Design To Cost Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical Engineer) (hybrid)


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Cedar Rapids, IA

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA


This position is for a Electrical/Mechanical Engineer to perform design cost management. The primary focus of this position will be to provide DTC support for product design and development in Mission Systems.

Design to Cost provides project teams with a leadership role for achieving recurring cost requirements through the application of innovative cost reduction strategies. The role allows for a complete Life Cycle approach to cost management from the inception of the system architecture through the design for optimized build and test in the factory.

Design to Cost offers great opportunities for a diverse work environment, playing a critical role in key business pursuits and product development efforts. Performing cost management is a very dynamic role, gaining exposure with all levels of leadership in a wide variety of product types.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Support the strategic effort to define affordability goals and means for achieving those goals during proposal and execution phases of typical development programs.

• Support the design of systems utilizing cost reduction techniques relevant to mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing variables.

• Provide project teams with a focal point for low-cost solutions by coordinating the involvement of low cost enabling functions (design for manufacturability, design for testability, Strategic Sourcing, Application Engineering, Test Engineering, etc.).

• Perform or direct others in the performance of cost analysis and support the proactive achievement of cost goals for typical systems and products under development.

• Identify drivers of cost and propose alternative solutions for cost reductions.

• Critical thinking and problem solving – willingness to dig and drive solutions based on data analyze

• Be responsible for validating cost requirements/targets against pertinent business plan(s) and programmatic expectations.

• Participate in preparation of proposals and presentations to internal and external customers.

• May serve as project leader coordinating the efforts of other professionals and technical support personnel. Strong cross functional interaction/teamwork and collaboration.

• Knowledge of business & technical consistent processes.

• Knowledge of principles and techniques commonly used in product development.

• Perform assignments requiring the use and application of electromechanical engineering principles and techniques.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
  • The successful candidate must possess leadership attributes including an ability to communicate with a wide variety of technical and management personnel and coordinate several projects while balancing priorities and schedules. The candidate should also have:

• Background in product design, development, and factory transition

• Basic technical knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering

• Basic understanding of system-level requirements and how they relate to recurring cost

• Basic understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes

• Understanding of key production-based cost drivers

• Basic understanding of design trade-off techniques

• Basic understanding of cost estimating techniques

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: 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: 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: 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

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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