project manager

Department:  Engineering

Reports To:  CEO

Revision Date:  04/2/18

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Position Overview:

The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the design, fabrication and delivery of a specific, custom neutron generator product.   This leadership function includes developing and maintaining the planned schedule, budget and resources required for on-time delivery by coordinating the various activities required in research, product development, and supply chain, including responsibility for conformance to the applicable safety and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works effectively with other functional managers, developing coherent, achievable project plans, schedules and milestones.
  • Defines measurable milestones (phases), implementation schedules, technical and schedule risks with mitigation plans and cost estimates for the project.
  • Ensures completion of these deliverables and the adherence to timelines; tracks milestones and timelines across projects and makes alterations when necessary to meet expectations.
  • Manages, facilitates and organizes the signoff of project milestones (including the project plan, schedule, requirements, risk/hazard management, design documentation, test plans, design reviews, engineering tests, verification/validation tests, standards/regulatory certifications, clearances and product launch plans).
  • Ensures project documentation and project processes conform to regulatory requirements.
  • Effectively organizes and coordinates project meetings or communications within the required project teams which will includes other departments as it relates to the project.
  • Detects program execution obstacles that potentially affect performance and/or the ability to meet agreed upon deliverables and takes timely preventative or corrective action to obviate them.
  • Ensures that project files are maintained in accordance with procedures and processes.
  • Analyzes short and long-term project and company resource needs.
  • Manages and maintains outsourcing relationships as needed.
  • Communicates regularly with management regarding the status of current projects. Obtains management guidance and approval as required to advance initiatives.
  • Ensures safety and quality considerations and requirements are pro-actively addressed and implemented in product design.
  • Coaches and mentors Project Managers/Engineers as required.
  • Participates in development of product strategy, product and business plans, and marketing requirements using industry and market experience and technical knowledge.
  • Instills quality-focused, results oriented attitude within the team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or comparable technical degree. Suitable work experience in a technically related field may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a technical industry, preferably leading an engineering team with responsibility for meeting strict deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Excellent group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment. Good customer relations skills.
  • Strong project management skills demonstrated in a technical field such as scientific instrumentation, medical equipment or related industry. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, tools, and software.
  • Experience in business processes such as product development, product release and quality control.
  • Solid understanding of the use of engineering tools such as solid works, version control and defect tracking systems
  • Experience in assessing and delivering to customer requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Good computer skills, including the use of standard office software programs including spreadsheet, word-processing, and project management applications.

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