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Project Engineer


Everett, WA, US

Requisition ID:  439670

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.



At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Project Engineer in our Lavatories and Water Waste Systems business located in Everett, WA.




Reporting to the Engineering Director, the Project Engineer manages all aspects of a project from start to finish according to specifications, on time and within budget. Serves as the technical focal in the cross functional team.  Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.  



  • Lead technical product development or sustaining activities, ensuring project goals and objectives are achieved
  • Take full engineering responsibility, leading products through prototype, pilot and production builds
  • Develop project scope and plan for a new project and work with program management to conduct resource and cost analysis.
  • Create and review technical specification, development, verification and qualification test plans/reports and recommend modifications or adjustments in order to meet specifications.
  • Drive performance validation through the use of both practical and analytical methods (rapid prototyping, design stack ups, design studies, DFMEA, testing plans, etc.)
  • Manage prototyping and testing activities to accurately validate engineering design
  • Organize and lead design reviews throughout development lifecycle
  • Responsible for achieving design-to-cost and design-to-weight target
  • Create, review and implement engineering change requests and engineering work orders
  • Interface with customer on requirements development, validation and verification of product design implementation and qualification
  • Lead failure Analysis and reporting, including resolution of issues
  • Perform product level FMEAs as required
  • Develop test methods and conduct testing, data analysis and evaluation to determine or prove performance and reliability or understand quality issues.
  • Lead Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability activities
  • Assist in developing project proposals and associated cost estimates
  • Support technical development on value engineering to improve benefits compared to cost.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering and supply chain to develop tooling and processes for prototyping and product realization
  • Support transition of new parts from design to production phase including support of Operations and Quality as required
  • Work with Product Support engineering team to monitor in-field product performance and drive product improvement plans.
  • Effectively communicate status of active projects through weekly status reports and assure timing metrics are met for all deliverables
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from four-year College or University; and five (5) years related experience in technical product development, or product sustaining engineering
  • Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and working knowledge of a PDM system.
  • Strong project management, organizational and communication skills with the ability to work in a team-based setting.



  • Master’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institute
  • Technical background in fluid control, mechanics, electronics, aerospace, automotive, or medical fields
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to drive for results
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause and corrective action plan
  • Working knowledge of CAD software



The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.  

 EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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