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Honeywell Principal Project Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

The Systems Project Engineering team has an immediate opening for a Principal Project Engineer on a new commercial turbofan engine. To meet the needs of the marketplace in the face of stiff competition, the team must rapidly develop a new engine to be the best in the marketplace through execution of world class project management.

The systems project engineer will lead a cross-functional engineering team to execute the Performance, Operability, and Secondary Flow system design for the turbofan engine. The selected individual will provide leadership for all IPDS functions related to the specific systems assigned, including: schedule, budget, fabrication cost, technical attributes, requirements validation and verification, and certification aspects related to performance, operability, and secondary flow. The individual will serve as a mentor for the organization.


  • Lead design and development activity of the performance, operability, and secondary flow models through all aspects of the IPDS process on schedule, on budget and in compliance with all technical requirements. Key aspects include requirements validation and verification, resolution of key technical challenges, acquisition of development hardware, management of fabrication cost and execution of qualification tasks.

  • Work directly with the product Systems Architect to ensure compliance with the required turbofan architecture

  • Manage and define the overall engine system performance, operability, and secondary flow in alignment with program defined system architecture and business goals.

  • CAM for Performance, Operability, and Secondary Flow work packages responsible for budget, schedule, and risk management.

  • Act as a mentor and technical leader for the organization.

  • Broad indirect span of control of approximately 10 full time equivalent engineers.

  • Cost account manager for assigned scope, including Earned Value Management System reporting. Annual budgetary responsibility approximately $3.0M.

  • Expected to serve as the single point leader for the performance, operability, and secondary flow work packages

  • Leadership capability with diverse, cross functional team

  • Escalate effectively with leadership and cross-functionally across the organization

  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction

  • Bias toward creative thinking and innovation in product design and approach to everyday work

  • Solid working knowledge of and commitment to IPDS processes

  • Promote and build strong team working relationships

  • Manage within very difficult resource constraints, including all areas for which the team is responsible but for which the individual may not be an expert

  • Identify gaps and risks on behalf of the team

  • Balances workload of the team members

  • Close enough to work of team members to recognize when they are “stuck” or “off track”

  • Approves schedules and budgeted time for the tasks of the team members

  • Support trade studies and RCCA activities


  • Due to US export control laws, must be a US Person.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years directly related engineering experience in the design, development, manufacture, and/or test of gas turbine engines.


  • Prior systems engineering experience

  • Working knowledge of ARP4754B

  • Prior experience using DOORS or other requirements capture and management tool

  • Demonstrated mentor and technical leader of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in a matrix organization to accomplish technical objectives under strict schedule constraints, including risk assessment, problem solving, decision making, motivation

  • Ability to investigate broad, complex, and ambiguously defined challenges, rally team consensus around the scope and approach to resolution and lead the team to resolution.

  • Capability to facilitate interpersonal relationships and resolve conflicts tactfully and effectively within Honeywell and externally with suppliers and customers.

  • Ability to promote customer satisfaction with capability to establish strong business and personal relationships with customers and suppliers (internal and external)

  • Ability to escalate effectively with leadership and cross-functionally across the organization

  • Must be results oriented

  • Demonstrated budget and schedule management skills in today’s EVMS environment. Direct project management training, such as PE academy, PMP certification, or other project management courses a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of IPDS processes and tools

  • Direct experience in military qualification with a US Army customer

  • Excellent oral and written communications.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.