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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01403623 Date posted 06/24/2020 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

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.

Do you have what it takes to lead projects for an innovative, forward thinking, and intrinsically motivated engineering design team? 

The Common Platform Hardware (CPH) department in the Military Avionics and Helicopters directorate has an opening for a Staff Technical Project Manager. This department is responsible for the development and sustainment of state of the art avionics products including integrated processing cabinets, displays, video processing modules, and control panels used in military fighter, fixed wing, and rotary wing aircraft platforms.

We are looking for a strong, passionate leader with an action oriented, collaborative mindset, who operates with a vision, delivers benefits to exceed expectations, builds and enhances his/her teams, evaluates performance of self and others by results, plans for his/her team’s needs, anticipates project/organizational change, all while operating with integrity.

CPH is responsible for designing products for both commercial and military avionics. The successful candidate will lead and manage projects to meet cost, schedule and technical performance commitments, working closely with peer engineers, program management, manufacturing, and customers. They are the single point of contact for engineering responsible for the technical leadership and project management of design & development activities, within the guidelines set by the product line, program manager, and our customers. Experience related to the design and development of printed circuit designs and custom ruggedized chassis is desired; engineering design experience and Earned Value management experience is strongly desired. This person will also lead customer business related activities including bids, proposals, and customer technical presentations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the engineering project leader for programs developing Avionics products, including oversight of hardware, software, and firmware scope to ensure program commitments are met
  • Serves as engineering project leader, providing project management and technical direction during all program phases including; pursuit, bidding, planning, execution, and sustainment
  • Ensures consistency with Collins Aerospace technical consistent engineering processes
  • Ensures compliance with Program and Product requirements as reflected in design plans
  • Leads wide range of entry-level to highly experienced engineers
  • Demonstrates technical expertise in processing platforms and the associated technologies
  • Maintains awareness of key technologies and the company’s competitive position
  • Supports development and transition of products into a manufacturing environment
  • Supports employment of cost reduction strategies to maximize DTC+ impacts on products


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security
    investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Successful leadership experience in developing ruggedized avionics products
  • Experience managing technical projects including schedule and Earned Value management, risk management, customer interaction, and briefing executive leadership
  • Experience with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements:  TSO, MIL-STD, DO-160, DO-254, DO-178B/C
  • Proven record of meeting objectives and commitments
  • Possess a collaborative way of working
  • Demonstrated success in balancing system performance and affordability
  • Strong communicator, able to interface with the spectrum of individual contributor to executive leadership

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

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

Raytheon Technologies 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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