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 Engineering Project Leader - Mequon, Wisconsin, 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: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Industrial
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: 2547421 / Latpro-3604511 
Date posted: Mar-23-2018
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Position Summary:
The project leader is an entry level role in the project management office.  This is a role to prepare for project management.  Candidates will ideally have 5-10 years of experience in a new product development environment and should be fluent in the happenings in different phases of a project.  It is desired that 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 lines to 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. 
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. The project 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 performance of assigned projects within cost limitations & established standards. The project leader will be responsible for planning project investigations to ultimately create a proper work breakdown structure for assigned projects. The project leader will manages project cost estimates, and manage project 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent experience (MS and/or MBA desirable)
  • 5+ years of experience in new 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.
Desired Qualifications:
  • 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


Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mequon - Wisconsin

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(R) and Rockwell Software(R) 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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