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 Project Manager - Edison, New Jersey, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Electronics Manufacturing
Engineering - Manufacturing
Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2521464 / Latpro-3580049 
Date posted: Nov-08-2017
State, Zip: New Jersey, 08818


Position Summary:

The Project Manager acts as liaison between the company and the client through an entire project life-cycle from order acceptance by Rockwell Automation through to client sign-off. The position of Project Manager has responsibility for successfully planning, controlling and managing project deliverables for medium size, moderate risk projects.  To ensure that customer satisfaction is met, he or she manages the details of overall project schedules, and budgets.  The Project Manager manages the efforts of team members and third party vendors. Usually involves extensive interaction with sales, systems engineering, product development, and other members of cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products to clients.  May work at client site on a day-to-day or periodic basis. Monitors the project from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints.  The duties will also require proposal and estimate generation, client negotiations, contract review and sub-contractor communications.

  • Technical experience with AC/DC drives applications in an electrical systems, process automation or application engineering capacity

  • Familiarity with applicable electrical hardware requirements and codes (UL, CSA, etc.)

  • Familiarity with various aspects of systems integration (examples include PLC, HMI, instrumentation, networking, communication, power distribution)

  • Familiarity with Project Management functions such as customer interface, project budget maintenance, project schedule maintenance and project manpower planning 


  • Commercial awareness or achievement in a drive systems, controls engineering or automation related business.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, and work within a technical team environment, and managing a geographically dispersed engineering and project delivery organization and making effective use of collaboration tools and remote management skill

  • Capability to manage multiple (20-40) projects successfully and simultaneously.  Projects could range from small ($5,000) to medium and large ($500,000) and have a lifecycle of 4 to 16 weeks plus.

  • Ability to manage and report all financial aspects of assigned projects 


  • Able to work with distributors and customers for business development and implementation strategies

  • Excellent collaborative skills and ability to effectively work in a team setting

  • May apply complex and advanced project management and scheduling techniques 


  • Understanding of financial aspects of project management, percentage completion, revenue recognition, and project accounting

  • Personal commitment to excellence in every aspect of the business with an uncompromising stance on ethics and transparency, internally and externally

  • May participate in development of business team strategic plan

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or a technical discipline.
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years previous experience with direct customer contact and/or project management.
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years previous experience with AC/DC drives applications in an electrical systems, process automation or application engineering capacity.
  • Must be willing to work towards Project Management Professional (PMP) certification within one year.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
  • Rockwell Automation will only employ those who are legally authorized in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon a successful background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Qualifications:


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Formal PMI based Project Management training.
  • Typically possesses industry, application or technology knowledge relevant to assigned business or geography.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Edison - New Jersey

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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