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Staff Technical Project Manager (TPM) - Displays Engineering

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01444252 Date posted 05/03/2021 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

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

The Display Center is searching for a Principal Technical Project Manager to join our team.  We like to learn, have fun, and make a difference!  It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion.  Our Displays engineering team leads the industry with cost competitive, innovative technology that sets ourselves apart from our competition and helps our customers make the most of their investment in our products.  

We are looking for a strong, passionate leader with an action oriented, collaborative mindset, who operates with a vision, delivers benefits to meet/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 Full Integrity.  

The Display Center is responsible for designing displays for both commercial and military avionics.  The successful candidate will lead and manage Display projects to meet cost, schedule and technical performance commitments, working closely with the Display Design and Technology groups consisting of both Hardware and Software Engineers.  He/she is 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 VSL/Program Manager and Customer.  Experience related to the design and development of avionics displays 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 Display Products, primarily hardware but also includes software, 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, and execution

  • Familiarity with AMLCDs used for avionics as well as emerging Display Technologies

  • Ensures consistency with Rockwell Collins Consistent Engineering Processes

  • Ensures compliance with Program / Product requirements as reflected in design plans

  • Leads wide range of entry-level to highly experienced Engineers

  • Demonstrates technical expertise in Displays and the associated technologies

  • Maintains awareness of Displays technology and Company's competitive position

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Successful leadership experience in developing certified flight deck displays

  • 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, 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

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility. 


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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year 

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. 

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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