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Principle Project Engineer

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01476011 Most Recent Date Posted 10/04/2021 City Burnsville State Minnesota Country United States

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United States of America


HMN04: S&IS (Sensors) - Burnsville No 2900 West County Road 42, Burnsville, MN, 55337 USA

The Principle Project Engineer will lead cross-functional teams responsible for developing aircraft Engine Sensor products. This role will include regularly troubleshooting complex problems, developing solutions, and communicating outcomes while working with other disciplines within the organization to support the continuation support for existing products. Candidate would ideally be familiar with aerospace design processes, and procedures such as DO-160 and DO-254.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading a cross-functional engineering team in the development and certification of aerospace products. The involved engineering functions are electrical and mechanical disciplines.

  • Engineering focal for customer engagements which include, but are not limited to, periodic status telecons, design reviews, and program status reviews.

  • Establishing (Bid and proposal), maintaining, and driving execution to plan for the development and certification of aerospace products.

  • Schedules are maintained in Microsoft Project Server and employ earned value management methodology.

  • Adhering to project cost goals by employing active scope and risk management through coordination with Program Office/ Value Stream Leads.

  • Capturing and reporting project status to Engineering Management and Program Office in support of monthly project and program reviews.

  • Interfacing with the SIS India engineering organization in support of product development activities.

  • Leading the Integrated Project Team (IPT) through all development phases resulting in a successful customer certification and deployment. Engagement typically begins during the proposal phase (Bid & Proposal) and ends with successful customer entry-into- service.  The cross- functional IPT typically includes representatives from Engineering, Program Office, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality. Depending on project scope, the Engineering disciplines involved may include electrical, mechanical, test and aerospace.   The IPT may also include team members from the SIS-India Design Center.

  • Effectively communicating project status to all stakeholders, including Senior and Executive Leadership, through periodic project reviews, program reviews, or other channels.

  • Building and maintaining positive customer relationships throughout the development lifecycle and representing the IPT to customers via periodic status calls, technical design reviews, program status reviews, or other means.

  • Effectively establishing, maintaining, and driving execution to the project plan throughout the development lifecycle. This includes ensuring clear definition, communication, and management of all program requirements including technical, cost, and schedule requirements. Driving execution in accordance with all internal and external customer schedule and cost targets, including both recurring and non-recurring cost targets.

  •  Ensuring execution in compliance with all applicable business policies and processes.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Requirements:

  • Engineering project leadership experience

  • Project Leadership Experience

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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