Project Engineer - EMU Program

United Technologies   •  

Windsor Locks, CT

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 55 days ago

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

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.

As an EMU 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 EMU life support system. 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.

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

Education Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering required, w/ 8 + years of experience. MS in Mechanical, Engineering or Chemical Engineering degree desirable, w/ 7 + years of experience.


  • 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

    Come join us and become a member of the next generation of exceptional engineers developing the systems that enable human space exploration.