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CH-53K Chief of Test

Lockheed Martin

Stratford, CT
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The CH-53K Chief of Test (COT) reports to the Director of Test and Evaluation, with matrix reporting to the CH-53K Chief Engineer. The candidate will be directly involved in the definition and execution of all Flight and Ground test activities related to the CH-53K. The responsibilities include technical, schedule, and financial oversight of all test related activities.

The CH-53K COT will also be responsible for the following, but not limited to:
• Detailed ground and flight test planning
• Tracking utilizing Sikorsky Aircraft Earned Value Management Systems
• Establish test requirements, budgets and execution plans.
• Test engineering proposal preparation, Statement of Work (SOW) development and budget negotiations
• Along with functional peers, ensure needed staffing is in place.
• Lead all aspects of company tests at Sikorsky or Government test facilities
• Coordination of documentation required to achieve qualification and certification with the appropriate airworthiness authorities.
• Establishing oneself as the direct interface with the internal and external customer as the single Sikorsky Aircraft Test Engineering representative. Ensure clear and regular communication between the Test Engineering Team and the internal/external customers.
• Strong interpersonal skills are crucial to influence management team and customer
• Ensure SOW compliance as well as compliance with safety practices and company policies

Basic Qualifications
B.S. (required) or M.S. (preferred) in Engineering.

Preferred candidate will have 15+ years of experience in Aerospace Engineering disciplines with 10 years in rotorcraft development and Flight Test experience. Thorough understanding of both the technical and business aspects of rotorcraft industry and test engineering, as well as NAVAIR certification / procurement processes. Preferred candidate will also have excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral) to support substantial customer interface needs and negotiation activities. Familiarity with military rotorcraft flight operations is desired. Military background is helpful. Skills in analytical thinking and problem solving are also required. Familiarity with avionics system test is a plus

Additional Comments:
The CH-53K test efforts are conducted in Stratford CT, Jupiter, FL, Patuxent River, MD and at various suppliers. The candidate must be flexible and willing to travel as necessary to support customer requirements and testing at various locations. Travel is likely to be 25% to 50% covering the activities in CT, FL, and MD.

The job involves significant teamwork and coordination with a variety of engineering disciplines and customer representatives. Personal commitment and flexibility are required to support potentially unusual working hours and travel

Desired skills
An MBA or other business background is strongly desired

Current DoD security clearance is desirable

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

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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): Stratford Connecticut