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United Technologies Corporation Program Chief Engineer in Vergennes, Vermont

Job ID: 01361352

City: Vergennes

State: Vermont

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HVT01: S&IS (FUS) - Vergennes 100 Panton Rd, Vergennes, VT, 05491 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

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

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.

Role Overview:

Collins Aerospace has an opening for a Program Chief Engineer for the HUMS and general actuation product lines in the Sensors & Integrated Systems business unit. As part of the program chief engineer team, you will be involved in leading a large portfolio of projects and ensuring all requirements are met and deliverables meet or exceed the customer expectations. The program chief is the primary technical interface to the customer and has primary accountability for meeting technical requirements and scope for the program including cost and schedule. The program directs technical system-level trade studies, has design authority approval, and liaises with program management and IPT leads to assure technical goals are achieved.

  • The program chief acts as the technical point of contact to the program, customer, partners and regulatory agencies.

  • The person in this program chief role is accountable to resolve technical conflicts and issues, and to ensure the development and maintenance of technical risk analysis methods and gap closure plans.

  • The program chief engineer is accountable for performance of the engineering team to plan, including technical, quality, schedule and cost aspects.

  • Technology development, engineering development, new product introduction, transition to production, sustainment engineering, obsolescence, REACh, field support, business development are activities that the Program Chief Engineer engages in, leads or has oversight of.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Product Line Management (PLM) IPt to define and drive product line roadmaps and ensure efficient execution to meet customer needs.

  • Accountable for providing technical direction to a single or multiple integrated project/product line teams to execute product line plans.

  • Develop and grow customer relationships

  • Develop and grow relationships across Collins Aerospace business units; identify and exploit opportunities for synergies

  • Primary customer technical interface for the product family.

  • Supports and co-leads product line strategy development and technology roadmapping events

  • Overall technical leader and authority to the program, customer, partners and regulatory agencies

  • Ensures the development and management of technical risks and develops and executes mitigation plans

  • Requirements management, systems integration and verification oversight

  • Drives overall technical execution of projects in the portfolio under his/her leadership to ensure all program requirements and objectives are met on schedule and within the authorized budget

  • Identify opportunities and develop solutions and define future developments to improve products and develop new products

  • Ensure compliance with international trade compliance polices and procedures

  • Ensures the protection of Collins Aerospace and safeguard of customer and supplier/partner intellectual property


  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in design, integration and analysis of avionic products and systems

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Rotorcraft and/or aircraft systems knowledge preferred

  • Systems engineering, development, integration, verification and validation and deployment experience

  • Software engineering, development and integration experience

  • Experience running multiple complex projects that include teams from multiple locations and countries

  • Use of data analysis techniques to predict failure; Interpreting real time data to determine vehicle health

  • Working with advanced data analysis software

  • Proposal writing and BOE experience

  • Earned value management understanding and familiarity preferred

Key Attributes/Skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex analysis with clarity and precision. Gravitas and executive presence to present ideas and status to customers and other stakeholders.

  • Strong customer and internal stakeholder relationship skills. Ability to work across the organization and various disciplines, including Engineering, Quality and Operations.

  • Ability to influence and engage effectively with all levels of the organization, suppliers and customers

  • Project management and performance measurement and tracking methods and tools

  • Ability to lead others to develop innovative solutions to problems

  • Results-oriented and motivated to provide solutions with measurable benefit to our customer and business

  • Strategic thinker with a bias for action

  • Self-starter and initiative taker who can think outside the box

  • Excellent technical problem solving skills, strong analytical skills

  • Experience with working in a dynamic, diverse team environment. Ability to work with geographically dispersed team

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

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

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.