Project Engineer (B&P) in Windsor Locks, CT

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

United Technologies   •  

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 54 days ago

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

Collins Aerospace is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. ISR & Space Solutions is a business unit within Collins and our products reside in deep space, low earth orbit, undersea and on the ground. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. The ISR & Space Systems business has contributed to significant advances in ground, air, space and imaging technology for over 85 years. Within ISR & Space Systems we design and manufacture Environmental Control and Life Support Systems on the International Space Station (ISS) and other vehicles, including the space suit, and undersea in submarines. The official name of the space suit used to maintain the ISS is Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU).

Collins is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join us as A Project Engineer. You will need to combine project management skills with detailed technical intellect to lead Integrated Product Development Team projects that maintain and equip space suits for tours on the International Space Station (ISS), and support ground training of astronauts for Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs) commonly known as spacewalks. This is an opportunity to work with a team of brilliant engineers working passionately to develop and maintain the world's most advanced operational life support systems.

As a Project Engineer you will help make it possible for crewmembers to go into space vacuum to maintain and upgrade the International Space Station. You will plan and manage projects to design, purchase, fabricate, refurbish, assemble and test components of the Environmental life support system.

Responsibilities include:

• Planning, proposing and executing space flight hardware projects.

• Controlling team activity, scope and schedule.

• Managing and controlling cost accounts

• Conducting project kickoff, design and status reviews

• Resolving design, procurement, assembly, test and delivery challenges

• Coordinating and leading multi-function teams, leading team meetings and driving action items to closure

• Initiating and coordinating engineering changes

• Conducting root cause investigations


This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), technical experience, and the ability to work as a cross-functional team leader. Direct communication with customers, primarily NASA, will be required at times. You will manage projects that produce components which meet stringent operating requirements and provide extraordinarily high reliability.


Education / Certification

1. BS degree in Electrical Engineering required, w/ 8 + years of experience.

2. MS in Engineering degree desirable, w/ 7 + years of experience.


You will need to bring:

• Project management skills

• Prior experience in related Engineering disciplines

• Willingness to learn and develop a detailed understanding of the life support components and processes that enable human survival and performance in space

• Relevant component hardware experience, which may include heat exchangers, pumps, fans, separators, motors, motor controllers, sensors, valves, pressure regulators, electronics, and environmental control hardware (e.g. thermal and humidity control, air revitalization, water reclamation etc.)

• Exceptional organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to multi-task and balance the priority of daily issues with longer term project requirements

• Superior interpersonal and influencing skills, including coaching and mentoring of other engineering and operations staff

• The ability to function as a team member, working professionally and respectfully with a diverse group of contributors

• Natural presence and poise when presenting to internal and external customers including NASA Engineering and Management Team

• Excellent attention to detail

• The highest level of integrity

• Experience with high reliability, safety critical and fault tolerant component and subsystem testing and qualification

• Ability to bring team members together and work problems to resolution

• An analytical mind to conduct failure evaluations, assess operational risks and provide rationale for corrective actions and continued mission operations

• Ability to conduct trade-studies, develop product requirements, cost estimates and proposals

• Strong computer skills, MS Office, SAP, Windchill

• Experience supporting operational space flight hardware is highly desirable

• US Citizenship

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

Valid Through: 2019-10-17