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Raytheon Technologies Space Systems Staff Project Engineer in Houston, Texas

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United States of America


07: Building 07 Houston TX 18050 Saturn Lane, Houston, TX, 77058 USA

We are searching for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join us as a Space Systems Staff Project Engineer to support the design, development, verification & validation, and operational support of ECLSS and ATCS hardware for future space vehicles.

The Staff Project Engineer plays a critical role in ensuring success for programs and exceeding the expectations of our customers, both internal and external. This role supports the EVA & Crew Support value Stream in leading diverse project teams during the design, development, fabrication and test of systems from concept to product delivery. The projects are challenging and require a motivated individual to drive the day to day activities of various functions. The qualified individual is a problem solver, facilitator, and is capable of operating in a Lead Systems Engineering role. Familiarity with fluid loop architecture and their components (pumps, accumulators, controllers, valves, etc.) is required.

This position will provide the unique opportunity to operate in a development environment leading to flight applications. As a team, we aim to achieve increased levels of productivity, exceed our customer expectations and meet the budgetary responsibilities.

The Staff Project Engineer will provide continuous support of Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) for EVA & Crew Support Systems. The successful candidate will be working on several programs simultaneously with different customers and end item application. Additionally, the candidate may be responsible for leading the IPD teams consisting of Systems Engineering, Test Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Design, Supplier Quality, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Planners, and Purchasing to drive delivery of these products within the approved budget and schedule. The Staff Project Engineer will report directly to Program Chief Engineer and will play a critical role in driving project execution while meeting both internal and external customer expectations. This position requires interaction with our customers including delivery of technical documentations.

As a Staff Project Engineer you will report to the Program Chief Engineer and will be will be immersed in the following activities:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating setting team meeting agendas, leading team meetings, driving action item closures, identifying risks and opportunities and identifying scope creep

  • Lead investigations and risk assessment reviews, complete with detailed mitigation plans including funding and staffing

  • Orchestrating the design and design review activities of the team

  • Ability and willingness to work within process with the added ability and desire to drive process change to recognize cost and schedule benefits

  • Create technical plans with associated schedules and risk mitigation plans which ensure the timely delivery of error-free engineering products, services, and contract deliverable in strict compliance with company policy and procedures

  • Ensure that the requirements of the program’s earned value management system (EVMS) are satisfied through the maintenance of performance metrics against an integrated program master schedule. Included in this activity shall be the institution of an engineering Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), program/project planning targets, completion estimating, and basis of estimate for new activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, Windchill, PLM

  • Experience and familiarity with product qualification, and production build and test, with an expertise in low volume space qualified hardware

  • Natural presence/comfortable presenting to internal and external customers

  • Experience troubleshooting problems on the production floor and developing solutions that maintain product quality while minimizing cost/schedule impact

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

  • Proven planning, adaptability, organizational and negotiation skills for effective team management

  • Ability to anticipate project risks and build contingency plans

  • Interface with both internal operations and engineering functions to facilitate assembly, test, and delivery of hardware

  • Participate in regular reviews with the customer to communicate status of contracts and schedule

  • Develop and manage program schedules to drive on-time contract deliveries

  • Participate in preparing contract proposals, including BOE and BOM estimates

  • Good understanding of Earned Value methodology with the ability to forecast program demands, track project completion and maintain accurate estimate to complete

  • Process engineering changes to ensure high quality, conforming hardware is being received, built, and delivered to our customers

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in aerospace is preferred

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.

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.

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.


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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce

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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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.