Chief Engineer / Development Programs / Orlando, FL

    • Orlando, FL

Description:Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries. This is Lockheed Martin's lead business unit for research development and production of manned and unmanned ground-vehicle systems, electro-optical and smart munitions systems and is a pioneer in the field of versatile, high-performance missile and rocket technology.

This posting seeks candidates in anticipation of contract wins in 2020 and 2021. MFC is looking for Chief Engineers to support development programs at the Orlando, FL facility. These positions will perform both technical and programmatic oversight duties. They will be responsible for supporting the program area in meeting all commitments including technical performance, schedule, and cost for both internal (e.g.: IRAD, B&PE, etc.) and external contractual commitments.

Selected candidates will have responsibility over the following areas/items:
- Ensure that technical standards and requirements are met
- Ensure that PDP is implemented and executed
- Review the status of IRAD project and program contract cost, schedule, and manpower needs to ensure they achieve mission success.
- Implement the technical vision of the Line Of Business
- Screen IRADs prior to submission to Business Development Director
- Leverages technologies within MFC and LM to reduce overlap and consolidate efforts
- Coordinate with other Chief Engineers to coordinate efforts within LMMFC
- Ensure manpower requirements are accurate and meet both business and technical objectives and presents a monthly executive manpower overview
- Serve as the technical conscience of the program
- Review rewards, recognitions, promotions recommended by the program and forwards on for action
- Implement strategies and plans to inject new college hires into program areas
- Periodically assess overall job/skills match and suggests possible personnel rotation opportunities to create cross-training of skills
- Review preparation of engineering portion of proposals and estimates for technical feasibility and viability
- Review white papers for technical and procedural accuracy
- Verify that technical metrics are collected and reported in accordance with PDP
- Prepare technical presentations that will be used at the Continuous Improvement Board (CIB) and other reviews as required
- Support and present at customer meetings. Attend reviews of subcontractors and potential teammates to assess technical competency
- Schedule and conduct Independent Technical Reviews as required
- Verify that normal technical reviews are conducted and that the right level of support is provided by applicable entities
- Conduct Mission Success, Test Readiness Reviews and Failure Review Boards on the program
- Reconciles conflicting viewpoints on best designs in cases of major magnitude of importance and renders decisions

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.

The Locale: Orlando is a city in the Central Florida area. This region is a beautiful place to live with something to offer for all walks of life. Central Florida offers lots of attractive residential housing options. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is the sixth largest metro
area in the southeastern United States. The climate here is warm and sunny all year long for the most part. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida (UCF), Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld.

Where can you get to from Orlando? Orlando is about an hour's drive from Cocoa Beach and the "space coast" to include NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Tampa is about 1 and ¼ hours from Orlando. West Palm Beach
is about 2.5 hours to the south and Jacksonville is about 2 hours to the northeast. Atlanta, GA is 6 hours to the northwest.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum of bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment.
- Candidate must have the ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance.
-The successful candidate must have significant multi-discipline technical leadership experience and be able to manage a highly complex technical project with little oversight. The candidate must be able to take general guidance from leadership and strategically integrate it into the project's business rhythm. The candidate must be able to manage a budget, forecast resources, and develop close working relationships with associated
IPT leads and functional managers.
-The successful candidate must possess a proven ability to lead all aspects of the technical efforts associated with new development. The individual must have the experience, drive, and demonstrated capability to lead a team of engineers of varying disciplines to provide technical excellence and mission success.
-The position requires excellent leadership skills and demonstration of all the tenants of Full Spectrum Leadership in previous assignments. This position requires effective task organization and communication skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. The successful candidate will be required to communicate technical status and issues internally to program leadership, technical leadership and functional leadership as well as externally to the customer.
Desired Skills:
An advanced degree in engineering from an accredited college or university is desired. Prior experience at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is highly desired. Experience in missile or fire control system design, development and testing is desired. Working knowledge of dealing with subcontractors and subcontract technical management is a plus. Experience in chairing or presenting at technical reviews and boards is desired.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum of bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment.
- Candidate must have the ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance.
-The successful candidate must have significant multi-discipline technical leadership experience and be able to manage a highly complex technical project with little oversight. The candidate must be able to take general guidance from leadership and strategically integrate it into the project's business rhythm. The candidate must be able to manage a budget, forecast resources, and develop close working relationships with associated
IPT leads and functional managers.
-The successful candidate must possess a proven ability to lead all aspects of the technical efforts associated with new development. The individual must have the experience, drive, and demonstrated capability to lead a team of engineers of varying disciplines to provide technical excellence and mission success.
-The position requires excellent leadership skills and demonstration of all the tenants of Full Spectrum Leadership in previous assignments. This position requires effective task organization and communication skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. The successful candidate will be required to communicate technical status and issues internally to program leadership, technical leadership and functional leadership as well as externally to the customer.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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