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Position: Program Management Lead (L3Harris)

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a Program Management Lead, as it continues to further its foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs).  The Program Manager Lead will collaborate with Functional Management, Program Office, and stakeholders, to understand and interpret client requirements to determine appropriate performance metrics, clarify priorities and program goals, and develop and implement specific management plans to support multiple programs.  As Program Manager Lead, you will be accountable for the performance and quality of product technology, management and on-time delivery of schedules, and budget and program profitability (contractual and expected).

Additionally, you will be expected to utilize program management tools to monitor and report program performance objectives and facilitate project coordination. You will be required to assist in the development and delivery of presentations and provide recommendations to senior Program Managers and Company Management, as well as other stakeholders, relating to applicable program management plans.

 You will be expected to track, manage, and report program attributes including the following: 

  • Schedule performance against contract and forecast.
  • Cost performance against budget and EAC.
  • Labor allocation against program needs.
  • Sales and profit performance against contract acceptance and forecast.
  • Program risks & opportunities.
  • Technical & production issues impacting program performance.


  • Gain rapport with client and understanding of their needs
  • Lead and participate in contract negotiations
  • Maintain confidentiality with exposure to a large amount of company and customer sensitive material
  • Gain understanding of key teammate and engineering capabilities
  • Assist in execution of business growth objectives by providing input on business area plans, win and capture strategies and proposals
  • Assist in the management and leadership of planning, implementing, and executing technical projects and programs
  • Assist in the implementation of strategic initiatives; and programming, planning and budgeting project teamwork
  • Coordinate with Internal and External Organizations for assigned projects
  • Assess cost and schedule risks and develop associated mitigations
  • Estimate sales forecasts for labor and material
  • Monitor and report financial, schedule and technical performance of assigned projects
  • Manage and maintain all financial tracking documentation for assigned programs



  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of program management experience
  • Active SECRET clearance or ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • Expertise in managing FAR-based fixed price development and low rate initial production contracts
  • Tactful in negotiating scope and price with key subcontractors
  • Skilled in managing dynamic programs with potential for fluctuating scope
  • Ability to plan, organize, and delegate complex work
  • Knowledge of manpower planning, milestone scheduling, PM tools, and related financial management
  • Capable of managing and working in an environment that is fast paced, demanding, with a focus on problem resolution and process improvement
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability in financial or data analysis and monitoring
  • Handle stressful situations with maturity, respect, and confidence

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Experience in autonomy development and driving the adoption of autonomy on key platforms (shipbuilding experience also a plus)
  • Six Sigma Certified
  • Management experience in the defense industry on DoD programs

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