Rockwell Collins Sr Electrical Engineer - Project / Test in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 11838

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Sr Electrical Engineer - Project / Test to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

The Test Engineering & Service Center of Excellence is seeking to fill a Senior Electrical or Systems Engineering position with a talented individual who possesses a BSEE or BSCmptrE degree. The primary responsibility of this position is to be a technical lead performing the role of a Project Engineer and Cost Account Manager for multiple Test Engineering projects. Test Engineering offers an array of innovative test equipment solutions for Rockwell Collins products and programs. These test solutions are for our manufacturing and internal service customers.

The engineer who fills this position must have systems, development, and problem solving skills, and be capable of performing data analysis for bids and proposal submittals. This position may lead capability studies, software and hardware development for multi-rack test stations. These test stations include but are not limited by the following COTs equipment: video generators, switch systems, signal generators, oscilloscopes, DMM's, power supplies and other digital or optical related equipment.

This position will directly report to a Level 5 Sr. Engineering Manager in the Test Engineering Center of Excellence.

Job Responsibilities

· Read and interpret contracts and statements of work to determine project scope or team/capability gaps

· Extensive technical data gathering and word document creation for submittal to customers

· Work breakdown structure (WBS) development to generate proposals and project management bids for medium to high complexity development projects

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

· Working with the program and/or technical project managers to develop the program execution plan and primary execution responsibilities to ensure projects remain within budget, on schedule and requirements met

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

· Coordinating inputs from various hardware / software engineers

· Coordinating test equipment design reviews and ensuring the generation of appropriate design documentation

· Serve as the Cost Account Manger (CAM) for multiple projects. Track, report, 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

· Participates in the PE Community of Practice

· Mentoring of Project Engineers (PEs) and functional engineers

· Performs as an authority figure for all matters related to production and service test equipment, and leverages those principals to other areas of test

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

US Citizenship is required. Candidate must have the ability to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance.

Required skills

· Technical data gathering and word document creation for submittal to customers

· Read and interpret contracts and statements of work to determine project scope or team/capability gaps

· Fundamental knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Software Systems engineering and Test Equipment

· Ability to work with the end user and 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

· 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

· Multitasking between two to three primary projects and at times up to six.

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.