within Simulation Solutions & Services is seeking a Principal Project Engineer to join our team. VAE develops and builds training software and devices for primarily commercial customers and some military customers. Supported devices range in complexity from desktop trainers to high-fidelity full-flight training simulators. This position is an onsite role located in Cedar Rapids, IA.
This is an opportunity to work on high in demand avionics training applications and devices derived from rehosting Collins operational flight software. Our team is growing, and we are looking to add a Project Engineer with a drive to support internal and external customer interfacing, planning, and leading a team through all phases of our programs. Eligible for relocation.
Who you are:
You are versatile and capable of thriving in a dynamic environment while managing competing priorities.
You possess the ability to influence, lead, and clearly communicate with customers, integrated project teams, and at the department level and beyond.
What You will do:
Lead a team of engineers through all program phases for our Virtual Avionics products.
Lead a team technically in collaboration with team members to ensure products meet requirements.
Diligently follow standards and set an example for the group on following the processes that enable us to be efficient and meet the company's standards and processes.
Hold cost account management, planning, and details of execution responsibilities.
Collaborate with our Value Stream Leadership counterparts to strive for the common goals of meeting our customers' needs in a way that meets company expectations and goals.
Bring forward ideas and share their experience with the group with the intent to improve our awareness and stay on a path of continuous reflection and improvement.
Build a productive team atmosphere that enables the group to perform and remain informed.
Effectively network and interact with personnel in areas of expertise on matters requiring coordination between organizations and companies as requested.
Regularly collaborate with other engineers and project management to plan and prioritize activities across the Virtual Avionics teams.
Leverage re-use and best work practices across the organization.
May be requested to coordinate activities of other personnel in a team lead capacity.
Travel - May be requested to travel and support customer needs and applicable meetings.
Education & Experience:
Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience.
U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.
Skills you must have:
Experience in systems or software engineering and/or project execution roles
Experience making decisions that significantly impact cost, schedule, and technical performance.
Experience interfacing directly with internal and external customers, including presentations and issue resolution.
Experience leading others
Skills we value:
Agile or Scrum team experience or exposure to Agile practices
Knowledge of or experience with Avionics Simulations
Flight and Instructor experience as a Pilot on Single and/or Multi-Engine Aircraft
Demonstrates communication, documentation, and collaboration/teamwork skills.
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 meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.
Minimum Program Qualifications
Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application.
Have prior experience in functional area of interest.
Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position.
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 possibilities.
WE ARE REDEFINING AEROSPACE.
Onsite: 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.
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 contributions, 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
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, a wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibilities. 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.
The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.
Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.
Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.
This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.
RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.
RTX 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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