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Project Manager - R & D Software/Hardware

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Large Drives
Requisition Number: 226153
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-New Kensington
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Job Description:

Position Overview
The SR Project Manager will be responsible for establishing and managing the project budget, developing and managing the project schedule and delivering the committed requirements all while managing product quality.

The SR Project Manager owns the success of the project team and will be responsible to report the progress to management. They will be the “face” of the project.

The SR Project Manager will utilize the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process to manage the development projects.

The SR Project Manager will interface with various people/functions within the company including Product Management, Procurement, Operations Engineering, Customer Service, R&D Engineers, R&D Test Technicians and Quality Assurance. The candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a diverse global R&D team.

The SR Project Manager needs to have a technical engineering background so they are able to ask the engineers the right questions and participate in requirements analysis, requirements breakdown, design discussions, test planning, product cost analysis, etc.

The SR Project Manager will not be performing design activities himself/herself but they must have a solid understanding of new product development projects and be able to understand the product, the applications, end user needs and be able to motivate, challenge and lead the engineers.

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic, results driven individual with excellent people skills, communication skills and motivation to “get things done"

Leads and guides a multi-discipline team within a project to meet product requirements, cost targets and product features, while ensuring a high quality design is release on-time to support project milestone and project budget.  Develops project/program plan and schedule on very complex projects or programs.   


Guides project/program management activities (defining scheduling, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource management activities) for very complex projects or programs.

Guides the technical review of system design and documentation.

May develop client relationship and sales opportunities

Required Knowledge

BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas.
PMP Certification is preferred.

Knowledge and Experience:
Typically 10 + years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.5+ years of formal Project Management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • PM@Siemens or PMP certification
  • Proven track record of completing projects on time, on budget, and satisfying all performance/quality requirements
  • Fluent in MS Projects
  • Excellent analytical skills; Ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle including Agile development
  • Experience with Risk Management – opportunities, risk mitigation, appropriate planning to reduce impact of potential risks etc. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion
  • Highly dynamic, flexible and adaptable personality.
  • Able to work with a diverse group of people as well as, a geographically distributed team
  • Able to manage multiple projects
  • Experience in a R&D environment
  • Experience with managing Design to Cost projects
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience in a software development environment
  • Experience with industry standard tools/processes used to manage Agile software development projects
  • Experience with hardware development projects
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • International project management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge & experience with MV variable frequency drives is preferred


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