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Raytheon Technologies Program Chief Engineer Tactical Electro-Optic (EO) Systems in El Segundo, California

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Due to rapid growth in our Advanced Tactical Pod (ATP) Tactical EO/IR Systems (TES) product line we have a newly created opportunity for a Program Chief Engineer (PCE) to join our Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems (ISRS) Mission Area. The PCE dual-reports to the Program Manager and the TES Campaign Chief Engineer, and directly oversees the IPT Leads and engineering leadership on the program. This is a great opportunity to lead a large Raytheon Technologies team through a product life cycle transition from development to production.

The Program CE is the key contributor and single engineering leadership point of contact responsible for the engineering execution of an entire program, overseeing all technical, schedule, and financial aspects. Position can be filled in El Segundo, CA or McKinney, TX

The PCE will establish and manage a program vision, strategy and goals to align the Program with the Customer and facilitate conflict resolution; ensure technical integrity and engineering execution across all IPTs, CPTs, and disciplines within the Program; and is the primary program technical POC with the customer senior technical counterparts. The PCE has authority to manage all program engineering related activities across the program; authority over and direct management of the lead engineers to ensure that the overall system design is optimized to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule), and to execute production efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Primary program engineering leadership POC with the program office, the customer and other stakeholders related to the program

  • Ensure technical integrity and engineering execution across all IPTs, CPTs, and disciplines within the Program

  • Authority to manage all program engineering related activities across the program. Authority over and direct management of the lead engineers to ensure that the overall system design is optimized to meet the required performance within the project constraints (cost and schedule), and production efforts execute as planned.

  • Establishes and maintains the program technical baseline, ensuring the product is optimized to meet the contractual requirements

  • Establish and track both Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and allocated Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) across the lifecycle

  • Monitor and trend staffing against planned work; proactively engage with Engineering functions to ensure adequate resource assignment

  • Ensure effective use of independent reviews and achieve on-time completion of all Program Engineering reviews

  • Responsible for the Earned Value and/or financial management of the engineering content on a program.

  • Ensures proper Engineering Risk and Opportunity management (ensures Engineering risks are captured, mitigation plans in place across IPTs)

  • Provide cross-IPT technical leadership and coordination - Ensure Engineering leads assigned to program are engaged in all aspects of their program

  • Lead and encourage effective transition to production and providing operations support

  • Ensure operations engagement in engineering development, design and test requirements verification, including the transition of design to production

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 12 years of mixed Engineering experience in airborne and electro-optic sensing systems design, use-case development and operational analysis, integration and test, and system qualification.

  • Demonstrated experience as a Chief Engineer (or similar engineering leadership role) for a large program (greater than $150M) leading a diverse team of 75 or more.

  • Prior success as Lead Design Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Program Chief Engineer or Integrated Product Team Lead.

  • Demonstrated prior success as Technical Lead on major proposals, and ability to brief internally and externally at the senior executive level.

  • Ability to independently interact and lead engagement with senior customers

  • Strong systems and design engineering experience, with demonstrated ability to establish a strong technical baseline with disciplined change management, while operating a rapid development environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead across a highly multi-disciplinary role, requiring experience across all design engineering disciplines, technical supplier management, business development, and program leadership.

  • Candidate must be 5-year current on their security re-investigation.

  • An active and in-scope DOD Secret US security clearance is required.

    Desired Skills:

  • Factory establishment and production experience in commercial and/or defense industries

  • Experience and knowledge of transition to production programs in the EO/IR domain

  • Design experience with the Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS), High Energy Lasers, or ATFLIR family of products, or other EO/IR systems of similar complexity.

  • Capture Management and Program Management leadership experience

Required Education:

  • B.S. in a related STEM discipline - Math, Physics, or Engineering or related is preferred..

Desired Education:

• M.S. in Math, Physics, or Engineering or related technical major required. 178887

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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