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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01360699 Date posted 10/09/2019 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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.

Do you want to be part of a new, exciting initiative to combine foundational IT with new digital technologies?  Our Digital Technology team is driving business efficiencies and a better customer experience by connecting technologies, people, information and processes. From making aircraft more electric, intelligent and integrated to building new software platforms such as Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, there’s no better place to be right now than in digital. If you’re an agile thinker who enjoys utilizing modern technology to make big improvements, then you’re a perfect fit for this team. Join Collins Aerospace to help us revolutionize the aerospace industry today!

Role Overview

We are currently searching for a summer intern to join our Cedar Rapids, Iowa based project management team. This dynamic individual should be self-motivated and interested in learning about project management in a corporate digital technology environment. The Project Management Intern will play a key role in helping to ensure the Collins Aerospace Digital Technology projects contribute to the achievement of our company’s strategic roadmap. The intern will assist Digital Technology’s Program Management Office’s Project and Program Managers, Quality Assurance team members (Test Leads), and Project Financial Analysts. Work will include assisting with short-term special projects, process analysis and documentation, and Microsoft SharePoint administration and configuration. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize, gather and analyze information for a variety of project management initiatives

  • Support quality assurance efforts (including but not limited to running reports, managing system, participating in solution testing)

  • Support project financials tracking and forecasting efforts

  • Assist with the administration and configuration of Microsoft SharePoint site

  • Assist in presentation preparation for various project management review meetings via Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Work with senior project managers to assist with their day-to-day functions and to learn project management at Collins Aerospace

  • Participate in team meetings and report progress of various assigned responsibilities

  • Updating of documentation and processes

  • Team event planning

  • Support and engage senior leaders

  • Coordinate efforts with others

  • Manage stakeholders

  • Track and report issues and risks

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools, Microsoft Project is a plus

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Ability to perform tasks independently once guidance is given 

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere

  • Forward looking with a holistic approach

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics

  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills

  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization

  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges

  • Desire to learn about project management in areas such as: IT cyber security, mobile applications, web, collaboration tools, SAP, Business Warehouse, cloud solutions

 Preferred experience:

  • An understanding of project management and quality assurance principles, methodologies and tools; experience with PMI methodology is a plus

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline

  • This role is on-site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is preferred as a full-time position during the summer months with a potential for part-time work during the school year

  • Requires US citizenship or permanent residence (green card). 

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.

Apply now 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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