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COMPLETE Principal-Electrical-Engineer Project Engineer - Strategic Solutions (Onsite) - HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA, United States   [ View map ]

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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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Are you looking to make a meaningful, positive impact while advancing your career?

Would you be interested in working with an industry leading development team where you can grow your project leadership skills while learning something new? Collins Aerospace’s Integrated Strategic Solutions Engineering (ISSE) team is looking for an exceptionally motivated Engineer that is passionate about collaborating with high-performance teams to create mission critical solutions.

Our Principal Project Engineers work in an exciting, adaptive, and engaging environment delivering mission critical systems to the US DoD. Project Engineers use a breadth of skills to manage and oversee budgets and schedules, perform program critical path and variance analyses, drive customer satisfaction through positive reporting and collaboration, and guide design teams in the synthesis of new architectures that meld commercial and military products.

This is an onsite position in Richardson, TX. This position may be eligible for relocation.

What you will do:  

  • Operate in an integrated digital environment supporting the definition, derivation, and allocation of system requirements; development of compliant system and subsystem architectures; integration and deployment to system integration labs and customer platforms; and verification and validation of the solution with the US DoD customer and certifying agencies.
  • Manage and motivate the technical performance of a large program team (approx. 30+ team members) which may include multiple domain-area IPT Leads.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other Project Engineers to coordinate project tasking and resources, domain-area IPT leads to develop detailed execution plans, junior engineers to support and mentor through their program tasking, and functional managers to build staffing plans and provide performance feedback.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a product vision, strategy, and goals to align with other programs and customers within the program portfolio and facilitate conflict resolution as the need arises.
  • Prepare detailed project budgets, schedules, and time-phased staffing plans.
  • Track and report budget and schedule performance using Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques and adjust plans as required to maintain customer milestone deliveries and internal sales objectives.
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact to senior customer counterparts, critical suppliers, internal senior program management, and engineering leadership.
  • Provide direct support to Value Stream Leadership, Contracts, Engineering, Subcontracts, Procurement, Operations, Quality, Logistics, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Scheduling, Administration, Security, Digital Technology (DT), Human Resources (HR), and other internal stakeholders.
  • Support the capture of new business through strategic discussion with the customer and user community and internal Business Development and Value Steam Leadership; and provide bid and pursuit leadership for the capture of new scope and/or Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) of moderate scope or complexity.
  • Drive excellence in engineering performance across product and functional domains to meet and/or exceed cost, schedule, and technical requirements through early requirements capture, design, development, test, acceptance, and long-term sustainment.

What you will learn:

  • You will learn about commercial and military aircraft systems.
  • You will learn about large platform systems integration of RF communications, networking, and computing.
  • You will prepare and conduct formal ground and flight test, certification, and customer sell-off events.
  • You will gain valuable experience in project leadership including formal roles such as Scrum Master, Control Account Manager (CAM), and technical Design Authority.
  • You will learn and lead the development of new technology guiding products from early maturity, internally funded, low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development to full flight qualification and flight proven capability.

Education & Qualifications: 

  • 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
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance up to and including a TS/SCI.
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • Ability to work on-site, full time in a classified environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the year including (although atypical) on or over weekends.

Skills you must have:

  • 2+ years leading integrated product development teams with cognizance over technical cost, schedule, and risk and opportunity management for a defined work scope.
  • Strong communicator able to motivate and collaborate effectively with the customer, user community, Program Management and Project Engineering peers, Engineering leadership, domain-area IPT leads, individual contributors, and functional management.
  • Knowledgeable in Earned Value Management (EVM); able to interpret EV data and metrics to draw conclusions about program performance and lead corrective actions.

Skills we value: 

  • Active U.S. DoD security clearance.
  • NC3 domain knowledge, particularly in concepts of operations and requirements.
  • Leadership and performance in both agile and waterfall project management methodologies.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using Cameo, Rhapsody, or Enterprise Architect.
  • Requirements analysis and requirements decomposition for a large platform and/or complex product.
  • Integration of RF communications products including hands-on testing in an integration lab and/or on the delivered platform.
  • Integration of network and computing products including hands-on configuration and management in an integration lab and/or on the delivered platform.
  • Integration of airborne systems which may include hands-on testing of flight deck avionics, power generation and distribution, and/or interiors products in an integration lab and/or on the delivered platform.
  • Leadership during formal Government test including ground, flight, and certification events.
  • Support to product transition to manufacturing.

This is a high visibility position which offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to the success of high profile, generational scale DoD programs, ensuring technical excellence to achieve the organization's goals. If you are a proactive and technically adept individual with a passion for leading project success, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding role.


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.

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.


* 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.

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! 

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.

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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