Engineering Project Manager – New Product Development

at Manpower Engineering
Location Racine
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Senior Engineering Project Manager - Chief Engineer - New Product Development

Are you a skilled, hands-on Engineering Professional with proven experience and success in leading new product development projects and people? Are you interested in joining a growing, collaborative, fast paced organization who is fully dedicated to growth and core philosophy of ensuring their customers' peace of mind by delivering superior products and ownership experience? If so, this could be the job for you!

You will be responsible for planning and executing all product development activities including new product introductions, cost reduction, technology integration, and life cycle product support. The position requires excellent technical and cross-functional product development knowledge coupled with superior people leadership skills. This is an exciting role where you will have a tremendous impact on the entire organization!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management leadership for new product development projects including creating schedules, executing product development plans, integrating the activities of cross-functional team members
  • Lead major domestic and global projects, in collaboration with engineering and product management for new product development via the product development phase -stage gate process
  • Lead the transformation of product roadmaps and requirements into project scope, design and product realization requirements
  • Effectively manage the product development process utilizing the product development phase-stage gate process milestones and design reviews as key drivers of product development progression
  • Develop and lead Risk and Mitigation plans for projects
  • Manage attributes and decisions specific to any of the product markets such as make vs. buy (globally), shipping and logistics cost, bidding process, optimizing as-delivered cost of components and whole installed product
  • Achieve target product cost for the company and product life cycle cost for customers
  • Lead collaboration between departments to identify and harvest new product development concepts, technologies, techniques, standards and procedures.
  • Identify, evaluate and document "lessons-learned" during the project and communicate best practices and lessons learned to project team members on future projects

Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial), Engineering Technology/Management, Computer Science, or other directly engineering-related area
  • Progressive work experience in engineering, product management of equipment, machinery or other similar products
  • Critical characteristics/traits needed: strong business acumen, servant leader (humble), effective in managing/teaching/mentoring/coaching employees, naturally curious, disciplined, and collaborative
  • 5+ years of engineering project management experience with cross functional teams and global product releases throughout the entire product life cycle
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with experience with experience presenting information to various levels of an organization.
  • Lean tools understanding, development and implementation
  • Strategic view and problem-solving expertise
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), or related certification preferred


Our client is dedicated to being a preferred employer who provide a global environment with interactions to numerous cultures, career opportunities in diverse areas, a highly competitive benefit package, including a generous 401(K) plan, profit sharing, corporate wide bonus plan, educational assistance program, and monetary rewards through employee recognition programs. They look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, and have a desire to learn and grow. Their culture of continuous improvement values hiring individuals that are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and beyond. Please apply if you are interested in being considered.

* Please note all resumes and candidate information submitted are kept in the strictest confidence. No resume will be released without the candidate's prior permission.

Engineering Manager, Project Leader, NPD, New Product Development, Chief Engineer

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