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Program Manager

Job ID 107627 Date posted 07/03/2019

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

L3 ASV is seeking a Program Manager as it continues to develop and establish a foothold in the rapidly expanding market space for Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs). In this role you will lead the execution and delivery of cutting-edge Department of Defense (DoD) maritime programs. The role is based at L3 ASV�s headquarters in Broussard, Louisiana.

About L3 ASV:

L3 ASV is an exciting, young, technology, growth company whose principle businesses is unmanned and autonomous marine vessel design, construction, operation, sales, and leasing.  L3 ASV operates in the military, energy and research sectors and builds innovative, technologically advanced products to solve difficult problems. The company has established, in both the US and through its sister company in the UK, a position as the market leader having delivered over 100 systems to date.

The Role:

As a Program Manager at L3 ASV you will effectively utilize company and customer resources to plan, execute and monitor your assigned program to achieve the desired program goals. You will have overall accountability for the program profitability, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction including product technology, performance and quality. In this role, you will be the program leader and point of contact both internally and externally.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Execute delivery of technical, schedule and cost requirements for assigned program

  • Gain deep understanding of customer needs and requirements; forge meaningful relationship with customer

  • Develop intimate understanding of L3 engineering capabilities and business support functions; build connections with key internal teammates; harness L3 brainpower to best serve customer

  • Coordinate the development of program plans including the preparation of work breakdown structures, budgets, network plans, risk and cost reduction plans

  • Monitor program progress and exercise control of schedule

  • Maintain financial, schedule and technical data and reporting on assigned proposals and programs; identify and recommend solutions to significant problems

  • Lead and participate in contract negotiations, applying contract management knowledge and requirements management expertise

  • Maintain confidentiality with exposure to a large amount of company and customer sensitive material

  • Assist in execution of business growth objectives by providing input on business area plans, win and capture strategies and proposals

  • Performs other duties as assigned




Skills and Experience Requirements

  • 5 - 10 years of program management experience in the defense industry on a major DoD program
  • Sharp manpower planning and Earned Value Management skills
  • Expertise in managing FAR-based fixed price development and low rate initial production contracts in excess of $50M
  • Skilled in managing dynamic programs with potential for fluctuating scope
  • History of maximizing incentives on prime contracts
  • Tactful in negotiating scope and price with key subcontractors
  • Experience in autonomy development and driving the adoption of autonomy on key platforms (shipbuilding experience also a plus)
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project
  • Possess Secret clearance or meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor�s Degree in Engineering, Business or STEM discipline. Additional degree concentrations will be considered for candidates who possesses desired professional skillset
  • MBA or STEM graduate degree a plus


Note: This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience.


Equal Opportunity Employer � minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identify.


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.

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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.