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RTX Corporation Sr. Program Manager (HYBRID), Marlborough, MA - DoD TS CLEARANCE REQUIRED DAY 1 in Marlborough, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA801: Marlborough, MA 1001 Boston Post Road Building 2, Marlborough, MA, 01752 USA

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Collins Aerospace reaches across the markets it serves and its vast portfolio of expertise to dream, design and build without limits – so our customers can do the same.

We enable hybrid-electric propulsion for more fuel-efficient flights. We create lighter-weight, higher-performing structures to decrease maintenance. We reduce pilot workload with more autonomous operations. We combine modern design with innovative technology for a best-in-class cabin experience. We harness data to connect the aviation ecosystem and modern battlespace. We drive forward more sustainable practices and products. We accelerate technology and embrace digital transformation. And in doing so, push the limits of what’s possible to drive the future of aerospace with one of the deepest capability sets and broadest perspectives in the industry.

Collins Mission Systems is seeking a highly experienced Senior Program Manager to lead a Wideband RF Communications Integrated Product Team (IPT) within a complex airborne platform development and integration program in Protected Communication Systems (PCS). This is a critical leadership role with responsibilities to lead large teams across multiple projects varying in complexity. This position provides the opportunity to direct all program phases from inception through completion. You will be responsible for developing milestones, program plans, schedules, and budgets for programs to ensure that the organization’s objectives are met. This role requires a leader with a strong command of program management best practices to enhance program execution. The leader must have an executive leadership presence, confidently lead across complex cross functional teams, foster a culture of accountability and execution excellence, and demonstrate RTX values and leadership behaviors.

The Senior Program Manager sets strategy, vision, and tactical direction and meets contractual commitments and company expectations. This role is responsible for downward communication of top-level project goals, objectives and decisions and upward communication of program performance to senior management.

The role is hybrid, based out of Marlborough, MA with an expectation that there will be up to 25% travel domestically to some of our core site locations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead all phases of an airborne platform development and integration program, including successful start-up, ensuring adherence to program plans, schedules, and budgets

  • Manage the P&L to ensure profitability and sales targets are met, including management of multiple vendors

  • Deliver projects on time and on schedule through leadership of cross matrixed teams

  • Utilize Earned Value Management, including external reporting requirements, to track program performance and recommend appropriate adjustments as needed

  • Maintain strong scope change management and support negotiations of contracts, including ECP’s and REA’s, to protect the organization’s interests

  • Establish and maintain key programmatic metrics, define milestones and critical path, monitor adherence to program budgets and schedules, and direct work to achieve these metrics

  • Own the customer interface, fostering a collaborative "One Team" culture with the customer and ensuring exemplary standards of service and value proposition

  • Lead pursuit activities for competitive and sole-sources activities, including proposal preparations, contract negotiations, business plans, and operational budgets

  • Support the development of new business growth strategies, with a focus on growing the business for both existing capabilities and future capabilities

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement initiatives to optimize efficiency and quality, supporting solutions to drive increased scope and value for both our company and our customers

  • Prepare and present internal and external executive-level briefs and Gate Reviews detailing program plans, progress reports, and risks/opportunities

  • Develop and present the program Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and long-term financial outlook and commits to specific financial goals and obligations

  • Maintain an energetic and productive work force. Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports, multi-functional teams, and key partners with abilities to organize and prioritize to ensure successful execution of all commitments.

  • Ensure that functional resources, tools, and processes are utilized in a consistent way and there is effective communication across geographically dispersed team members

Qualifications/ Experience Needed:

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience leading complex integration and development from government, defense, aerospace, or related industry

  • Demonstrated experience in Earned Value Management and P&L ownership

  • Customer-facing program leadership experience, with excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

  • Proven experience establishing and maintaining key programmatic metrics, defining milestones, critical path and monitors adherence to program budgets and schedules

  • Self-directed leader capable of executing Change Management and handling ambiguity

  • A command of Program Management best practices to enhance program execution with demonstrated experience managing and overseeing program management tools such as R/O Management, Cost and Schedule Management, Earned Value Management, and Agile/Scrum methodologies

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

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

  • Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Typically requires University Degree and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Strategic and NC3 Communications for USSTRATCOM and deployable command nodes, such as E-4B, E-6B, and/or other Strategic initiatives

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Protected Communication Systems, including Audio & Video and Wideband RF and satellite communications technologies

  • RTX Level 4 PM Certification, or equivalent

  • Experience managing a portfolio over $25M in annual sales

  • Experience working within an Interorganizational Transfer (IOT) structure

  • Prior experience managing people, including indirect reports through a matrixed organization

  • Knowledge of Government contracting and acquisition processes

  • Experience managing large, classified programs

  • Experience building, leading, and developing diverse teams

  • Strong programmatic and operational execution background

  • Strong strategic planning and business acumen

  • Understanding of application and execution of Raytheon’s Stages or similar business processes and experience with Gate Reviews conducted for Program Start-up through Close-Out

  • A current, active, and transferable U.S. government issued DoD Top Secret security clearance prior to start date

    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

Mission Systems:

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.


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

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.


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.

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.

Eligible for employee referral

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 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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