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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01420877 Date posted 02/22/2021 City Melbourne State/Province Florida Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd , Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

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.

The Communications department is seeking a highly motivated Technical Project Manager (TPM) to lead the development of new Avionics communications projects. The Communication group supports, integrates, and develops multiple commercial avionics communications products for the Air Transport and Business and Regional aircraft markets.  The communications products include new and next generation HF, VHF, L-Band and Ku-Band systems.

A Principal Technical Project Manager (TPM) is being sought to join the Communications team to support current communication systems lifecycle activities, ongoing pursuits and future developments.

Relocation assistance is available once we return to the site.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of technical project pursuit, design, development, and test activities.

  • Author key development artifacts to define execution of the project and performance of the system.

  • Lead project planning, execution and bid activities.

  • Provide technical guidance and motivate multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

  • 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 for the project.

  • Track, report, and analyze project health metrics, to include earned value, requirements, test burndown.

  • Present project status to multiple levels of Leadership.

  • Support internal and external stakeholders as the primary technical point of contact, demonstrating effective communication skills.

  • Evaluate & document current (and define future) architectures to solve business problems

  • Be the primary technical point of contact to external customers.

  • Accomplish tasks on schedule.

The applicant must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, with good communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work within a multifunctional, multidiscipline team. The candidate will be required to demonstrate flexibility and an ability to coordinate with multiple internal organizations, suppliers and customers to achieve a common goal.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 7 years of prior relevant experience

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • Project development experience in software, hardware, or systems engineering disciplines enabling effective technical leadership during pursuit, capture, and execution of programs.

  • Project management experience in medium to large projects over $50 million, such as planning and tracking projects, performing to a schedule and cost plan, and reporting to leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALM suite of tools (JAMA, JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, etc.)

  • Experience with DO-254, DO-178C, ARP4754A product and process development standards

  • Experience leading engineering projects

The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work independently in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.  In addition, the following attributes are highly desirable:

  • Analytical skills - must be able to demonstrate logical, critical thinking in analyzing and resolving problems.

  • High level of self-motivation and dependability.

  • Cooperation - will foster teamwork across the organization.

  • Flexibility – must be able to manage unplanned events while maintaining and controlling scope

  • Possess excellent planning and coordination skills.

  • Judgment - will be able to make quick and well-informed decisions, even under fast pace or high pressured situations

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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

* Tuition reimbursement

* 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

* Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

* Autism Benefit

* Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

* Adoption Assistance

* Best Doctors, 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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