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Principal Engineering Project Leader

Job ID 109374 Date posted 07/11/2019
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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 customer's 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.

About L3Harris Technologies

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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com


We are searching for an Engineering Project Lead (EPL) who manages the technical aspects of a specific program or effort and ensures technical, schedule and cost targets are met.  The EPL is similar to the Program Manager (PM) in nature, just more functionally focused with the PM as his/her primary customer.  The EPL is both a project manager and technical leader/expert.  An EPL�s duties are broad in nature and may encompass multiple phases of a product�s lifecycle to include Pursuit, Development, Production or Post-Delivery Support.  While possessing technical expertise and experience, the individual will coordinate and lead the technical activities in support of the larger Integrated Product Team (IPT) efforts versus accomplishing the technical tasks him/herself.  The EPL plans, schedules and directs the engineering support of the program, and keeps the team on plan through proactive engagement, constant and robust communication/ collaboration and focused risk management.  He/she is responsible for, and has authority over, all engineering resources associated with or in support of the program and must continually engage and collaborate with engineering functional leadership to ensure the necessary resources and support are available.  The EPL musters, shepherds and leads the engineering team to success, providing quality, error free technical deliverables, to include subcontractor deliverables, to the PM and formal L3T customer on cost and schedule.  The EPL maintains open and clear communication with the PM, engineering function and assigned team members, other IPT members, suppliers and customer(s).  The EPL is a leader in a vitally important role, and is accountable to the PM as well as the Engineering leadership.




We are searching for an Engineering Project Lead (EPL) who manages the technical aspects of a specific program or effort and ensures technical, schedule and cost targets are met.  The EPL is similar to the Program Manager (PM) in nature, just more functionally focused with the PM as his/her primary customer.  The EPL is both a project manager and technical leader/expert.  An EPL�s duties are broad in nature and may encompass multiple phases of a product�s lifecycle to include Pursuit, Development, Production or Post-Delivery Support.  While possessing technical expertise and experience, the individual will coordinate and lead the technical activities in support of the larger Integrated Product Team (IPT) efforts versus accomplishing the technical tasks him/herself.  The EPL plans, schedules and directs the engineering support of the program, and keeps the team on plan through proactive engagement, constant and robust communication/ collaboration and focused risk management.  He/she is responsible for, and has authority over, all engineering resources associated with or in support of the program and must continually engage and collaborate with engineering functional leadership to ensure the necessary resources and support are available.  The EPL musters, shepherds and leads the engineering team to success, providing quality, error free technical deliverables, to include subcontractor deliverables, to the PM and formal L3T customer on cost and schedule.  The EPL maintains open and clear communication with the PM, engineering function and assigned team members, other IPT members, suppliers and customer(s).  The EPL is a leader in a vitally important role, and is accountable to the PM as well as the Engineering leadership.



  • Partner with the Program Manager (PM) and larger Integrated Product Team (IPT) to ensure the success of the Program�technical, schedule and cost targets properly defined and met
  • In drawing his/her support from the engineering function, the EPL must constantly engage the other cross-functional leaders, defending the Program�s needs and priorities while working with the leadership to understand and accommodate the demands of competing Division needs
  • Interface and work closely with the customer(s) on technical and contractual requirements, and anticipate and fulfill customer needs to ensure 100% customer satisfaction and continued business expansion; negotiate as required and obtain positive resolution
  • Working in conjunction with PM and Proposal Lead, to decompose business case and customer contract requirements into Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements, develop the detailed Basis of Estimates (BOEs), construct viable Integrated Master Plan and Schedule (IMP/IMS), determine technical deliverables and associated program risks and opportunities
  • Lead the technical development of the program.  Serve as the focal point for all engineering development, product definition, resource allocation, task assignment and completion, problem solving and decision making necessary to accomplish IPT charter.   
  • Direct the engineering team assigned to the program, manage their performance and, through a matrix structure, oversee their participation within the program
  • Effectively communicate with the PM and serve as a leader on IPT through a collaborative, trust-based relationship, ensuring all have the latest information available
  • Work with Division Leadership Team /Staff and functional groups to support the various meetings and reviews necessary to meet business objectives and commitments




Our Values are an integral part of who we are. We seek candidates who share our values.


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Respect

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