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Aeronautical Engineering Director

Lockheed Martin

Fort Worth, TX
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Provide a common interface point between F-35 Structural Development Engineering and the F-35 Program, ensuring program requirements are provided to engineering and that engineering meets program needs. Functional-program integration responsibilities include: Interacting with competency centers and discipline management to obtain technical consulting services; Communication of program technical status; Staffing and resource definition, communication and forecasting; Assisting in intra-program coordination/arbitration of engineering resources

Responsible for directing all Structures Development activities including cost, schedule, and technical of the F-35. Including:
-Structural, systems installations, wiring harness and interconnect Design Completion and Modernization
-Structural Certification Analyses including flutter and dynamics, loads and criteria, stress analysis, and durability and damage tolerance analysis, and Contract Specification Closure
-Static and Durability Ground Tests, Ground Vibration Testing, Aircraft Proof, Calibration and Drop Testing Programs
-Structural Flight Envelope Clearances, Airworthiness Certifications
-Force Structural Maintenance Plans (ASIP and MESIP)
-Production Support of Material Review and Liaison Engineering
-Provide and Integrate Airframe components and subsystems, including execution of all Structures Development supplier contracts
-Structural Integrity and Design Support of fleet maintenance and depot activities
-Execute all follow-on development activities requiring structural integrity and design support
-Ensure the structural and systems integrity for the F-35 platform for the life cycle of the aircraft
-Proactively leverage the structural capability to enable sustainment and modernization solutions through active partnership with program office IPT leaders, Sustainment, and Modernization leadership

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree with 10+ years industry experience
- Experience with aircraft structures and systems installation design processes, as well as material and production fabrication processes
- Previous senior level leadership experience

Desired skills
- Advanced understanding of relationship between engineering and global production operations
- Ability to work with other business units and manage complex relationships and integration with internal and external customers
- Advanced understanding of the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
- Superior understanding of the engineering change process
- Demonstrated excellence in decision-making
- Practices & Champions Culture of Accountability Methodology
- Demonstration of Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors
- Strong communication, coordination, and negotiating skills

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

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

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

Job Location(s): Fort Worth Texas

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