Lockheed Martin Rotary Wing Chief Engineer - Research Engineering Senior Manager - Special Operations Forces in Lexington, Kentucky
Description: We are looking for a Chief Engineer with strong
Leadership and Mechanical and Electrical Design
experience to lead the Special Operations Forces
Global Logistics Services (SOF GLSS) Rotary Wing
(RW) team. This position will report to the SOF GLSS
Engineering Director and support the RW mission
area Director with program execution. The position is
responsible for the design integrity and contract
performance for unique SOF equipped configurations
of rotary wing platforms for US and International
SOF customers. The position must maintain the
design integrity in a customer mission focused
environment. Expect a high tempo of Task Orders,
having PoPs from Days to Months. The Government
Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) site presents
unique challenges in design tools, IT infrastructure,
and network connectivity with LM. The SOF GLSS
IDIQ has 9 of 10 years remaining in the period of
The successful candidate must possess a proven
ability to lead all aspects of site planning, innovative/
rapid concept design and implementation, and must
be Customer focused. The individual must have the
experience, drive, and demonstrated capability to
lead a team of approximately 25-30 engineers –
primarily Mechanical Design and Stress/Dynamics
Analysis with an Electrical Team for Design and
Analysis – 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 to lead a team of engineers at
the Lexington, KY site. The position is also
responsible for proposal activities and development
of concepts to integrate into the Rotary Wing
strategic roadmaps. Good customer negotiation skills
are extremely beneficial. 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.
Working knowledge of dealing with subcontractors
and subcontract technical management is a plus.
Domestic travel will be required and infrequent
foreign travel is also possible.
•Ability to make sound technical decisions and drive
towards a system design to meet requirements
•Technical management experience
•Excellent customer and company interface
•Outstanding communication skills
•Ability to make good decisions with limited data
•Experience leading diverse and complex teams
•Management skills (planning, cost / schedule
control, OH planning, delegation, etc.)
•Ability to work with different engineering disciplines
and the customers to derive, decompose
requirements and specifications.
•Must be capable of assessing performance of direct
•Individual needs to be comfortable dealing with all
levels of staff, management and customers. Must be
able to deliver tough messages.
•Candidate needs to understand military standards,
requirements and products and have experience
coordinating, planning, preparing and executing
military ground and flight testing.
•Candidate needs to have a strong technical
background with proven technical problem solving
•B.S. engineering or technical degree
•Must be able to obtain & maintain a secret security
•Leadership skills (Full Spectrum Leadership
•Detailed knowledge and experience in the
maintenance and testing of rotary wing aircraft.
•Experience in maturing hardware from concept to
development then production
•Aircraft level/Platform level integration and test
•Detailed understanding of the military airworthiness
•Experience in integration and test
•Experience with SOF customers
•Experience in all program phases and ability to work
with teams in all phases
•Experience with IDIQ contracts and proven
experience and understanding of SOF GLSS business
climate and familiar with rapid response programs.
•Experience with UH-60 Black Hawk, Chinook, or MH-6 Little Bird aircraft is a plus.
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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