Sr. Project Manager - Engineering

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Under minimal direction, the Sr. Project Manager performs manage and execute large engineering projects while working with cross functional teams. This involves the application of considerable professional engineering knowledge and skills to direct major engineering and site projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, executes and manages program activities utilizing cross functional teams within a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrates technical ability through the application of engineering skills, approaches, and knowledge.
  • Translate customer inputs into the definition of scope, budget and resource requirements for engineering programs resulting in the delivery of a program proposal.
  • Coordinate and assemble project teams, manage program budgets, ensure program milestones and deliverables are achieved through the management of the triple constraints of time, cost and scope.
  • Manage programs across multiple manufacturing sites.
  • Manage new product development introduction, manufacturing transfers, continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Develop customer relationships to help foster effective communication, establish project expectation and minimize project risks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of external customer, suppliers and internal stakeholders including senior management.
  • Identify program risks and develop risk mitigation strategies to maintain project expectations.
  • Identify, create and communicate change of scope requests to project stakeholders.
  • Instill leadership principles and accountability within projects teams.
  • Foster open communication within the project teams to ensure barriers to program success are removed.
  • Contributes to the on-time and successful completion project plans. Proactively manages change of scope, project issue and apply appropriate risk mitigation strategies. 
  • Develops appropriate and effective project budgets. Adheres to fiscal responsibility in project execution.
  • Foster open communication within the project teams to ensure barriers to program success are removed.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial, Chemical, Biomedical Plastics Engineering preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years of project management experience.
  • Medical device manufacturing industry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow and develop both Quality and Regulatory requirements.
  • Proven track record of proactively managing risk to achieve business and customer objectives.
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial planning techniques. Proficient in understanding and reporting financial program status as well as managing the details related to the financial status within the program.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong customer relationships, leadership skills and team building competencies. Must be able to distill complex technical content into brief, concise and understandable language when communicating status to management and the customer.
  • Demonstrated leadership – mentoring of junior staff, motivation of diverse, cross functional teams.
  • The ability to work with all levels of staff through all company business units.
  • Excellent problem solving skills are required.
  • Ability to work to a deadline and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

 

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.