Position Summary: Responsible to lead, manage, and provide technical direction to a product development engineering team for a major product, system, or program. Defines plans, monitors and controls scope, costs, schedule and technical performance; coordinates the technical effort and establishes operational plans to accomplish program objectives. Essential Functions: 1. Define plans and monitor costs (non‐recurring and recurring), schedule and technical performance for a major product development and/or core engineering project or multiple projects. Implement on‐going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems, maintaining effort within defined scope, cost and schedule constraints. May act as a Control Account Manager (CAM) for projects applying Earned Value Management (EVM). 2. Makes decisions on technical priorities or design alternatives for projects within the team’s scope. Acts as the primary technical contact on team or project performance and as an advisor to engineering or business unit leadership. Represents the organization as the technical liaison in providing solutions to customer problems. 3. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assure customer needs are identified and addressed. 4. Implement and maintain consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures and reporting systems (e.g. implement Winovation; structured product development processes and gate reviews; engineering change flow down; knowledge databases). Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard Parker intellectual property. 5. Develop and analyze the operating budget; projects and plans for future needs (e.g. workforce planning; introduction of new technologies). Monitor and manage conformance to contractual, schedule and cost performance elements. Provide cost input for business proposals. 6. Manage technical project execution within budget and schedule constraints using project management processes and tools. 7. Compile engineering cost and schedule data and identify opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost and/or schedule to improve engineering productivity. Provide feedback to the team on performance to engineering cost targets. 8. Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present Parker product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements. 9. Identify and create technical training and development plans. Mentor or serve as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Maintain leadership and technical capabilities through continued education or training.
· Bachelor's degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline. Master's degree (MS or MBA) preferred. · Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through 7-9 years of related experience. Prior management/supervisory or project engineering responsibility of 2-3 years preferred. · Has thorough knowledge of the technical engineering discipline or domain, and products or systems. Understands and is fully proficient with project management, engineering documentation requirements, and engineering analysis tools. · Ability to apply knowledge of program management, the product development cycle, and understanding of cost accounting principles and methods (e.g. earned value management). Experience with program and design reviews and/or other customer requirements and industry practices. · Ability to foster teamwork and inclusion with diverse groups of employees. Ability to guide and develop the team by providing challenging assignments and through effective coaching, feedback, recognition, and skill assessment and training. · Thorough knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, policies, and compliance requirements. · Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Maintains open communication within the team and other business areas. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams.
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