Project Manager, New Product Development
Bolingbrook, IL 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall scope, schedule, cost management, risk management, and communication activities for the assigned development projects. The Project Manager also ensures that all customer and company cost, quality, and timing requirements are satisfied. Additionally, the Project Manager will manage the design process of new products for manufacturing at G&W facilities or third parties and will ultimately be accountable for the performance and results of project teams.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish and lead a multidisciplinary global team in the development of new and innovative products. Work collaboratively with all stakeholders (including Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Aftermarket Service, Quality, Finance, Product Management, and Marketing) to ensure the successful delivery of the project.
  • Manage the schedule, scope, budget, and staffing to ensure the project stays on track and within commitments.
  • Responsible for coordination of resources and completion of Product Realization Stage-Gate requirements.
  • Manage project risks through identification, prioritization, and mitigation events. Develop critical path analyses to manage the project critical path items, accelerate timelines, reduce costs, and/or mitigate risks.
  • Support the development of project management best practices, processes, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for reviewing projects and processes against the project and company goals for cost efficiency and reliability.
  • Communicate project information within the team, to management, and to other stakeholders through formal and informal presentations and correspondence.
  • Collect information for ongoing data mining and analysis to ensure effective problem solving, solution design, and improved business results.
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results, and project activity as required. Create/revise G&W standards as needed.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field required. Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of project management experience in a highly technical product development role.
    • Preferred experience in the development of at least one of the following: Distribution or Transmission power equipment, Protective relays, or Custom engineered industrial products.
  • Strong understanding of good development engineering processes such as lean product development, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)/ Assembly (DFA)/ Excellence (DFX), Six Sigma, and Lean concepts.
  • Experience with industry quality actions such as PPAP and SPC.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organization, facilitation, and arbitration skills.
  • Demonstrated ownership of tasks from cradle to grave, a "driver" mentality, and effective time management skills.

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. Together, we light the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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