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United Technologies Corporation Fusion EDS Technical Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01366893

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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 makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

Our Pro Line 4/21 & Fusion Systems team is looking for a highly motivated, technically inclined individual to lead engineering teams in the day to day execution of avionics programs in a highly collaborative environment. The avionics programs will typically involve both product development as well as the application of avionics products on the aircraft and will involve highly diverse teams that come together from across the company.

The Pro Line 4/21 & Fusion Systems department is focused on developing and applying both Pro Line 4/21 solutions as well as the newer Fusion system on aircraft within the Commercial Systems Business and Regional market. Programs may be executed with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or through a dealer in the Aftermarket segment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interface with customers and the executing team (both internal and external) during definition, development and installation of avionic systems. Work with Program and Product Managers to ensure customer expectations are translated into an executable project plan.

  • Lead and coordinate program level cost estimates during the bid cycle. Coordinate all technical and project execution aspects of bid and proposal activities.

  • Manage program technical execution and maintain performance metrics for management review and continuous improvement.

  • Effectively manage program-level scope and change management, working closely with other TPMs and Program/Product Managers to ensure alignment.

  • Develop and manage the program integrated master schedule (IMS). Ensure the critical path, key dependencies and milestones are effectively managed to ensure project success.

  • Review detailed execution plans and schedules of the team/PEs to ensure adequacy, completeness, and harmonization with the IMS. Lead teams to ensure critical dependencies are managed by the team at the appropriate system, subsystem, product and component level.

  • Engage in regular collaboration with other Business and Regional Systems TPMs to ensure consistency in project execution and sharing of best practices and lesson learned.

  • Actively identify, drive, and lead continuous improvement within the program and organization.

  • Lead and coordinate program-level risk management in conjunction with the Program Office.

  • Take all possible actions to avoid or minimize problem areas. Anticipate problems and if necessary, proactively revise project plans.

  • Act as a primary engineering liaison with Program Management, Production, Contracts, Order Administration, Customer Service, Certification Office, and Service Centers for the schedule and quality aspects of new development and modifications.

  • Conduct regular team meetings and Team Performance Reviews. Report overall program engineering performance to plan as appropriate.

  • Receive general instructions on day to day work but responsible to plan, schedule, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives.

  • Aide in development and mentoring of engineering team members.

Individuals interested in this position must express self-confidence and have strong decision making skills. Because the need for developing a highly collaborative environment is great, candidates will need to show ability to be flexible and effectively communicate the project vision in a constantly changing environment. The soft skills of good leadership will be equally important as the expression of technical aptitude.


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline (STEM degree is highly preferred) and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Experience with project cost/schedule/performance management using earned value principles and Microsoft Project is required

  • Previous engineering or other technical experience is required

  • Previous experience leading teams in a project development environment is required

  • Previous experience managing work tasks in a team environment is required

  • Prefer (but not required) previous experience with project estimating and bidding and project planning

  • Prefer (but not required) previous aviation and/or avionics experience

  • Prefer (but not required) previous experience with aircraft certification

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.

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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