Senior Project Engineer - ECS Military Valves (Hybrid)




Windsor Locks, CT (Remote)


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United States of America


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

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Collins Aerospace has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer.  We’re looking for a passionate professional to accept a high level of responsibility within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  The project engineer is the conductor of the orchestra, assuring all technical, financial, and programmatic disciplines are working cohesively to design, develop, test, and validate our product for use on military aircrafts and rotorcrafts. The responsibility for this position is to work within a domestic Integrated Project Discipline (IPD) team to oversee and coordinate the execution of the development, design, production, and certification testing for our future military jet engine pneumatic valves. This role does require frequent work within a secure facility and will require a US Government issued Secret level security clearance in order to start.

Must be a commutable distance from Windsor Locks, CT to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed.  Eligible for relocation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Component IPD Lead – Responsible for requirements management, component conception, development, design, definition, supplier detail procurement, manufacture, inspection, and qualification of assigned parts. Closely working with a multifunctional team assuring that defined requirements and milestones are met and risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Component Development Schedule – Maintain detailed schedule and resource plan which accurately outlines all tasks required to assure that all program and product development milestones are met.
  • Product Requirements – Review customer requirements with the IPD team to assure that requirements are explicit, accurate, and achievable.  Work with Design, Structures, and Systems Engineering to address any revisions required to assure that all requirements are met and verified or where requirements cannot be met, identify issues, risks, and obtain deviations.
  • Design Definition – Work with the IPD team, especially design, drafting, structures, manufacturing, and Quality to assure that design layouts and detail drawings are completed on plan and that drawing release supports manufacturing lead times to assure parts will be delivered to plan.
  • Financial Performance – Act as the Cost Account Manager (CAM) to manage the assigned component budget, earned value and identify and report any issues or changes in scope that would impact meeting the assigned budget or schedule.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) – Where new technology is being considered and developed, work on a multifunctional local & international team responsible for the evaluation of the product’s TRL level and execution of a plan to attain the appropriate technology readiness level per program requirements.
  • Hardware Procurement and Manufacture – Work with IPD team to assure detail procurement is kicked-off, assembly tooling and production definition are completed in time to assure hardware delivery milestones are met.
  • Component Qualification Testing – Lead activities associated with component hardware verification testing. Includes requirements review and preparation of detailed test procedures and qualification by similarity and analysis reports. Work with selected test facility (internal or external) to assure that test rigs and instrumentation meet requirements of test procedures. Manage definition and fabrication of any test fixtures and tooling. Completion of test readiness reviews. Facilitation of pre-test hardware inspections and delivery of test hardware to test facility. On-site oversight of test rig assembly, testing, test data review as well as verification of post-test acceptance criteria. Ownership of post-test hardware inspection and generation and customer submittal of test reports.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Active and transferable https://U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. 
  • https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in Project Engineering

  • Leadership & Team Player mentality

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Strong mastery of MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project)

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid: 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.

Remote: 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 https://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 https://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.

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