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NPI Engineering Project Manager

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/25/2017 4:01:58 PM
  • 2833626
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Illinois, Florida; West Melbourne, Chicago


About Us:
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Engineering Project Manager will define project execution requirements, project deliverables, project plans and schedule, and will direct the efforts of an engineering team to execute the project. In this role you will also be responsible for coordinating system engineering, development, test and validation activities, and may need to interface directly with various internal stake holders.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Engineering Project Manager will be accountable for
planning, analysis and reporting of the NPI portfolio for Train Performance

In addition, you will:

  • Work closely with Program Managers, System Engineers, HW
    & SW Engineers, and cross-functional teams to plan and drive the execution
    of engineering activities
  • Demonstrated ability without oversight to provide project
    status, challenges and execution options at the CTO and GM level
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain a detailed project plan,
    work breakdown structure (WBS), scope definition and schedule
  • Develop project activity list and identify resource
    requirements
  • Be responsible for ensuring that engineering development
    efforts are completed per cost and schedule and meet the defined requirements
    and commitments. Demonstrated and proven
    track record of being able to meet or exceed project commitments.
  • Develop and monitor project execution costs and report out
    on the financial status of the execution
  • Define and manage mitigation strategies for technical issues
    and risks
  • Maintain, communicate, and update the status of action items
    for a given development effort, and ensure that action items are closed out
    appropriately
  • Prepare status reports and report project status to stake
    holders and upper management, as necessary
  • Work with the program manager and engineering teams to
    ensure adherence to the tollgate process
  • Be able to move seamlessly from managing an Agile
    development to a Toll Gate development
  • Provide ongoing guidance to engineering project teams to
    assure proper application and compliance of project management tools and
    processes
  • Prepare schedule and budget estimations and technical
    proposals for new project bids
  • Be able to mentor and/or train LPB Engineering Project
    Managers on how to prepare schedule and budget estimates.
  • Be able to manage multiple programs or an entire product
    line from inception to FMI.



Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a Technical field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in software development, in
    the Computer or Electronics industry with at least 2 of the five years in a
    lead capacity.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Project Management
    (Including; planning, analysis, and cost control)
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and
    domestically up to 25% of the time

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may
    sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
    opening.



Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven track record of successful project delivery
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills (Ability to guide
    and influence others)
  • Proven track record of building high performing teams
  • Strong technical aptitude including; applicable engineering
    tools and systems
  • Familiar with Electronics / Software Development lifecycles
    and processes
  • Ability to plan / schedule projects (Multiple, simultaneous,
    and varying complexity) to build, deploy, and test control systems for
    Locomotive and Railway Automation applications
  • Ability to prioritize and respond dynamically to a changing
    environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work
  • Railroad industry experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project planning software
  • Strong understanding of project accounting and finance
  • Understanding of estimation and budgeting processes
  • Experience with Locomotive systems and interfaces
  • Experience in managing integration projects with
    sub-contractors
  • Proven track record of the ability to effectively apply
    Program Management concepts such as: Scope Control, Risk Management, Schedule
    Management, Change Management
  • Experience working with and managing international teams
  • Experience with the design, operation, and evaluation of
    control and/or communication systems
  • Experience in system engineering, specification generation,
    and manufacturing documentation
  • Experience as an IPT lead
  • Proven track record of working with schedules within an
    Earned Value System (Integrated Cost and Schedule).
  • Full understanding of not only the collection
    of basic metrics like SPI and CPI but the knowledge to mentor LPB Engineering
    Program Managers in the use of metrics
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Locations: United States ; Illinois, Florida; West Melbourne, Chicago

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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