Principal Electrical Engineer (Onsite)


Sterling, VA

Date Posted:



United States of America


HVA34: Sterling, VA 22640 Davis Dr , Sterling, VA, 20164-7104 USA

Position Role Type:


The Simulation and Training Solutions group is looking for a skilled Principal Electrical Engineering professional to join our team in Sterling, VA! This position involves participating in the development, modification, integration, and testing of aircraft and ground vehicle training simulators for military and commercial use. The work includes both clean-sheet and design reuse. As part of this role, you will be responsible for electrical analysis and characterization, schematic design, power budgets, and part specification and selection. Additionally, you will manage custom cabling and interconnect design, electrical assembly documentation, and prototype integration & testing. If you're up for the challenge, Apply Now!

What you will do:

  • Established Leader of design, analysis, integration, testing , and documenting electrical hardware of moderate to advanced complexity.

  • Lead design efforts and teams, to include mentoring of junior engineers.

  • Lead hardware engineering requirements capture, analysis and creation for medium complexity components of electrical designs.

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines (e.g., Mechanical, Software and Systems Engineering) to ensure that electrical design is appropriate for the project/product design approach.

  • Lead cross-functional team efforts in integration and test of completed designs and sub-systems.

  • Champion the appropriate processes and tools during development of hardware. Drive improvement to processes and tools where applicable.

  • Drive design and team decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities.

  • Report and manage status relating to technical performance, cost, and schedule for assigned scope of work.

  • Present design and project material for customer reviews and meetings.

  • The work associated with this position will be performed onsite.

  • Travel as necessary to customer sites for information gathering, installation and test of end-product up to 15%.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

  • Experience with electrical analysis & characterization, AC & DC power budgets, and part specification.

  • Experience with technical documentation such as schematics, cable drawings, parts lists, and wire lists.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD or other Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for electrical schematic capture and electrical design documentation

  • Proficient utilizing MS Office Applications / Office 365

Qualifications we prefer:

  • Training Simulator Engineering Design Experience

  • Ability to quickly change focus between high level concepts and low-level details.

  • Self-motivated, able to organize, manage, and complete assignments on time.

  • A well-developed habit of verifying work for accuracy prior to submission for review by others.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers and customers both written and verbally.

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

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.

What We Offer


  • 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!

Relocation Eligibility

  • Eligible for relocation

Learn More & Apply Now!

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.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application.

  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest.

  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to 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.

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.

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.

The salary range for this role is 105,000 USD - 221,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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