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Principal Project, Test Engineering

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Date Posted:
United States of America
HSK02: Kidde Aerospace 4200 Airport Drive,NW, Wilson, NC, 27896 USA
The Collins Aerospace Avionics Test Engineering organization is looking for a motivated individual to be a Staff Project Engineer leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers (including systems, mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines) developing complex engineering solutions. The Avionics Test Engineering organization is a global engineering organization responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the manufacturing test solutions in support of the $5B Avionics strategic business unit as well as external customers including armed services and airlines both domestic and international. As a key member of the Avionics Test Engineering leadership team, the Staff Project Engineering ensures the successful execution of test solution projects from inception, through deployment to customers, as well as long-term support. Typical test solutions include Optical, In-circuit Test, Boundary Scan, as well as COTS components such as switch systems, oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power supplies and other related equipment coupled with custom software for performing Environmental Stress Screening as well as testing circuit card assemblies and complex electromechanical top-level products.

The ideal candidate will have an unwavering positive attitude, be highly responsive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and strive to perform high-quality work proactively and efficiently. This person will consistently demonstrate professionalism in their interactions with all levels of the organization and will routinely go above and beyond expectations to execute work. They will have strong project execution, systems engineering, and critical thinking skills. They will be passionate about performing data analysis for creating accurate bids and crafting attractive proposals.

This is a multi-faceted role requiring versatility across a variety of tasks in a highly collaborative environment. The role requires working closely with engineers and leaders, at various locations around the globe, to ensure project success. Organizationally, the role reports to an Engineering Manager in the Avionics Test Engineering organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead project technical execution and maintain performance metrics for decision making and continuous improvement purposes
  • Manage project scope (requirements and change requests) ensuring it meets agreed to commitments
  • Generate and maintain project schedules with understood dependencies, deliveries, and critical path
  • Utilize Earned Value (EV) methods for managing project budget (and schedule)
  • Ensure project meets quality expectations
  • Identify risks and opportunities and resolve them through proactive ownership
  • Prepare well-crafted presentations reporting project status to leadership teams Develop Engineering estimates and proposals for potential projects and gaining organizational buy-in
    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR
    • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR
    • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required
    • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations
    • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident "Green Card" holder
    • The ideal candidate will have prior project leadership of multidiscipline engineering teams, managing customer relationships, and a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration.
    • Strong leadership traits and practices
    • Sound technical knowledge in at least one of the following engineering disciplines: systems, mechanical, electrical, or software
    • Ability to establish and maintaining effective customer relationships
    • Outstanding oral, written, and formal presentation communication skills
    • Sharp critical thinking approaches
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively execute multiple active projects
    • Resiliency in the face of adversity
    • Proficiency with developing and maintaining schedules using Microsoft Project Comfortable managing projects with scope comprised of numerous intricate requirements
    • An acumen for Earned Value management
    • Experience with Risk and Opportunity management
      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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