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United Technologies Corporation Principal Technical Project Manager - Fighter/Bomber/Trainer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01360262

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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.

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.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.

The Fixed Wing Solutions department is seeking a highly motivated Technical Project Manager who has experience in leveraging existing and development of new technologies to provide innovative systems solutions for fighter, bomber, and trainer systems.

This position is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. A comprehensive relocation package is available.

Role Overview

This position is a recognized Project Engineering master. Drives strategic planning to optimize performance for medium and/or complex programs, develops mid-size project plans, schedules, and budgets, selects materials, and confers with internal and external stakeholders regarding engineering projects. Identifies and reacts to project problems and leads solutions. Reviews and presents plans and progress reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion.

  • Oversees and coordinates the administrative and operational aspects of ongoing projects within program guidelines.

  • Liaises between project management and planning, project teams, and line management.

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.

  • Reviews project and budget status, manages schedules and prepares reports.

  • Monitors and assesses project risks and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Represents Collins Aerospace as the primary customer contact for projects.

  • Directs the work of employees assigned on projects.

  • Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Meets program schedules and budgets and maintains the integrated master schedules for project(s).

  • Monitors financial performance of the business and develops corrective action plans to address financial performance gaps.

  • Drives strategic planning efforts for medium and/or complex programs to ensure that the organization’s objectives and business target are achieved.

  • Identifies and reacts to project problems and leads solutions, such as reallocating resources or changing contractual specifications, and assists in resolution development for escalated problems.

  • Reviews and presents plans and progress reports relating to project value-stream strategy, progress, and results.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Experience in software, hardware, or systems engineering disciplines enabling effective technical leadership during pursuit, capture, and execution of programs.

  • Project management experience, such as planning and tracking projects, performing to a schedule and cost plan, risk management, and reporting program status to leadership.

Key skills for success:

  • Strong collaboration skills that facilitate effective communication with team of Systems, Hardware and Software engineers, in order to make sound engineering decisions.

  • Must be able to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms.

  • Make objective and data driven decisions in a timely manner that are in the best interest of the team.

  • Effective time management skills to meet challenging timelines.

  • Excellent problem solving, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.

  • Positive attitude that is adaptable to change, enjoys learning new technologies, and contributes to a positive work environment.

  • Ability to work with remote sites and team members; build relationships with global engineering team.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience leading engineering projects.

  • Familiarity with Agile development.

  • Experience with Atlassian suite of tools, including JIRA.

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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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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