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Rockwell Collins
Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs
Principal Engineer, Technical Project Engineering

Business Unit Collins Aerospace
Req IDDate posted 06/10/City Cedar Rapids
State/Province Iowa
Country/Region United States

Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

This position will expose the candidate to the full program life cycle starting from pursuit capture, customer relations through development and delivery in a short period of time.

Job Responsibilities

* Take ownership of technical pursuit activities, and technical project execution through Design & Development activities into Production.
* Lead project and bid activities, provide technical guidance, and motivate multi-disciplinary engineering teams ensuring collaboration of Engineering and Production activities.
* Coordinate project staffing with Engineering Management and provide timely forecasts of staffing demand.
* Perform Risks & Opportunities Management activities throughout project execution.
* Responsible for overall Financial performance of Engineering activities on project.
* Track, report, and analyze project health metrics, to include Earned Value, Requirements, Test Burndown, Software/Hardware Discovery and Quality.
* Present project status to multiple levels of Leadership.
* Support internal and external stakeholders as the primary technical point of contact.
* Support Pursuit & Order capture activities including bidding & estimation efforts for new projects. This will include activities such as proposal response, development of the work breakdown structure and statement of work, support technical design approach, and creation of project schedule.
* Evaluate & document current (and define future) architectures to solve business problems.
* Be the primary technical point of contact to external customers.


* This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.
* US Citizen required.
* Ability to obtain US DoD Security Clearance
* Experience in software, hardware, or systems engineering disciplines enabling effective technical leadership during pursuit, capture, and execution of programs.
* Project management experience, such as planning and tracking projects, performing to a schedule and cost plan, and reporting to leadership.
* Experience leading engineering tasks for bid proposals.
* Experience leading projects in a Agile Development Model.
* Experience with Atlassian suite of tools, including JIRA.
* Ability to travel to customer and suppliers sites, an average of 3 or 4 one week trips/yr.

Key skills for success:

* Strong collaboration skills that facilitate effective communication with team of Systems, Hardware and Software engineers, in order to make sound engineering decisions.
* Must be able to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms.
* Make objective and data driven decisions in a timely manner that are in the best interest of the team.
* Effective time management skills to meet challenging timelines.
* Excellent problem solving, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.
* Proficient with Microsoft Project.
* Positive attitude that is adaptable to change, enjoys learning new technologies, and contributes to a positive work environment.
* Ability to work with remote sites and team members; build relationships with global engineering team.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance
* Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
* Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
* Tuition reimbursement
* Life insurance and disability coverage
* And more

and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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