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Research Engineering Senior Manager

Bethesda, Maryland; Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Prairie, Texas; Littleton, Colorado; Moorestown, New Jersey; Orlando, Florida; Palmdale, California; Sunnyvale, California

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Research Engineering Senior Manager

Bethesda, Maryland; Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Prairie, Texas; Littleton, Colorado; Moorestown, New Jersey; Orlando, Florida; Palmdale, California; Sunnyvale, California

Job ID: 558537BR Date posted: Jun. 09, 2021 Locations: Bethesda, Maryland; Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Prairie, Texas; Littleton, Colorado; Moorestown, New Jersey; Orlando, Florida; Palmdale, California; Sunnyvale, California Description:The Senior Manager for Research and Technology leads expert research project/program managers and Lockheed Martin’s most critical enterprise portfolios in the Research and Technology organization under the office of the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in Corporate. The Research and Technology team works in a “Team of Teams” manner with leaders across the enterprise, customers, and partners/suppliers. The Research and Technology senior manager partners with colleagues in the business areas to manage Research and Development portfolios which identify and develop generation-after next technologies critical to the future success of the corporation. You will play a vital role in defining our future by driving innovative solutions for our customers. The charter is to work collaboratively across the enterprise to enable the next generation of Lockheed Martin operations and manufacturing technologies. You will lead development of advanced manufacturing technologies within the Emerging Technologies team and lead research project managers who collaborate with the Lockheed Martin advanced manufacturing community. The senior manager leads expert, high level research experts responsible for facilitating project/program definition, guidance, and management (cost, schedule, technical execution, transition planning and facilitation).Position may be located at any major Lockheed Martin site.
Basic Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience and successful track record in research project and program management, to include: cost/schedule/performance metrics and tracking and technology road mapping, required.
• Experience managing diverse technical teams.
• Demonstrated history of collaboration and working with US based and International customers and suppliers, to include US
Government sponsoring agencies, academia, national labs or institutes, and commercial partners.
• Demonstrated success in leading technical and functional professionals, across disciplines, to develop effective solutions.
• Demonstrated success in developing research programs including Research Agreement Terms and Conditions.
• Experience in coordination across multiple lines of business and multi-functional organizations for internally funded research and development (IRAD) investments.
• Experience planning technical efforts, including schedules, metrics budgets and earned value management.
• Experience with projects that include development, implementation, integration, and testing.
• Customer knowledge and proven technology transition experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to thrive in a virtual, matrixed organization.
• Active Secret clearance.

Desired Skills:
• Demonstrated success energizing teams, openly collaborating, and enabling their best performance.
• Capable of representing Lockheed Martin with professionalism in external settings with senior executives from US & International industry, academia, and governments.
• Member of a high-performing virtual team and self-motivated with a strong work ethic, time-management, and interpersonal skills.
• Experience with developing and maintaining strategic multi-year plans.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills as the position will require frequent interactions with technical and executive leaders across the enterprise.
• Ability to travel in the US and Internationally for broad business area facilitation and team interaction required and should be expected at approximately 25% of the time.
• Recognized leader in the field.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and lead teams to incorporate.
• Minimum 14 years relevant professional experience including at least 3 years managing direct reports.
• Strong and broad technical background in Lockheed Martin with cross-BA technologies and products.
• Experience converting strategy into prioritized R&D products and deliverables combined with the development of a business case investment strategy.
• Familiar with Stage Gate/R&D management processes.
• Advanced degree in a technical field.
• Experience working cross-business projects.
• Demonstrated career progression in roles of increasing responsibilities.

• Experience in manufacturing and structures technology, and broad experience with fabrication and assembly technologies used to produce Lockheed Martin products.
• Ability to obtain an advanced clearance – Top Secret, SCI. Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $140,400 - $234,000 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible
Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret 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. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: CORPORATE HEADQUARTERSRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Systems Engineering: Requirements Development Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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