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COMPLETE Sr. Principal Project Engineer - Defense Systems Engineering (Onsite) - HNY31: Binghamton, NY 31 Lewis Rd , Binghamton, NY, 13905-1022 USA

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HNY31: Binghamton, NY 31 Lewis Rd , Binghamton, NY, 13905-1022 USA, United States   [ View map ]

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United States of America


HNY31: Binghamton, NY 31 Lewis Rd , Binghamton, NY, 13905-1022 USA

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Join an exciting team dedicated to developing systems and software for the US Department of Defense training systems! As part of the STS Project Engineering Team, you will be responsible for technical leadership in simulation modeling, DevSecOps, and Live, Virtual, Constructive enablers. This fast-paced team offers plenty of opportunities for growth. Be closely aligned with our customers and bring the best possible simulation experience to the war fighters of today and tomorrow. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

The Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) Defense Systems Engineering department seeks a Technical Project Manager (TPM) / Project Engineer (PE) to lead a team of engineers in the development of new and exciting simulation systems and products. The PE serves as the single point of contact for engineering on a development project. This PE position is intended for one of our DoD programs. The role will include leading the development and execution of modifications to the baseline system and include a component focused on bid and pursuit support, could serve as the lead on pursuit activities.

This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to interface with Executive Leadership, Program Managers and Operations Managers across all business areas within Collins Aerospace. In addition to communication with those functional areas, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to create and leverage powerful networks to get the job done. This position is located onsite at our Binghamton, NY location. May be eligible for relocation.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for the technical leadership and technical project management of the design & development activities, within the guidelines set by the Value Stream Leader (VSL) / Program Manager (PM), Engineering Leadership, and Customer.

  • Engineering Information Data hub (Single point of contact for VSL/PM, Ops, Configuration Management (CM), Security, etc) for assigned program

  • Multi-disciplinary engineering team leader for systems, software, electrical, mechanical, and quality

  • Customer’s Technical Interface

  • Responsible to guide engineering development in accordance with the Collins Management Systems, Engineering Process, requirements, budget, and schedule

  • Develop and monitor project plans, schedules, and budgets for small to mid-size projects and suggests appropriate adjustments to ensure adherence to the established project plan, schedule, and budget.

  • Work with engineering group managers to ensure that the project is appropriately staffed.

  • Identify resource issues and works with group management to resolve, escalating to department management if needed.

  • Support Technical Risk and Opportunity Management and mitigation tasks

  • Pursue cost saving opportunities and risk mitigation to maximize project profitability.

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

  • Conduct meetings, consolidates, and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project(s).

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

  • Lead engineering bid efforts

  • Provide input to leadership reviews (Gate Review) material, Project Management Reviews and EAC Reviews

  • This position may require occasional travel both domestically and internationally.

Education and experience:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Skills you must have:

  • Technical, leadership and organizational skills

  • Technical project leadership/management experience.

  • Software development background and the ability to show understanding of software development concepts such as Modular Open System Approach (MOSA), Object Oriented Design, Multi-threaded coding, etc.

  • Experience with performing bid and pursuit efforts.

  • Experience leading teams.

Skills we value:

  • Well organized and able to communicate effectively with engineering team, leadership, and customers.

  • Experience with developing DevSecOps solutions, CI/CD focused skill set to help migrate development process forward a plus.

  • Familiarity with Cloud based deployment a plus.

  • Familiarity with systems engineering processes and requirements and design capture tools including ALM, JIRA, and Subversion is desirable.

  • Software development experience would be preferred.

  • Experience in supporting pursuit activities, including bids and proposals is also desired.

  • Experience in avionics simulation systems development, verification/validation, and interfaces would be beneficial.

  • Experience in Earned Value analysis and has experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM).

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance, active clearance a preferred.

  • Agile development experience is a plus.

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.


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.


* 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 include: 

  • 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

  • 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.

The salary range for this role is 112,000 USD - 236,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role 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.

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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