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EMU Project Engineering IPD Lead

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01480398 Most Recent Date Posted 10/18/2021 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States

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01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

Collins is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join us as EMU or ‘Space Suit’ Project Engineers. The successful candidate will need to combine project management skills with detailed technical intellect to lead Integrated Product Development Team projects that maintain and equip space suits for service on the International Space Station (ISS), and support ground training of astronauts for Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs) commonly known as spacewalks. This is an opportunity to work with a team of brilliant engineers working passionately to develop and maintain the world’s most advanced operational life support systems.

The EMU Project Engineer will help make it possible for crewmembers to go into the space vacuum to maintain and upgrade the International Space Station. The EMU Project Engineer will plan and manage projects to design, purchase, fabricate, refurbish, assemble and test components of the EMU life support system.

This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), technical experience, and the ability to work as a cross-functional team leader. Direct communication with customers, primarily NASA, will be required at times. You will manage projects that produce components which meet stringent operating requirements and provide extraordinarily high reliability.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning, proposing and executing space flight hardware projects

  • Controlling team activity, scope and schedule

  • Managing and controlling cost accounts

  • Conducting project kickoff, design and status reviews

  • Resolving design, procurement, assembly, test and delivery challenges

  • Coordinating and leading multi-function teams, leading team meetings and driving action items to closure

  • Initiating and coordinating engineering changes

  • Conducting root cause investigations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • Strong project management skills

  • Prior experience in a related engineering discipline

  • Willingness to learn and develop a detailed understanding of the life support components and processes that enable human survival and performance in space

  • Relevant component hardware experience, which may include heat exchangers, pumps, fans, separators, motors, motor controllers, sensors, valves, pressure regulators, electronics, and environmental control hardware (e.g. thermal and humidity control, air revitalization, water reclamation etc.)

  • Superior interpersonal and influencing skills, including coaching and mentoring of other engineering and operations staff

  • The ability to function as a team member, working professionally and respectfully with a diverse group of contributors

  • Natural presence and poise when presenting to internal and external customers including NASA Engineering and Management Teams

  • Experience with high reliability, safety critical and fault tolerant component and subsystem testing and qualification

  • Ability to bring team members together and work problems to resolution

  • An analytical mind to conduct failure evaluations, assess operational risks and provide rationale for corrective actions and continued mission operations

  • Ability to conduct trade-studies, develop product requirements, cost estimates and proposals

  • Strong computer skills, MS Office/Project, SAP, Windchill

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting operational space flight hardware is highly desirable

  • A Master's degree in aerospace, chemical, electrical, or mechanical engineering is preferred

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.

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 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.


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, criticalillness 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.


  • 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

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce

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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