Senior Principal Project Engineer / TPM - Business & Regional Avionics (REMOTE)

Collins Aerospace Remote
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November 21, 2022
Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Business and Regional Avionics business unit at Collins Aerospace is seeking a Project Engineer/Technical Program Manager (PE/TPM). The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple projects and oversee all aspects of a project from defining requirements to evaluating project deliverables. The role will involve coordinating and navigating complex topics across a vast portfolio of programs and projects. The role will work closely with Value Stream Leaders (VSL’s) to assure projects remain on budget and schedule. In event of resource conflicts, the PE/TPM will work with the VSL’s to determine project and resource prioritization. This position will be in a multi-disciplinary team environment and will need to be able to thrive on tackling challenges, as the position requires the use of problem-solving skills in a hands-on work environment to address problems and implement appropriate design or process changes. The role requires excellent communication and negotiation skills

The position is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but working remotely is an option for ideal candidates based in the US.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Provide PE/TPM leadership and technical project management for assigned projects.

  • Represent Collins to multiple customers on a broad number of issues.

  • Responsible for supporting/managing program SOWs. Responsible for creation and execution of detailed technical schedule. Work with VSL’s to create and maintain estimates of schedule, budget, and staffing while ensuring the project remains on schedule and budget.

  • Identify and mitigate project risks to mitigate risks from becoming issues. Ability to analyze data and determine appropriate actions to correct program problems before they impact the overall program.

  • Records and documents delays, changes in scope, and any other incidents that impact the scope of work or schedule to ensure smooth project operations.

  • Performs critical path analysis and prepares and implements work-around plans to ensure the successful completion of projects.

  • Prepare presentations and present program status, milestones, risks, mitigation plans, etc. at regularly scheduled program reviews.

  • Work intimately with IPT's to achieve program success

  • Collaborate with functional leaders to manage project resources.

  • Regular communication, interface and coordination with customers including being a point of contact for technical inquires.

  • Training and mentoring other engineers, other TPM and VSL.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • Knowledge and experience working with civil regulatory and certification requirements (DO-160/178/254 ARP-4754/61)

  • A strong communicator with others, both written and verbal.

  • Experience and ability to effectively use Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Demonstrated self-starter personality traits as well as the ability to work autonomously.

  • Experience in the areas of EVM, CAM, Change Management, and Risk Management.

  • Knowledge of Engineering processes and tools, and the ability to manage complex, organizationally matrixed projects.

  • Working knowledge of project schedules (IMS), Month end reconciliation activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Project or Program Manager that has had significant cost and schedule responsibility.

  • Advanced Project Management degree or certification (example PMP)

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 we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 illness insurance, 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 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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