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United Technologies Corporation Project Engineer, Electrical Power Distribution in Rockford, Illinois

Job ID: 01278077

City: Rockford

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


UT20: HS-IL - Corp Remote Location, Remote City, IL, 06032 USA

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 204,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems – the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security – a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization – United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the “T” in UTC.

United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP) is at the heart of UTC’s technology organization, fostering a startup-like culture that is unafraid of failure and trying new things. We are comprised of project teams that are co-located with UTC’s engineering and business footprints. We run fast and deliver convincing product and service demonstrators that will disrupt UTC’s core businesses. UTAP projects bring together UTC’s world-leading expertise in engineering and manufacturing along with top external talent, with project teams located at UTC sites around the world.

Position Summary:

At UTAP, we need you to help fuel a dynamic innovation project using your skills, expertise, and love of teaming to help make this happen. Are you looking for a rare opportunity to be part of something unprecedented at United Technologies? Are you invigorated by a healthy mix of creativity and structure? If so, we want to meet you.

Project 804, our hybrid electric propulsion (HEP) project, needs you to provide overall leadership for all aspects of the design, development, manufacturing, qualification and flight testing of the wiring and electrical power distribution system in support of the HEP. You will collaborate closely with the with Electrical System Program Manager, Electrical Systems Lead Engineer, Systems Integration Lead, Engine Lead, Engine Systems & Accessories Program Manager, and other project and systems engineers and support staff to identify early risk reduction development work. Do you have experience across disciplines? We see your skills encompassing both schedule and budget while closely monitoring technical evolution and anticipating potential roadblocks and drive recovery plans accordingly. Even though the HEP flight vehicle is an experimental aircraft, we will define a minimum airworthiness compliance plan for the aircraft and you will be responsible for the compliance plan verification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with our Electrical Systems Lead and our Electrical System Program Manager and project engineers to keep the program execution pace required to deliver on the project

  • Anticipate roadblocks and liaise with governance team to resolve. This project will require a lot of focus on execution and execution trends and direction will be constantly re-adjusted.

  • Stimulate and support Intellectual Property (IP) generation with the whole team. Ensure that external IP does not contaminate the project. In coordination with integration leads, ensure that current IP state-of-the-art is not in line with the project and develop workaround strategies with the team.

  • Closely monitor technical status, schedule, budget, and program risk and provide timely updates to program leadership.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of aircraft wiring and electrical power distribution systems

  • Good understanding of aircraft mechanical and electrical systems

  • Strong leadership demonstrated through past experience

  • Flexible, able to adapt to rapid change of direction

  • Experience with certification of aircraft systems, sub-systems and components

  • Understanding of aerospace industry customer base

  • Understanding of Intellectual Property critical importance and the potential challenges with contamination and leakage

  • Willingness to travel between 2-3 main UTAP sites

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or combination of degree and years of experience)

  • More than 5 years relevant experience with aircraft wiring and electrical power distribution systems

  • Demonstrated history of success in multiple positions of increasing scope and responsibility, with a significant duration of experience and expertise spanning the full qualifications of this role

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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