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Engineering Director – ISR Airborne

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01406137 Date posted 09/10/2020 City Westford State Massachusetts Country United States

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United States of America


HMA04: ISR Systems - Westord HO 7 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA, 01886 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in

our industry –all to redefine aerospace.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? We at ISR Airborne are world leaders in high altitude electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S. and foreign military in time critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Our passion for supporting the Warfighters and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly-engineered systems we deliver. We value people, integrity, ideas and performance. This position offers an exciting opportunity to grow technically and manage a diverse team of engineers, while contributing to unique state of the art solutions that truly make a difference. The Engineering Director position offers an exciting opportunity to provide strong technical and functional leadership for a team of ~200 engineers. We are seeking a leader that has future growth potential within the organization to become part of the organization’s Strategic Leadership.

Engineering Director– ISR Airborne, Mission Systems

Role Overview:

Engineering Director role to manage a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, focused on developing and delivering a wide range of sensor systems to our customers. The team is chartered to develop cutting-edge, integrated missionized systems within Mission Systems, focused on Hardware / Systems aspects of sensor system design. Director will work closely with the site Software lead to offer complete solutions to our customers, from new sensor design and development, to mission tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct a multi-disciplinary organization of systems, hardware and project engineers in the development of missionized sensor systems

  • Work tirelessly to drive engineering accountability and execution on all programs to assure program commitments are met within proposed cost and schedule

  • Develop, maintain, and implement design best practices, processes, and procedures, and ensure the engineering team is properly trained and consistently executes across all our programs

  • Develop plans to continuously measure and improve engineering execution on new product development efforts

  • Guide the engineering organization in cost and schedule estimating, proposal writing, sub-tier IPT management, and subcontractor management

  • Work collaboratively with engineers, operations, and quality to assure roles and responsibilities are understood, and the development of new solutions are manufacturable and meet all customer expectations

  • Manage long term staffing forecast and plan to support multiple business portfolios

  • Oversee department talent acquisition, retention and succession planning for key roles, including the Engineering Director role

  • Serve as engineering focal to Value Stream Leaders and Business Development leaders

  • Consistently drive superior results in program execution, keeping programs on schedule and eliminating growth in Estimate at Complete (EAC)

  • Ensure compliance with Collins Management System, including review and approval of all L4 bids and proposals

  • Capability to assess resource needs within the site with continual monitoring of program activities and their associated loading requirements in the near and long term

  • Ability to interface with various Value Stream Leads, as well as direct reports within the engineering team

  • Provide strategic leadership to the engineering organization, and effectively support and communicate the business strategic direction

Must Have Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements 

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the 
    appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required

  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of an organization with the ability to facilitate teamwork across functions; ability to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms

  • Must display strong organizational leadership competencies (e.g., mentoring, conflict resolution, program management, strategic planning)

  • Experience with risk and opportunity management, including interface with Value Stream Leaders and external customers

  • Experience with new product development practices and configuration management tools

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience (10 years with MS degree) leading a multi-disciplinary organization of systems, hardware and / or project engineers

  • Minimum of 25% travel will be required

Desired Requirements:

  • Advanced degree desired

  • Experience leading projects in an Agile development environment

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 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

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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

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.


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