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Textron Capture Engineer - Defense - Sr/Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

Capture Engineer - Defense - Sr/Specialist

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades through the iconic and beloved Cessna and Beechcraft brands. We are passionate advocates of aviation, empowering people with the freedom of flight. As you join our legacy as a global leader in private aviation, you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, expand your skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities, and build your career. We provide a competitive and extensive total rewards package that includes pay and innovative benefits to support you and your family members – now and in the future, beginning day one. Your success is our success.



Capture Engineer in Defense & Special Missions will be responsible for supporting the Sales team in the pursuit of new developmental business through requirements shaping, assisting the bids and proposal process, initial project planning, and managing product plans and strategies of internal development and customer funded programs for Defense and Special Missions related Textron Aviation products. This role may interface with all levels of management and with customers internally and externally.



Primary point of contact and responsible for building relationships with the customer, vetting solutions for their needs, capturing the opportunity, defining the project, and ensuring the product can be delivered on time and on budget

  • Manage product plans and strategies, coordinate throughout the company to ensure alignment of priorities and resources

  • Obtain requirements from customers, Program Management, Sales and interface with all Engineering functions to define specific requirements for internal and external programs

  • Lead all engineering functions in the development of concepts to provide solutions to mission requirements

  • Support the Bids & Proposals teams with responses to sales requests, bidding, and proposal input; primarily through engineering expertise, mission understanding, and experience with project execution

  • Plan and coordinate developmental projects in advance of execution start to ensure seamless transitions to the execution Project Engineering teams, utilizing the New Product & Service Introduction (NP&SI) process

  • Coordination with the Sales, Capture, Proposal, Technical Solutions, Program Management, and all other internal teams necessary to capture new programs.

  • Coordination with internal and external modifiers for mission specific configurations.

  • Maintain awareness of the market, industry, competitors, suppliers, innovative solutions, and trends to better inform product plans and strategy



  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering or relative field

  • 2 years’ Engineering or relative experience



Familiarity of both FAA and military programs and certification activitiespreferred

  • Processes and understanding of Design and can read engineering drawings and parts list

  • Ability to produce technical writings such as Statements of Work for internal and external customers

  • General knowledge of both Beechcraft and Cessna products preferred

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task in a very fast paced environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to influence without authority and exhibits managerial courage

  • Strong business acumen

  • Developing process improvement initiatives

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft desktop publishing applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Adobe Acrobat)

  • General knowledge of Cessna and Beechcraft tools, such as DDS/Enovia V6 (Beechcraft) and EEDS/Enovia v6 (Cessna)

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate internally and externally

  • Local and international travel may be necessary

  • This position may be subject to ITAR regulated information. Candidates must meet the requirement to access ITAR controlled information

Textron Aviation Inc. must comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations.  If a position requires access to sensitive information controlled under these laws and regulations, a successful applicant must be eligible to meet any requirements to access controlled information.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

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.

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Job Function: Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting: 01/25/2024, 7:18:56 PM
Job Number: 320648