 engineers.

Essential Functions:

  • Deployed to Business Unit VP/GM for >$300M division
  • Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project(s) within area of assigned responsibility
  • Accountable for program performance (cost, schedule, technical) across the Business Unit
  • Establishes program risks/opportunities
  • Identifies opportunities for engineering improvements (people, process, and tools)
  • Ensures engineering initiatives are adopted
  • Ensures program staffing demand for engineering is defined, documented
  • Responsible for program design change approval * Engineering POC for program accomplishments, issues, highlights, weekly status
  • Ensures readiness for design reviews
  • Drives to prevent unique product implementation at proposal phase/concept design
  • Lead/establish Independent Review Teams
  • Responsible for technical issue resolution, ensures root cause is identified and corrective actions are executed
  • Supports new business pursuits/ Accountable for proposal cost reviews as high as $2B


    • 15+ years with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical field or equivalent
    • 5+ years of Space Systems domain knowledge
    • Active TS/SCI security clearance required

      Preferred Additional Skills:

      • Strong multi-disciplinary technical breadth in Space and Ground Domain
      • Ability to quickly understand missions, customer sets, drive strategy
      • Experience in technical issue resolution, ability to ensure root cause is identified Experience supporting new business pursuits
      • Ability to plan and execution internal investment strategy
      • Experience successfully establishing new engineering teams in remote locations
      • Experience successfully executing multi-site engineering efforts
      • Technical background in: Able to present results and communicate with customers and senior management
        • Optical engineering
        • Mechanical engineering
        • Weather Imaging
        • Ground Systems
        • Spacecraft and Payload Design


Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17

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