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COMPLETE Sr. Principal Project Engineer- Hardened Computing (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.

As a Senior Principal Project Engineer focused on subcontract technical management, you will play a vital role in ensuring successful relationships with suppliers and internal product development teams. You will be the primary technical point of contact for subcontracts, responsible for managing technical aspects, ensuring compatibility, and maintaining integrity between interfacing components and systems.

The expectation is that you will have core technical expertise in hardened computing with the ability to address 80%-90% of the technical issues raised by subcontractors before scheduling supplemental assistance from a resident Subject Matter Expert (SME). This is a non-managerial position that requires strong technical expertise, relationship management skills, and the ability to collaborate with various stakeholders within a matrixed Subcontract Management Team (SMT) to meet subcontract performance objectives.

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.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other Project Engineers to coordinate project tasking and resources; domain-area IPT leads to develop detailed execution plans.
  • Serve as the technical point of contact (POC) for Subcontracts, working in conjunction with Value Stream Leadership and Engineering, to interface between subcontractors and the organization, ensuring effective communication and understanding of technical requirements and contract scope.
  • Foster strong relationships with subcontractors' technical POCs and internal design and development stakeholders, promoting collaboration and resolving technical issues efficiently.
  • Manage subcontract scope both internally and externally, aligning partners with program objectives and ensuring adherence to technical specifications.
  • Assist in evaluating potential subcontractors through technical assessments and aiding in the qualification process.
  • Monitor internal program evolution and external product or system development to ensure compatibility and interface integrity throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Serve as the technical POC for trade studies related to performance and/or efficiency enhancements and coordinate technical modification requests between the organization and subcontractors.
  • Exhibit exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills, promoting effective collaboration with various teams, including suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in the sourcing process, from industry surveys, Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), and technical evaluations to contract signature, actively contributing to the development of supplier Statements of Work (SOW) and Technical Specification documents.
  • Manage the technical relationship with one or multiple strategic accounts, ensuring vendors and suppliers meet the designed requirements, and providing direct support to the management of those accounts to Subcontracts, Engineering, Value Stream Leadership, Quality, Business Development, Finance, Operations, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of system and subsystem vision, strategy, and goals to align with other programs and customers within a program portfolio.

What you will learn:

  • You will learn about commercial and military aircraft systems; large platform systems integration of RF communications, networking, and computing; formal ground and flight test, certification, and customer sell-off events; and lifecycle support and sustainment.
  • You will gain valuable experience in project leadership including cost accounting, schedule management, and sales forecasting.
  • You will learn and lead technology development guiding products from early maturity, low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 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 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
  • 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:

  • Prior professional experience managing technical subcontractors including development of complex statements of work, writing RFPs, guiding design and development, overseeing all phases of assembly and test, and conducting final product delivery and acceptance.
  • Specific relevant expertise in areas of hardened computing and integration into complex platforms.
  • Proven exceptional strategic communication skills –written, verbal, and presentation– to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, and program and executive management, with an ability to persuade and motivate action.
  • Ability to manage multiple relationships and tasks concurrently while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to address technical challenges effectively.
  • Advanced understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM); able to interpret EV data and metrics to draw conclusions about program performance and drive corrective actions.

Skills we value: 

  • Active U.S. DoD security clearance.
  • NC3 domain knowledge, particularly in concepts of operations and requirements.
  • Experience in industry survey and supplier qualification processes. 
  • Familiarity in both agile and waterfall project management methodologies.
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using Cameo, Rhapsody, or Enterprise Architect.
  • Leadership during formal Government test including ground, flight, and certification events.
  • Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience.

This is a high visibility position which offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to the success of high profile, generational scale DoD programs through subcontract management, ensuring the technical aspects align with the organization's goals. If you are a proactive and technically adept individual with a passion for managing supplier relationships and driving 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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