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United Technologies Corporation Project Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01349965

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

This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus up to 25k for qualified candidates.

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.

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 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.


Collins Aerospace is seeking a Project Engineer for Mission Systems Test Engineering. Test Engineering offers an array of innovative test equipment solutions for Collins products and programs. These test solutions are primarily targeted to our manufacturing and service customers, but are also delivered to engineering development and qualification efforts.

The ideal candidate would have systems, development, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.This position may lead software development in TestStand, C# and C++ on multi-rack test stations. These test stations may include but are not limited by the following COTs equipment: oscilloscopes, DMM's, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and power supplies. This position also requires development and support of thermal and vibration test equipment and software suites.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Leading a multi-disciplined engineering team in all technical elements of an entire project

  • Working with the program manager to develop the program execution plan and charged with primary execution responsibilities to ensure project remains within budget, on schedule and meets requirements

  • Application of integrated project management, technical consistent process, earned value, and risk management

  • Coordinating inputs from various hardware / software engineers

  • Work breakdown structure development to generate proposals and project management bids for medium to high complexity development projects

  • Tracks, reports, and analyzes earned value metrics as required to understand program performance and to recommend staffing and/or schedule adjustment based on these metrics

  • Understands relationship of his/her projects to other development projects, defining strategic plan to leverage the investments across the business unit.

The following talents and characteristics are very desirable:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Systems engineering

  • Ability to work with the end user/customer in a professional manner.

  • Knowledge in the areas of baseline control, earned value, risk management and product support

  • Experience with Microsoft Project

  • Strong leadership skills such as:

  • Stress Tolerance - Maintaining a calm and positive outlook during stressful situations

  • Team Building - Creating effective working conditions on the team by educating its members about the value of each person's contribution

  • Customer Service Orientation - Providing customers with quality experiences, establishing and maintaining effective relationships

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Applicant must be capable of obtaining a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.