Project Engineer – Integrated Air Data Systems (Hybrid)

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Sensors and Integrated Systems – Integrated Air Data Systems (IADS) Engineering is seeking a senior Project Engineer to support continued growth within the product organization.  In this high visibility role, the Senior Project Engineer will coordinate and report on a cross-functional design team of hardware, software, and test engineers.  The Senior Project Engineer will have direct responsibility for management & development activities associated with the project budget, detailed Microsoft Project Schedule, individual work packages, earned value reporting of SPI and CPI, as well as technical reporting of metrics on key project activities associate with IADS products.

The Senior Project Engineer is also responsible for documenting various program activities such as risk and opportunity management, earned value, resource management, and capture and closure of action items.

Position will be located in Burnsville, MN and will require onsite presence. Relocation assistance is available.

Primary Responsibilities:

Confidently provide clear, concise communications with peers and Collins leadership.

Develop project plans, schedules, and budgets for projects and suggest appropriate adjustments to ensure adherence to the established project plan, schedule, and budget.

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

Identify project risks, opportunities and mitigation plans for impacted projects.

Pursue cost saving opportunities to maximize project profitability.

Perform critical path analysis; prepare and implement work-around plans to ensure the successful completion of projects.

Conduct meetings and consolidate and present plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project.

Identify and react to project problems and recommend solutions, such as reallocating resources or changing contractual specifications.

Direct all phases of the project from inception through completion.

Oversee and coordinate the administrative and operational aspects of ongoing projects within program guidelines.

Liaise between project management and planning, project teams, and production line management.

Review project and budget status, manage schedules, and prepare reports.

Manage and coordinate hardware and software development configurations throughout the engineering process.

Monitor and assess project issues; develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

Direct the work of employees assigned on projects in technical development activities.

Establish design work scope content for concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product development, integration, and test.

Meet program schedules and budgets; maintain the integrated master schedules for the project.

Coordinate HW & SW equipment modifications throughout the development process.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) ) 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

Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

Progressive technical and leadership responsibility on electronic development and integration programs

Understanding of RTCA DO-178, RTCA DO-254, and RTCA DO-160 requirements

Experience with MS Project, Excel, and PowerPoint

Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

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 aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries 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.

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.


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
Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program
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
Incentives for a Healthy You
Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources
Autism Benefit
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Adoption Assistance
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.


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Project Engineer – Integrated Air Data Systems (Hybrid)