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College Student From El Segundo Vanishes in Utah

Police and loved ones are seeking answers after a 23-year-old University of Utah student from El Segundo went missing a week ago. Mackenzie Lueck, was last seen on the morning of June 17 after she took a Lyft from Salt Lake City Airport to an address in North Salt Lake after visiting family in Southern California, the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a written statement. “SLCPD has been conducting a missing persons investigation and have spoken with both […]

Search for Missing 73-Year-Old Hiker Near Mt. Waterman Enters 3rd Day

Search and rescue team members plan to continue their search into Monday for a 73-year-old man who went missing after becoming separated from his group while hiking near Mt. Waterman in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. The hiker was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chad Smeltzer said. Officials searched through the night and all day Sunday, but found no sign of the missing hiker, he said. A sheriff’s department helicopter, […]

Hacienda Heights Man Killed, Another Driver Suspected of DUI Following 10 Freeway Crash in Pomona

A 30-year-old Hacienda Heights man died and a Victorville man is accused of drunken driving following a three-car collision on the 10 Freeway in Pomona early Sunday, authorities said. Justin Julien Silva died at the scene of the 4:25 a.m. crash on the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Dudley Street, Officer J. Pena of the California Highway Patrols’ Baldwin Park-area office said in a written statement. Miguel Angel Rubalcava, 31, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, the officer […]

Man Killed in Koreatown Shooting

A shooting in Koreatown on Sunday afternoon left a man dead, authorities said. The shooting took place about 5:40 pm. at 8th and Irolo streets, according to Lt. John Radtke of the the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Division. Officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Station responded to reports of shooting victim, he said. They encountered a crowd of people gathered around a 27-year-old man, who had been shot in the torso. “The victim was transported to a local […]

Sanders, Progressives Unveil Bill to Cancel Student Debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base. By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal addresses an economic burden for 45 million Americans. The key difference is that Warren’s plan considers the income of the borrowers, canceling $50,000 in debt for those earning less than […]

Man’s Body Found in Angeles National Forest

A man’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon along a mountain road deep in the Angeles National Forest, authorities said. The body was first reported to sheriff’s officials about 4 p.m. by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after it was spotted down an embankment in the area of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Colby Ranch Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mark Lopez said. It was not immediately clear who first found the remains. There was no […]

Lyft Driver Organizes Clean-Up to Help La Puente Family After House Fire

A Lyft driver who learned of a La Puente’s families struggle to clean up their home Sunday after a recent house fire while giving one of the family members a ride earlier this week. Danny Thomas learned about the fire while giving Felicia Ivy a ride to a store on Wednesday to buy cleaning supplies. He said she explained the clean-up effort was difficult, as the home is occupied by all disabled residents and a single mother. The home had […]

Pence: ‘Of Course’ Migrant Children Should Have Toothbrushes, Blankets and Medicine

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged that “of course” toothbrushes, blankets and medicine are necessary basics for children — despite the Trump administration’s legal argument earlier this week that detained migrant children didn’t need those items in order to be held in “safe and sanitary conditions.” Pence responded to footage of a Department of Justice attorney arguing that “there’s fair reason to find that those things may be part of safe and sanitary,” before a judge states, “Not may […]

BET Awards in Downtown L.A. Kicks Off With Performance by Cardi B

Cardi B, the most nominated act at the 2019 BET Awards, kicked off the show with an explosive performance of her new single “Press.” Cardi B’s husband, Offset of the rap group Migos, started the performance Sunday, which included Cardi B rapping on top of Offset while he sat on chair. Actress Regina Hall, who is hosting the show airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, appeared in a sketch imitating Beyoncé during the behind-the-scenes moments of her […]

Woman Struck by Cody Bellinger’s Foul Ball at Dodger Stadium

A woman at Dodger Stadium has been taken to a hospital for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. The young woman was sitting four rows from the field down the first base line Sunday, just beyond protective netting that extends to the end of the visiting dugout. She was hit by a sharp line drive by Bellinger, […]

Possible Measles Exposure Reported at Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Restaurant in Brentwood

Two people with measles who visited a Brentwood restaurant and a Westwood theater earlier this month may have exposed others to the contagious disease, Los Angeles County health officials warned this weekend. Both patients traveled abroad and became sick shortly after returning to Los Angeles, public health officials said. Although both patients were likely exposed to the disease in countries where the disease is more prevalent, the two cases are not linked, they said. Ten residents of Los Angeles County […]

51-Year-Old Man Arrested After Allegedly ‘Peeping’ Into Ventura Home

A man suspected of peeping into a Ventura home early Sunday morning has been arrested, according to police. Carl Valadez was wearing a beanie when he was found in the backyard of a house in the 9900 block of Scottsdale Street, according to police. Officers responded to a 911 made by someone inside the home at 2:49 a.m. Valadez, 51, was spotted after the victim was awakened by a motion-activated floor lamp and saw him looking inside through a sliding […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Happy FIRST SUNDAY OF THE SUMMER OF 2019! There is A LOT HAPPENING TODAY! So, please scroll down! This list is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG! :-) Enjoy! -0-0-0- Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” Something for the Summer 5th Annual Angel City Games Presented by the Hartford for People with Physical Disabilities Drake Stadium at UCLA 340 Bruin Walk Los Angeles http://www.angelcitygames.org The 5thannual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, returns […]

Air Quality Officials Reject Ban on Toxic Acid Used in South Bay Refineries

Air quality officials on Saturday moved to close the door on a ban of a dangerous acid used at two South Bay oil refineries that community groups have sought since a 2015 explosion raised concerns about the potential for a catastrophic release. The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Republican-controlled refinery committee voted 3-2 to support an industry-backed alternative. The plan directs agency staff to develop agreements with refineries in Torrance and Wilmington that would allow them to keep using […]

