787 Deputy Program Chief Engineer (Hybrid)


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Windsor Locks, CT

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

The 787 Deputy Chief Engineer will support Chief Engineer to ensure successful execution of all Engineering activities on the 787 Program on cost, schedule, and quality. They are the first line of delegation for Chief engineer.

As the Deputy Chief Engineer, you will work closely with SIPT leads, the Value Stream Leaders, Product Line leadership, and Power & Controls Operations to ensure the efficient Communication and alignment of priorities.

The role is based in Windsor Locks, CT. This role is a hybrid role and averages 2-3 days on-site per week based on project/ customer needs. Travel time is up to 20%

The primary responsibilities for the 787 Deputy Chief are:

  • Work with 787 Chief Engineer to drive engineering organization to meet strategic goals for the platform
  • Support 787 Chief Engineer taking ownership the CFE budget for the 787 Value Stream. This includes establishing the yearly/long range plans and then managing the budgets. The SIPT System Leads and CIPT Product Line Leads are accountable for managing the budgets at their respective level.
  • Manage assigned AOG, pack line, and urgent part questions. Create team and plan to resolve issues.
  • Execute engineering projects with quality on cost and on schedule
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team to drive creative solutions to issues that arise throughout the value stream - from Collins/supplier manufacturing on to the customer manufacturing process and through to the airline fleet operations
  • Communicate to senior management at Collins and Boeing for key projects status and risks including escalating issues/resource gaps to the 787 Chief Engineer, Value Stream Leaders, the Boeing Commercial Program Chief Engineer and/or the Boeing Legacy Program & SIPT Chief Engineer, where appropriate.
  • Learn and become proficient in the system architecture, performance, and operation of the 787 Environmental Control system including Cabin Air conditioning and Temperature Control System (CACTCS), Liquid Cooling System (LCS) and Protection System (PS)
  • Eliminate barriers / roadblocks for 787 ECS engineering team to enable them to hit targets. Escalate where appropriate to proactively mitigate emerging issues & risks.
  • Puts a priority on managing scope creep by communicating and seeking authorization from the Value Stream Lead (VSL) prior to working on new scope (including new scope requested by customer)
  • In addition, the 787 Deputy Chief is responsible for maintaining positive customer experiences for Boeing and the fleet operators through the successful execution of engineering activities on cost, on schedule, and with high quality.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% (Domestic and International)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in quality, engineering, operations, in aerospace, automotive or high-tech electronic, defense or commercial industries is desired
  • Ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries with Product Line Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Materials, Drafting, and Procurement
  • Strong communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in design process and functional requirements.
  • Experience with Root Cause investigations – e.g. experience with any of the following: Fault Trees, Fish Bone Diagrams, Red-X, etc.
  • Experience communicating to executive leadership and with customers

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.

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: This is an ONSITE position. Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: This is a HYRBID position. Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: This is a REMOTE position. Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, 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

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.


Raytheon Technologies 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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