Fan/Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) Mechanical Design Engineering Manager

United Technologies   •  

Middletown, CT

Industry: Transportation


11 - 15 years

Posted 38 days ago

Flight is an instrument of human progress. It not only gets people where they want to go, it carries humanity to places it never thought possible.

At Pratt & Whitney, you will be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to craft the future of aviation. Customers all over the world depend on our technology and the people behind it. As part of our team you'll help answer today's challenges in powered flight while crafting and supporting tomorrow's solutions.

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We unlock our employees' full potential through a versatile and engaging culture that values everybody's opinion, driving innovation.

The goal of our diversity strategy is to build a workforce and environment where every employee is valued so innovation and creativity thrive and to ensure that all employees are engaged and empowered.

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. Founded by Frederick Rentschler in Hartford Connecticut in 1925, Pratt & Whitney's first aircraft engine, the innovative air-cooled Wasp, delivered unprecedented performance and reliability and transformed the aviation industry. Pratt & Whitney has been a leading innovator in aircraft propulsion and power systems ever since.

Pratt & Whitney is seeking a Fan & Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) Design Manager. The position requires broad expertise in the mechanical design, development, and production/field support of Fan/LPC turbo-machinery, as well as validated skills in the technical management. This is a technical supervisor position where you, along with a deputy manager, will lead the design team administratively and technically. You will be responsible for integration with the CIPT, partners, mating modules and system design disciplines in execution of design tasks supporting commercial engine products. The associate in this position will have exceptional people and problem solving skills and be able to effectively communicate upward in the organization.

If you have relevant background or experience in these areas and possess the skills and motivation to bring new ideas into practice, Pratt & Whitney would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strong leadership as part of CIPT, enabling design discipline strength and execution of CIPT shared vision.
  • Organizing and leading task assignments, including CIPT Design task planning, manpower requirements and coordinating in-house and outsource resources.
  • Performance feedback and results for the group. Coach, train and develop junior design engineers. Develop and approve proficiency advancement of personnel.
  • Cradle-to-grave design leadership, from preliminary through detailed design, development, validation, certification, manufacturing and operational service, driving team to meet CIPT and Program goals.
  • Provide design leadership for in service field investigations.
  • Provide leadership for multidiscipline teams to provide design solutions that balance customer requirements for durability, performance, cost and weight.
  • Ensure Outsourcing work is completed, reviewed and approved by design associates with appropriate proficiency level.
  • Coordinate with other groups to read across lessons learned, advance technology and improve engineering standard work processes/methods.
  • Documentation and communication of results to management.
  • Serve as chair of Design Reviews. Possess highly developed interpersonal, leadership, teaming and problem solving skills. Significant interaction with executives, internal and external customers is expected. Communication skills and assertiveness are key qualities to possess. Strong collaboration skills with manufacturing and the engineering team are required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering.
  • 10+ years of Mechanical Design Engineering experience.
  • US Citizenship due to government contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Mechanical engineering preferred
  • Demonstrated skill in leading and managing a technical team
  • .Proven demonstration of risk-based decision-making, analytical skills, business discernment and professional maturity.