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Raytheon Technologies Program Chief Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Join our Office of the Chief Engineer Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (S-ISR) team who are helping engineering program and proposal teams successfully execute programs and prepare responsive proposals aimed at making the world a safer place! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy. Our commitment to providing an environment that supports innovation, teamwork and opportunities for growth is one of the primary reasons people come to work at Raytheon!

The Office of the Chief Engineer organization within Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS) is seeking an experienced Program Chief Engineer to join and expand our distinguished team to develop a state-of-the-art satellite ground station. The APEX Program Chief Engineer (PCE) is responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical execution of all engineering tasks within their assigned program. The PCE is the single Engineering point of contact for the Program Area Chief Engineer and the Program Manager accountable for leading all Engineering activities on the program.

Clearance Requirements:

Must hold and maintain an active TS/SCI clearance

Responsibilities and Scope Include:

  • Responsible for overall Engineering execution within the program, having decision authority over all Engineering activities

  • Conduct Engineering Bid Reviews (EBRs) and Engineering Program Reviews (EPRs) at authorized levels

  • Support Program Management Reviews (PMRs) for all Engineering matters

  • Manage overall budget and schedule for program Engineering tasks. Works closely with the functional discipline organizations to review program execution on a periodic basis to ensure schedule and cost are being met.

  • Develop and approve executable Estimates at Completion (EAC) for the program in collaboration with the responsible Engineering Cost Account Managers.

  • Ensure staffing forecasts are accurate and up to date, and work with Engineering discipline organizations to ensure appropriate staffing is assigned – local, distributed and/or suppliers.

  • Provide oversight and review all program metrics for engineering. Ensure application of Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) across the program as a means for measuring technical progress and assessing risk.

  • Oversee and manage the Risks and Opportunities execution across the program. Leverage the enterprise to reduce key risks and realize opportunities.

  • Ensure effective Engineering management of suppliers – including SOWs, requirements specs, and process compliance.

  • Identify and exploit synergies across programs and across the Enterprise.

  • Provide accurate and timely status reports to the Program and Engineering organizations

  • Execute processes and procedures across the programs that ensure consistency within the organization. Ensure process compliance, including appropriate process tailoring.

    Required Skills:

  • A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years experience

  • Requires 8 years’ experience as a Program Manager (minimally certified at Level 6), Program Engineer, and/or as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead on a major program.

  • Working knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines with a strong focus on Large Scale Software Development, Integrated Product Development System (IPDS) and Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

  • Executive level communication skills.

  • Significant experience working with suppliers in technical and/or programmatic oversight role.

  • Experience in all phases of development program lifecycle.

  • Significant experience in Risk and Opportunity management

  • Experience with SW execution throughout the entire SW life cycle, experience in object-oriented SW design, development, preparing & presenting status & technical information

  • Experience with emerging SW methodologies, including SAFe agile and DevOps methods including the incorporation of tools and principles (i.e. continuous integration) to reduce defects, increase software productivity, and improve maintainability

  • Experience with leading/supporting Process Improvement activities on large programs working directly with senior level leadership teams and Program Directors

    Desired Skills:

  • Risk and Opportunity Certification

  • Prior experience with APEX program legacy domain

  • R6 Sigma Specialist Qualified/R6 Sigma Expert Certified

  • Experience as a Technical Subcontracts Manager (TSM) or Program Subcontracts Manager (PSM)

    Required Education (including Major):

    Bachelors’ Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), plus 10 years of related work experience required.

    *TS/SCI Required**


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