11 People Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Bend, Indiana Bar Hours Before Mayor Buttigieg Holds Town Hall With Police Chief

Eleven people were shot, one fatally, at a South Bend bar early Sunday, just hours before mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg got ready to address issues in his Indiana city. Brandon D. Williams, 27, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the melee at Kelly’s Pub, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said in a news release. The suspect remains at large, said Jessica McBrier, spokeswoman for the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office. Five people are in a hospital […]

Bodies of 7 Missing Climbers, Including 2 Americans, Found in Indian Himalayas

The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas late last month were recovered by rescue teams on Sunday, according to a tweet from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Eight climbers — four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and their Indian liaison officer — went missing near Nanda Devi East, one of the highest peaks in India, on May 26. It’s believed they were struck by an avalanche. The search for the eighth climber will resume Monday, the ITBP said. According to Facebook posts […]

After Tourist Deaths, Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to Remove Liquor Dispensers From Minibars

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the general manager of the resort told CNN. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino decided last week to remove the liquor dispensers and hopes to “provide more tranquility for guests,” GM Erica Lopez said. The decision to remove the dispensers was made independently and not as a result of the two deaths that happened at the Hard Rock Hotel […]

29-Year-Old Among 11 Killed in Hawaii Plane Crash Was Skydiving Instructor, Lover of Adventure

Casey Williamson’s love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round. On Friday, the 29-year-old was among 11 killed when their skydiving plane crashed and burned at a coastal airfield on the island of Oahu. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. Williamson was his mother Carla Ajaga’s only child, his cousin Natacha […]

Floating Device for Catching Ocean Waste Relaunches Off Coast of San Francisco

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom that broke apart late last year was sent back to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch this week after four months of repair. A ship towed the U-shaped barrier from San Francisco […]

Baby Shot in Head, Left in Critical Condition in Fresno After Mother Resists Suspect’s Advances: Police

A 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head early Sunday morning, police said. The baby, Fayth Percy, underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Sunday. She is in critical but stable condition. The suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, The Fresno Bee reported. He was also wanted for a shooting in May. It was not immediately […]

Director, Project Engineering

Thales - Irvine, CA

Posted 2 months ago
Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

TOGETHER WE MAKE THE BIG AMBITIONS OF TOMORROW HAPPEN TODAY

We are currently looking for a SEM Director to join Thales in Irvine, California. The SEM Director provides supervision and leadership to the Solution Engineering Managers. He/she leads the SEM team which is responsible for new development engineering and/or customer project efforts within the IFEC enterprise. The SEM Director is accountable to ensure projects achieve technical, schedule, and financial performance and is responsible to implement and track purposeful KPI’s. The Director functionally leads the SEM team to ensure they have the skills, abilities, and talent required to meet aggressive product development goals to satisfy existing customers and capture new markets.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Leads development SEM team, implementing processes, practices and tools in concert with SEM HOD.
  • Establishes and maintains the development program (SEM) KPIs for reporting.
  • Enabling their team members to provide risk mitigation strategies to support all development programs ensuring the end customers are supported on schedule/on cost/on quality.
  • Commit on engineering’s behalf as it relates to development programs to DPM.
  • Main stakeholders include but limited to VP DPM, Director DPM, VP BL, VP CPM & Director PLM.
  • He/she allocates teams to studies, bids and projects according with their needs
  • Supervision of direct reports who lead engineering project teams in the development and fielding of aircraft entertainment and connectivity products
  • Able to cultivate highly productive teams
  • Ability to work with all levels of management internally, externally, and cross culturally
  • Experience in leading new product developments
  • Can delegate to other team leaders/managers and track progress
  • Can lead teams of diverse technical disciplines (HW, SW, Certification, Installations)
  • Manage engineering department including budgets, hiring, performance, training, & salaries
  • In contact with key stake holders/sub-contractors /other disciplines
  • Ensures the deployment of processes, methods, tools, technical / product / engineering policies while respecting Entity / GBU / Thales policies and while managing efficiency and effectiveness by proposing improvements where necessary
  • The SEM Director is responsible to ensure the SEM team is capable of delivering key new features/capabilities to internal and external customers.
  • A successful and highly efficient SEM team will advance key technologies to satisfy existing customers and secure future markets.
  • This leader’s team manages work packages valued between $30M and $45M annually
  • SEM is responsible for scope schedule and budget

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years’ experience in a related Engineering discipline, computer science, mathematics, or technology or Master’s degree in field with 8+ years’ experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering management experience required
  • Understands Product Design, Development, & Strategy
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent communicator to both internal and external customers who is capable of communicating at the executive level and across a multi-cultural organization
  • Ability to multiplex among several large projects
  • Prior experience with financial tracking methods and tools
  • Plans and carries out work assignments as well as those of delegates including directing subordinates to meet established milestones
  • Resolves conflicts which arise and adheres to best practice for those requiring escalation
  • Can interpret policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives and in-line with SOP and ensure team members meet accepted standards
  • Keeps executive leadership informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a program/project manager in the aerospace, communications, or IT industry is required with some level of personnel management experience.
  • Experience must include technical projects whereby the applicant was key to providing appropriate technical direction and support.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in electronic, software, and or mechanical systems/design development
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing a multi-disciplined engineering team
  • Previous experience in planning, implementing, and leading engineering programs and projects of significant size and impact
  • Understanding of software development methods and electrical/mechanical design
  • Experience with financial tracking methods and tools
  • Networking, SATCOM, and/or communication systems design experience
  • Software and/or Hardware development, integration, and deployment design experience

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.
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