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Project Lead, Engineering

Position Summary The project leader is an entry level role in the project management office.  This is a role to prepare for project management.  The ideal candidate will have experience in a new product development environment and should be fluent in the happenings in different phases of a project.  It is desiredthat the candidate as spent part of this time as a functional leader within a new product development.   In accordance to the Rockwell Automation Common Product Development process, the project leader will lead, coordinate and manage various smaller new product developments ($500K-$5M in project expense) or co lead larger new product developments ($5-$25M) through all phases of planning, engineering, testing, release and subsequent support. The project leader's responsibilities will include planning, scheduling and budgeting and leading cross functional teams under the guidance of a more experienced project manager.     The project leader will gain experience in understanding and in some cases identifying and coordinating external resources for product development and factored product acquisitions with domestic and international partners.   The project leader is accountable for results and is responsible for providing updates on project progress. The project leader will gain exposure to business and marketing strategies and will help optimize the performance of new and existing product linesto achieve financial objectives. The project leader will be required to gain and demonstrate product knowledge and gain and demonstrate an understanding of business objectives and processes.  The project leader will also need to gain and demonstrate an understanding of the portfolio planning process.   THIS POSITION CAN BE LOCATED IN EITHER MEQUON, WISCONSIN OR EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA   Essential Functions:   Provide project leadership of internal new product developments with direction.  Essential functions that the candidate must demonstrate a capacity for will include planning, resourcing, scheduling, project cost forecasting/monitoring, reporting and providing technical coordination guidance across multiple functional areas. The project leader must demonstrate a capacity to manage human resources (not directly reporting to them) and project finances. Theproject leader will define a project team's resource requirements which support the project's goals with respect to time, budget and quality through negotiation with resource managers. The project leader will be responsible for financial, applied technology and schedule performanceof assigned projects within cost limitations & established standards. The project leader will be responsible for planning project investigations toultimately create a proper work breakdown structure for assigned projects. The project leader will manages project cost estimates, and manageproject risks. The project leader ensures thorough familiarity and compliance with company policies and procedures.  The project leader appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.  Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation Information Network.   EOE, M/F/Disable, Vet  #techjob     Basic Qualifications  Basic Qualifications      Bachelor's Degree 5+ years' work experience Must have experience in product development Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening   Preferred Qualifications    Major in Engineering MS  and/or MBA desirable The project leader must be willing to earn and maintain a PMP professional certification Show capacity to lead multiple teams, partner with management to resolve conflicts and obtain resources for projects Proven ability to effectively communicate and give presentations to all levels of the organization and also externally Show capacity to direct resources, plan project activity, meet commitments and balance financial budgets Demonstrate a thorough understanding of product development process wither within RA or a related industry Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and contributions of various engineering and business roles within a product development process Technical experience with drives and permanent magnet motor developments is preferred     The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations toessential functions of the job will be made if appropriate.     Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 78775BR
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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