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Textron Manager, IPT Engineering – FARA Drives in Fort Worth, Texas

Manager, IPT Engineering – FARA Drives


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

The Manager, IPT Engineering – FARA Drives is responsible for leading the design, schedule, budget, development, integration, procurement, build, and team execution of all Drive System tasks for Bell aircraft. This position supports Bell's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Program, and is located at the company’s Ft. Worth, TX headquarters facility.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Drive execution of drive system design and analysis within the integrated program team environment.

  • Responsible for the technical performance, cost, and schedule related to drive system design, analysis, manufacturing, procurement, contracting, and systems integration.

  • Direct design integration activities, defining requirements and airworthiness in coordination with subject matter experts. Manage project deliverables, such as schedules and resource planning, and reporting status to program management.

  • Lead a broad cross functional team in the design of drive system throughout entire product design lifecycle including trade studies, conceptual design, preliminary design, detail design, engineering release, and revision change management.

  • Coordinate with the build team, manufacturing centers, manufacturing innovation, suppliers and teammates to improve aircraft manufacturability, sustainability and affordability

  • Responsible for preparing and presenting technical performance, cost, and schedule material for design and requirements reviews to program management and engineering technical community, including the Army customer.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required. Major in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.

  • Master’s Degree in one of the technical disciplines mentioned above - or in Business Administration - is preferred.

Master’s Degree in one of the technical disciplines mentioned above - or in Business Administration - is preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • 8 years of experience in aircraft design, integration, fabrication, assembly, test, certification / qualification and supplier management is preferred.

  • Previous experience utilizing design computational tools such as various CAD software (such as CATIA, UG, etc.), Mathcad, Matlab, FEM software (ANSYS, etc.), etc. is required.

  • Previous experience working with PLM software such as ENOVIA to drive product lifecycle is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing & coordinating multidiscipline teams including; engineering, manufacturing, tooling, MRB, quality and supply chain management is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience managing aircraft suppliers during development phase of aircraft program is required.

  • Must be a proven self-starter requiring minimal supervision, with excellent foresight and problem-solving skills

  • Must provide vision and leadership through both struggles and triumphs.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 289836