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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01441353 Date posted 04/07/2021 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 Project Engineer, Maritime Electrochemical, will support the electrochemical and fuel cell based systems on our maritime products. The successful candidate will work on the support of the qualification and production builds of our many different products. This position requires creation and delivery of technical presentations to management and customers.

Collins Aerospace is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. ISR & Space Systems is a business unit within Collins Aerospace and our products reside in deep space, low earth orbit, undersea and on the ground. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. The ISR & Space Systems business has contributed to significant advances in ground, air, space and imaging technology for over 85 years. Within ISR & Space Systems we design and manufacture Environmental Control and Life Support Systems on the International Space Station, including the space suit, and undersea in submarines.

The successful candidate will drive the execution of all engineering responsibilities on the program while meeting both internal and external customer expectations.  Direct communication with customers will be required – including daily tag-ups, weekly meetings, and quarterly meetings. This position demands strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), technical experience, and the ability to work as cross-functional team member.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating setting team meeting agendas, leading team meetings and driving action item closures

  • Team activity scope control, including status and corrective action plans to budget challenges

  • Coordination of engineering change activities

  • Coordination and driving failure investigation activities

  • Driving issue resolution closures due to assembly, test and procurement challenges.

  • Ability and desire to become and perform export classifications for the program

The candidate will drive the execution of all engineering responsibilities on the program while meeting both internal and external customer expectations.  Direct communication with customers will be required – including daily tag-ups, weekly meetings, and quarterly meetings.  This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), technical experience, and the ability to work as cross-functional team member. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • 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

  • The Ability to travel for two to three weeks per quarter is required

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, Windchill

  • Familiarity with operating a fuel cell system in a safe manner for personnel safety and product safety is a must

  • Leading cell stack assembly (CSA) testing and assembly is required

  • Mastery of the tasks required to develop and qualify a new CSA is required; including, but not limited to heat and mass balances, pressure drop analyses, component specification requirements definition, system functional requirements definition and development test stand requirements definition

  • Data analysis and reporting will be a key to success and a capability to document clear and concise engineering reports based on detailed data review is required

  • Expertise in materials properties and component performance is preferred to support obsolescence issues and new component development for the FCPM

  • Experience and familiarity with product qualification, and production build and test (specifically with respect to low volume Navy hardware)

  • Natural presence/comfortable presenting to internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated command of RRCA methodology and tools

  • Experience troubleshooting (specifically with respect to MRB disposition) in troubleshooting problems on the production floor and coming up with creative solutions that maintain product quality while minimizing cost/schedule impact

  • Ability to bring team members together and work problems to resolution

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Proven planning, adaptability, organizational and negotiation skills for effective team management

  • Ability to anticipate project risks and build contingency plans

  • Manage hardware contracts from stages of proposal through delivery, including tracking procurement status, establishing engineering and operations efforts, and oversight of assembly and test progress

  • Interface with both internal operations and engineering functions to facilitate assembly, test, and delivery of hardware

  • Participate in regular reviews with the customer to communicate status of contracts and schedule

  • Provide direction to IPT (Integrated Product Team) for actions on in-process hardware

  • Develop and manage program schedules to drive on-time contract deliveries

  • Participate in contract proposals, including BOE and BOM estimates

  • Utilize Earned Value methodology to forecast program demands and track project completion

  • Process engineering changes to ensure high quality, conforming hardware is being received, built, and delivered to our customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred

  • An undergraduate degree engineering preferred

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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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 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.

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