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Principal Engineer - Controls and Actuation Systems Execution Lead

Company: Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

The Precision Controls, Mechanisms, Harness & Interconnect Department is an engineering organization within the Mechanical Products Team in Huntsville, AL.

The department is in need of a senior execution lead to provide frontline leadership activities for approximately 3 to 25+ multi-disciplinary engineers in developing new Control Actuation Systems (CAS) including Aerodynamic Tail Fin and Canard Steering Control Sections, Thrust Vector, Attitude and Divert Control Systems, Control Surface and Wing Deployment mechanisms, Stage Separation and Nosecone Ejection Systems, and more. Specifically, this high profile execution lead role is to lead CAS programs as the execution lead that provides technical and programmatic oversight of assigned CAS development programs. The position will drive development execution excellence on CAS programs and is responsible for the typical Integrated Product Team functions including planning, execution, CAM, reporting, resource management, technical team management and closely works with the program chief engineer and program manager, supply chain, suppliers, operations, quality and working across the engineering functional discipline spectrum.. Responsibilities also include coordinating program staffing needs and reductions, coaching and mentoring team members, managing program budgets and schedule, an executing world class risk management.

The execution lead will be called upon to provide proposal support including cost ROMs, formal Basis of Estimates, project plans and technology maturity plans.

The Execution Lead will engage senior management and senior technical leaders on a variety of topics and must possess superior organizational, presentation and tactical execution skills as well as being able to communicate effectively and confidently demonstrating sound emotional intelligence.

U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment .

Required Skills:

Eight (08) or more years of overall engineering experience in systems, electrical or mechanical design, preferably in the development of Control Actuation Systems in all development phases. (Masters Degree 6 years; Ph.d 4 years)

Prior leadership roles (frontline or project leader)

Five (5) years direct experience in hardware engineering design, development and production support

Experience in military/aerospace applications and environments

Bachelor of Science in any engineering discipline, mathematics or physics.

US citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

Ten (10) or more years of overall engineering experience systems, electrical or mechanical design, preferably in the development of Control Actuation Systems in all development phases.

Taking projects from requirements development through qualification.

Earned-Value Management certification

Program management level 6 certified (level 5+ preferred).

Masters of Science in an Engineering discipline, mathematics or physics.

Willingness to travel, including international

Familiarity with Engineering Labor Forecasting

Excellent written and verbal skills

Proven multitasking skills

Demonstrated excellence in past work performance

Working knowledge or experience with either missile design or development, production support and integration

Experience with Military Missile systems and electronics

Experience with the proposal capture process (development of compliant basis of estimates and ROMs)

Familiarity with the Estimate at Complete Process

Six Sigma certified and demonstrated ability to implement change

Demonstrated team player, with excellent collaboration and mentoring skills

Demonstrated advocate for process improvement (e.g., CMMI, R6s), team builder and able to build strong relationships and effectively collaborate with internal and external resources.


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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