Project Manager (Engineering)

Job ID 2022-2955
Category
Engineering
Job Locations
US-IL-Niles
Workplace Arrangement
Hybrid, On-site

Overview

Seeking a Project Manager (Engineering) that will lead and supervise the activites of Project Teams.

 

You will be responsible and accountable for the successful completion of Projects within committed boundaries and to organizational standards.

Responsibilities

  • Forms and co-locates cross functional Teams by negotiating with Department Managers to obtain necessary resources.
  • Supervises the activities of the Core Team in the development of architectural and requirement documents and negotiates scope of work and details Project Charter together with Team and Project Stakeholders.
  • Supervises Team activities in developing Project Plans utilizing standard project management tools and templates as outlined by the Program Management department, guides and resolves conflict, and coordinates estimation of project manpower and task duration to determine overall project timeframes.
  • Assesses and monitors risk in key areas including project budgets, schedules, and quality/functionality, and communicates risks to the Project Team and Project Stakeholders, approves project expenditures, and guides decision making towards budget adherence.
  • Maintains and monitors team progress against project schedules, project and product costs, and product quality by guiding decision-making and working with Functional Managers to identify and resolve issues preventing on-time delivery of deliverables.
  • Resolves technical problems by exploring alternatives, soliciting opinion, pursuing root cause, and coordinating experiments.
  • Leverages knowledge of organizational roles and responsibilities to guide project team and activities by effectively addressing competing interests or opinions.
  • Owns tracking, maintenance, and closure of key project activities and deliverables using a gated process.
  • Assures team complies with the new product development process and reports progress to project governance bodies.
  • Regularly distributes status reports and collateral for project and/or phase reviews.
  • Communicates final decisions to Team regarding direction and objectives in a way that maximizes buy-in and progress toward goals.
  • Negotiates and maintain relationships with outside partners in collaboration with Supply Chain Associates, including outside design firms, co-development partners, and vendors in order to achieve project goals.
  • Reviews all project activities at the end of a project, compiles project lessons learned, assesses project adherence to targets, and suggests improvements for the revision of the new product development process.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Engineering preferred. Graduate coursework is desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in new product implementation
  • Minimum of 4 years experience leading teams in a direct report or dotted/matrix environment.
  • Possess wide-ranging experience leading projects involving some or all of the following disciplines: Analog and Digital Audio Circuitry, Signal Processing, User Interface, Microphones, Earphones/Headphones, Mechanical Design, Wireless / RF Systems, Packaging, Software Engineering (Graphical, Networking, Embedded).
  • Demonstrated ability of working on complex assignments using techniques such as Design of Experiments, FMEA, or concurrent engineering
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results by exploring alternatives, soliciting opinion, pursuing root cause, and coordinating experiments.
  • Determines methods on new assignments and provide guidance to other personnel Leadership and participation in engineering design review processes.
  • Requirements analysis, elicitation, and systems engineering.
  • Experience with products requiring domestic and international agency approvals (FCC, ETSI, CE, UL, TUV, etc.)
  • PMI PMP certification or PDMA NPDP certification preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, building relationships with Stakeholders and Project Team Members that enable Project Manager leadership.
  • Strong Negotiation skills to influence changes to project scope and targets as necessary.
  • Able to exhibit leadership in situations without formal authority.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Project Teams through motivation, influence, and coaching of Team Members
  • Ability to leverage knowledge of organizational roles and responsibilities to guide activities.
  • Desire to continuously maintain knowledge of key disciplines (e.g., electrical, mechanical, acoustical, and software engineering; marketing; operations and quality) that allow for effective leadership of cross-functional Teams.
  • Experience designing, leading, piloting, or implementing alternative project management techniques such as Critical Chain or Lean / Agile development.

 

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