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Principal Technical Project Manager: (Remote)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is the backbone of the USAF refueling fleet and is scheduled to remain so for decades to come.

This position is for a Principal Technical Project Manager (TPM) on the KC-135 Team within Fixed Wing Systems, Military Avionics & Helicopters, and Avionics Engineering at Collins Aerospace. The TPM in this role will be the engineering contact for Program Management and the customer in supporting KC-135 Avionics Sustainment Engineering projects.

Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Provide systems engineering leadership and technical project management for assigned tanker platforms and projects.
  • Provide platform/aircraft level systems domain knowledge for systems, products and/or subsystem functionality within assigned tanker platforms.
  • Provide engineering leadership, coordination, and management of bids/pursuits and budget planning estimate activities.
  • Provide engineering leadership/architecture support to Program Management and Business Development in various pursuit and bid activities to successfully capture new and follow-on business.
  • Understanding of basic cockpit instrumentation/procedures and experience with military products/platforms and customers.
  • Coordinate and manage aircraft obsolescence strategies and avionics road mapping activities across Collins Aerospace teams.
  • Regular communication, interface and coordination with customers including being a point of contact for technical inquires and crew station working group activities
  • Ensuring that all systems activities are completed per the Integrated Project Management Process (IPM) and the Collins Aerospace Technical Consistent Process (TCP).
  • Working with the Program Manager to create and maintain estimates of schedule, budget, and staffing while ensuring the project remains on schedule and within budget.
  • Expertise and management in the areas of Earned Value Management (EVM), Cost Account Management (CAM), Change Management, and Risk Management (RM).
  • Ability to evaluate and report overall engineering performance to plan as appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze data and determine appropriate actions to correct program problems before they impact the overall program.
  • Ability to train and mentor other engineers.
  • A strong communicator with others, both written and verbal.
  • Experience and ability to effectively use DOORS, JAMA, JIRA and ALM tool suite.
  • Experience and ability to effectively use Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Demonstrate self-starter personality traits as well as the ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowledge of Collins Aerospace Avionics Engineering processes and tools, and the ability to manage complex, organizationally matrixed projects.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required
  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelors degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
  • Candidate will be required to travel up to 25% intermittently.
  • Applicant must be capable of obtaining a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Security Clearance, and U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Willing to work beyond 40 hours per week as requested as a full-time salaried employee.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Aircraft systems or test experience with military aircraft (KC-135 desirable).
  • Aircraft flight or engineering experience with military air refueling, tanker and/or receiver.
  • Knowledge and experience working with avionics military and civil regulatory and certification requirements.
  • Experience with Agile development method.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Acquisition.
  • Adaptable and emotionally flexible to changes in assignments, responsibilities, and resources.
  • Highly self-motivated and contributing to a positive work environment.
  • Dedicated to team success over individual success.
  • Works successfully in team-centric environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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 flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means were helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And were 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.

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.

  • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.
Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,critical illnessinsurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • 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 thats 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..... click apply for full job details
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  • Job Reference: 707283583-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Raytheon Technologies
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent