Project Manager - Manufacturing/Operations

Job Description

Organization: Portfolio Companies
Business Unit: Large Drives Applications
Requisition Number: 235268
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-New Kensington
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

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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Position Overview



Project Manager (PM) executes complete project plan on product or complex product type orders.  PM is responsible for delivery of product on time, high quality, and at or under budget.  PM executes projects from order handover (could include Bid Phase collaboration) to transition to Field Service/Warranty as single point of contact for customer, building and maintaining customer relationship as well as ensuring Best-in Class customer satisfaction.  PM ensures proactive, prompt and clear communication throughout project life-cycle both internal and external customer focused.  PM is responsible for all Project Management activities including development of overall project schedule, project plan, communication plan, contract management, project financial performance/budget, identification/management of risk and maintaining project risk register as well as identifying and implementation of lessons learned.  PM shall also manage the project scope and utilize the project change management process to evaluate and proactively pursue all project opportunities, maintain/increase project margins and control scope creep.  PM is responsible to continuously evaluate project resource needs, project risks in support of the development and maintenance of Project plans and maintain the List of Open Points (LOP) or action lists.  PM participates in cross-project, cross functional planning to resolve conflict related to project priorities, resources, quality, schedule and scope.    Overall responsibility for project performance related to Project deliverables (scope), schedule, quality, risk, safety and financial performance.  PM also leads project team in bi-weekly or monthly team status meetings, monitor and control of schedule, financials (incl. NCC’s), risk, performance, lessons learned etc.



PM shall take a proactive approach in identifying issues and risks within projects and take appropriate steps to mitigate and/or resolve within project team.  PM effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of Project Management as defined by PMI and PM@Siemens.  Intra-organizational cross-functional International teams; partnering with sales and marketing and all key internal personnel to support customer and business goals.






Demonstrated expertise in defining and tracking project scope, goals, schedule, budgets, and execution strategies in collaboration with project stakeholders (incl. Factory cross-functional teams)



Demonstrated critical thinking and business process mapping skill and a history of identifying and implementing process (business and/or manufacturing) improvements



Experience developing and executing Risk Management and Project Communication strategies



Demonstrated expertise in defining and tracking project scope, goals, schedule, budgets, and execution strategies in collaboration with project stakeholders



Manage Domestic and International Projects with basic understanding of Logistics and INCO terms


Successful Leadership of Cross-Functional Project team 


Proactive and Clear Customer Communications (Single Point)  


Develop and Maintain Project Schedule Develop Project Plan 


Develop Project Communication plan


Demonstrated Proactive Change Management approach to Projects 


Strong Stakeholder Management skills 


Customer Satisfaction (Customer Voice Survey) leading to customer loyalty 


Project NCC Responsibility and control 


Accountable for Project Financial Performance Identification and Mitigation of Project Risk  - Risk Register 


Demonstrated Lessons Learned mindset 


Executive Monthly Project Review Meetings 


Project Team Meetings (Minutes, Presentations, etc) 


Understanding of Project Logistics 


Adherence to PMI, PM@Siemens and General PM process (Q-Gates) 


Provide Support for Material and Documentation Tracking and Expediting Activities 


CMT Date Maintenance (SAP) 


Seismic and Torsional Analysis 


Strategic Focus on Vendor Management Witness Test /Customer Support


Adhere to Mandatory Project Requirements 


Support Delivery Reliability metric and system date maintenance (project & parts orders) 


All other assigned duties




Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience



BS/BA in related discipline required, technical preferred 


PMI (PMP) Certification preferred (must be obtained within 1 yr of hire date) 


Typically 5-7 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above 


Preferred experience in manufacturing environment  


Preferred experience in Oil & Gas, Power Gen, Municipal, Cement & Mining industries etc. 


Expected Travel - 25% 


Frequent inter-organizational and external contacts. 


Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Project, Powerpoint)
Strong communication & organizational skills

External customer interface experience


Ability to Manage mid-complex orders and/or multiple low-complex orders (20+ orders)





Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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