Rockwell Collins Principal Technical Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 14639

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Technical Project Manager to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Collins Aerospace as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Collins Aerospace.

Job Summary

Collins Aerospace continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of military and commercial users. Our navigation solutions provide enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in the GPS and radio navigation technology, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications. Our solutions keep the warfighter safe, connected and informed by providing position, navigation and timing information in contested environments.

Collins Aerospace is looking for a Technical Project Manager with a passion for engineering and the desire to lead innovative, dedicated teams responsible for designing, developing, our next generation of industry-leading navigation products. The candidate will work with customers, engineering management, program management, technical engineering leads and developers for hardware, software and firmware, production, and subcontractors to provide solutions and support for both domestic and international customers. We are seeking individuals with the technical and leadership skills to help enhance navigation solutions for both new and established products and systems.

This is an engineering leadership position for product development with focus on PNT Surface Products. Candidates must have an engineering education and have experience serving as a project engineer on design and development programs, preferably for military navigation systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Program execution management – provide realization of successful navigation systems during the full system lifecycle. This includes management and oversight for evolving solutions from stakeholder needs, while exploring opportunities, documenting requirements, designing, developing, verifying, validating, and evolving solutions.

  • Project Engineering and Cost Account Management – develop and enact cost & schedule execution plans that are in compliance with stakeholder needs and internal Collins Aerospace processes and procedures; understand risks and variances; assist in the development of mitigation plans; become 100% involved in the day-to-day program execution

Basic Qualifications

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

  • The ability to build trust and confidence with customers, engineers, technicians, program management, and product line management to achieve program and business objectives

  • Leadership by example, building trust and inspiring people through a shared vision where people feel valued, empowered, and fulfilled

  • Experienced project cost/schedule/performance management, using Earned Value (EV), Microsoft Project, and iSAT/Cobra

  • Proposal effort coordination, including parametric estimating, bidding, narrative writing, risk identification, and technical leadership

  • Ability to independently lead and support technical meetings with customers, teammates, project management, production liaisons, and leadership

  • Up to 20% travel

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.