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United Technologies Corporation Staff Technical Project Manager-- Displays Engineering, Supplier Alliance & Strategy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01360065

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.

Staff Technical Project Manager – Displays Engineering, Supplier Alliance & Strategy

Do you have what it takes to lead projects for an innovative, forward thinking, intrinsically motivated engineering design team?

The Display Center is searching for a Staff Technical Project Manager to join our team. We like to learn, have fun, and make a difference! It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. Our Displays engineering team leads the industry with cost competitive, innovative technology that sets ourselves apart from our competition and helps our customers make the most of their investment in our products.

We are looking for a strong, passionate leader with an action oriented, collaborative mindset, who operates with a vision, delivers benefits to meet/exceed expectations, builds and enhances his/her teams, evaluates performance of self and others by results, plans for his/her team’s needs, anticipates project/organizational change, all while operating with Full Integrity.

The Display Center is responsible for designing displays for both commercial and military avionics. The successful candidate will provide technical and strategic management of projects within the guidelines set by the LCVSM/Program Manager and Customer. Primary responsibilities include the development and management of strategic relationships with display and display component suppliers for use in aerospace applications. Responsibilities also include the communication and coordination between the various functional areas within Collins and the display supplier. This includes working closely with the Display Design and Technology groups consisting of both Hardware and Software Engineers. He(she) is responsible for cost, schedule, and technical performance of the supplier(s) and for ensuring the supplier is appropriately supported by Collins and meets customer requirements. Management responsibilities include project planning, budgeting, and interfacing with the internal business units. This position requires knowledge and understanding of RC-TCP, RC-MAP, LCVSM, Earned Value, and Risk Management principals. Strong leadership, multi-mode communication, organizational, strategic planning, and project management skills required. Previous technical project or strategic management experience required. Technical engineering degree is preferred. Optical or displays engineering background is strongly desired.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Development and management of strategic relationships with display suppliers for avionics

  • Serves as the engineering project leader responsible for cost, schedule, and technical performance of the supplier(s)

  • Project planning, budgeting, and interfacing with the internal business units

  • Serves as the engineering project leader for programs developing Display Products, primarily hardware but also includes software, to ensure program commitments are met

  • Serves as engineering project leader, providing project management and technical direction during all program phases including pursuit, bidding, planning, and execution

  • Familiarity with AMLCDs used for avionics as well as emerging Display Technologies

  • Ensures consistency with Collins Consistent Engineering Processes

  • Ensures compliance with Program / Product requirements as reflected in design plans

  • Leads wide range of entry-level to highly experienced Engineers

  • Demonstrates technical expertise in Displays and the associated technologies

  • Maintains awareness of Displays technology and Company's competitive position

  • Leads customer business related activities including bids, proposals, and customer technical presentations Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline 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

  • Successful leadership experience in developing certified flight deck displays

  • Experience managing technical projects including schedule and Earned Value management, risk management, customer interaction, and briefing executive leadership

  • Experience related to the design and development of avionics displays is desired

  • Experience with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements: TSO, DO-160, DO-254, DO-178B/C

  • Proven record of meeting objectives and commitments

  • Possess a collaborative way of working

  • Demonstrated success in balancing system performance and affordability

  • Strong communicator, able to interface with the spectrum of individual contributor to executive leadership

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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