Principal Project Engineer, IPT (Hybrid), Rockford, Illinois

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Rockford, Illinois

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United States of America


A01: Rockford – Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

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The Integrated Project Team Lead supports military and commercial program (s) for primary electric power generation.  In this high visibility role, the Integrated Project Team Lead will direct an engineering team on product field support activities, and the development and qualification of design improvements on existing products. 

The Integrated Project Team Lead will support new technology development programs for primary electric power generation. A successful candidate would be one willing to take on new and/or mature programs, bringing new and innovative ideas to planning and executing and have a track record of progressive technical and project leadership. Management encourages improvement of the designs and processes. This is a lead role in engineering which offers opportunities to work with multiple cross-functional team members as well as management and customers. 


Report onsite weekly (2-3 days per week average)

Must be a commutable distance from Rockford, IL to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed

This role is eligible for relocation, when qualified

Primary Responsibilities:

Creating a project plan and executing a project by leading a cross-functional engineering team (typically 5 to 8 members), providing both technical and project oversight.

Interfacing with internal stakeholders such as the program office and executives, as well as external stakeholders such as industry customers, government agencies, and suppliers.

Maintain program schedule, resource demand, budget and EVMS (earned value management system) tools

Proactively identify project risks, develop robust mitigation plans, and lead the timely execution of those plans.

Participate in technical design discussions and lead customer presentations

Adherence and development of engineering standard work

Provide timely and effective communication to management, suppliers, the engineering team, and customers

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR

In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering degree or MBA degree combined with an undergraduate engineering degree

Experience in project engineering for complex mechanical or electrical products

Experience working with an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) or equivalent project financial management methods

Design and test experience with electric power products such as electrical generators, motors, or hybrid drivetrain systems in aerospace or a closely related industry

Experience with a variety of electrical machine topologies

Design and test experience with mechanical products in aerospace or a closely related industry

Experience collaborating with internal and external customers on the integration of mechanical and electrical systems with aircraft engines and/or airframes

Familiarity with Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) and experience maturing emerging technologies to higher TRL

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.

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