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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01441503 Date posted 06/10/2021 City Windsor Locks State/Province Connecticut Country/Region United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

The Principle Engineer leads integrated product development teams - certifying flight control, vehicle management computers, stores management systems and environmental control systems.

The Principle Engineer works with Collins Product line engineering, coordinates with Collins Program Office and the customer.

The Principle Engineer is part of the Project Chief’s Office, and reports to the Project Chief, Sikorsky Programs, which is a key focal point with engineering, Value Stream Management, and customer support for all technical, budget and schedule issues on programs and platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to integrated product development teams through Opportunity capture phase, Preliminary Design, Detail Design, Verification and Validation, entry into service, product support phase in support of Flight controls and environmental control system programs.

  • Manage overall program milestones through tracking IPT’s to commitment and providing overall program execution communication.

  • Maintain overall program technical risk assessment including the identification of program level technical risk mitigation plans and establishing and tracking tasks to reduce risk.

  • Coordinate overall program technical communications internally and externally between the engineering teams, the customer, and with the Value Stream Leadership.

  • Be the engineering focal point for insuring tasks are appropriately planned, baselined and tracked via EVMS. Ensure all IPTs are tracking to their plans.

  • Ensure all technical scope changes are properly coordinated with the Program Office and full alignment is gained prior to execution of unplanned work.

  • Communicate effectively (verbally and written) to program team, management, and customer representatives.

  • Coordinate with functional managers to ensure proper resource plans are in place.

  • Utilize the Collins Management System processes & Standard Work tool to drive the IPT teams through the proper technical design, program and gate reviews.

  • Travel to customers and suppliers as needed.

  • Oversee test and engineering specifications including certification plans and reports.

  • Oversee work in the lab such as development and certification hardware testing.

  • Lead RRCA investigations during the design phase to ensure that robust fixes are put in place.

  • Support the Value Stream Leader in Strategic & Financial planning.

  • Travel up to 10% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR

  • Advance degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

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

  • Must be a US Person including green card holders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/Aerospace

  • Experience working in a multifunctional integrated product development team including task planning and execution on schedule and budget

  • Experience in program scheduling and earned value techniques

  • Experience with new product development processes

  • Experience leveraging excellent communication and presentation skills - written and verbal – to drive results

  • Proven record of meeting objectives and commitments

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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 coverage 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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