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Senior Project Engineer - Mission Systems

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Date Posted:

2019-11-15-08:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry ? all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies? Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems ? we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers ? a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn't shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way ? the right way ? to achieve what others can only dream of.

Position Overview:

The Central Engineering Design Services is seeking to fill a Senior Electrical or Systems Engineering position with a talented individual who possesses a BSEE or BSCmptrE degree. The primary responsibility of this position is to be a technical lead performing the role of a Project Engineer and Cost Account Manager for multiple projects. Test Engineering Design offers an array of innovative test equipment solutions for Collins Aerospace products and programs. These test solutions are primarily targeted to our manufacturing and internal service customers, but are also delivered to external customers for return to service repair and testing.

The engineer who fills this position should have systems engineering, design and development experience, problem solving skills, and be capable of performing data analysis for cost account tracking. The person in this position may lead capability studies, software and hardware development for Multi-rack test Stations and Production Test Solutions. The test stations may include but are not limited to the following COTs equipment: video generators, switch systems, signal generators, oscilloscopes, DMM's, AC and DC High Voltage and/or High Current Supplies, programmable electronic loads, and other digital power related equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

--- Ability to read and interpret contracts and statements of work to determine project scope or team/capability gaps
--- Technical data gathering and word document creation for submittal to customers
--- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development to generate proposals and project management bids for medium to high complexity development projects
--- Leading a multi-disciplined and diverse engineering team in all technical elements of an entire project
--- Working with the program and/or technical project managers to develop the program execution plan and primary execution responsibilities to ensure projects remain within budget, on schedule and requirements met
--- Review product designs and managing the creation of test solutions that maximize test coverage in the manufacturing and service environments
--- Application of integrated project management, technical consistent process, earned value, and risk management
--- Coordinating inputs from various hardware / software engineers
--- Coordinating test equipment design reviews and ensuring the generation of appropriate design documentation
--- Serve as the LCVSM's technical point of contact, capable of representing Rockwell Collins to the customer in the absence of the LCVSM
--- Serve as the Cost Account Manager (CAM) for multiple projects. Track, report, and analyzes earned value metrics as required to understand program performance and to recommend staffing and/or schedule adjustment based on these metrics
--- Understands relationship of his/her projects to other development projects, defining strategic plan to leverage the investments across the business unit
--- Participates in the PE Community of Practice
--- Mentoring of Project Engineers (PEs) and functional engineers
--- Performs as an authority figure for all matters related to production and service test equipment, and leverages those principals to other areas of test.

The following talents and characteristics are required:

--- Risk identification and management
--- Some previous experience in managing hardware build and assembly (parts ordering, build coordination, etc.)
--- Read and interpret contracts and statements of work to determine project scope or team/capability gaps
--- Fundamental knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Software Systems engineering and Test Equipment
--- Ability to work with the end user customer in a professional manner
--- Experience with Microsoft tools
--- Strong leadership skills
--- Stress Tolerance - Maintaining a calm and positive outlook during stressful situations
--- Team Building - Creating effective working conditions on the team by educating its members about the value of each person's contribution
--- Customer Service Orientation - Providing customers with quality experiences, establishing and maintaining effective relationships

Basic Qualifications:

--- This position requires a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.
--- U.S. Citizenship is required for this role.
--- Candidate must have or have the ability to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance.

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.

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
--- Tuition reimbursement
--- Life insurance and disability coverage
--- And more

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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