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Project Engineer II

PointsNorth, 4 weeks ago
Engineering

Points North

Our client, a leading firearms accessories and outdoor lifestyle company is seeking a forward-thinking Product Designer to join their growing team in the Denver, CO. area.

 

 

 

Project Engineer II

 

Job Description:

The roles and responsibilities of the Project Engineer II include but are not limited management of new products through the research and definition, development, documentation, tooling development, asset procurement, manufacturing feasibility, first article testing and initial production launch phases.  Directly interface with Product Managers for new product requirements definition.  Oversight of the design aspects of projects with respect to product requirements. Coordination with the manufacturing team for a seamless transition to continuing production after the initial product launch.  Maintaining project status notebooks for documentation, cost tracking, and management team updates.

 

Additionally, the Project Engineer II adds value across the entire organization by understanding the business need of each project and making decisions on what may be best for the project, often challenging senior stakeholders to verify project success.  This role must be a champion for continuous improvement and integrity within the organization.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Management
    • Direct and manage project development process from concept through initial production validation phases.
    • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Assist in the development of product requirements through technical expertise and coordinating across entire organization.
    • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues and devise contingency plans.
    • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
    • Assist in the delegation of tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
    • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team. Escalating to management as appropriate.
    • Plan, schedule and track project dependencies, deliverables, critical path, timelines and milestones using provided tools.
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
    • Monitor and steer projects towards successful completion. This includes correcting the path of troubled projects so that they are successfully completed with minimal disruptions.
    • Mentor less-senior Project Engineers in areas of leadership, project management methodology, applicable tools, people skills and navigating office communications and relationships.
  • Engineering
    • Assist with feasibility studies for new product concepts including marketing requirements, technical oversight/research and patent research.
    • Serve as a primary technical conduit between Engineering and other departments.
  • Support company policies, procedures, goals, objectives and good design/manufacturing practices.
  • Champion projects that require interface with co-development partners.
  • Participate in supplier development initiatives and represent the company’s interests when visiting current and potential future suppliers and partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel up to 10%; both domestic and international.

 

Qualifications:

  • BS in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college.
  • Design and/or Project Engineering experience with consumer products with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven project management experience including metric tracking, leadership and objective planning.
  • Industrial Design understanding and experience including form factors, aesthetics and ergonomics.
  • Experience in mechanism and mechanical system design.
  • Experience with plastic injection molding.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal skills
    • Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior with a solution-oriented focus.
    • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating with excellent leadership and negotiation abilities.
    • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, business development, branding/marketing, engineering and other stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to defuse tension among the project team, should it arise, and escalate to management when appropriate.
    • Strong experience presenting to executive team members and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, and all levels of management
    • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective.
    • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
  • Support a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Technical
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Flexible in responding to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Working knowledge of firearms and related systems.
    • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, SolidWorks, and Moldflow.
    • Advanced experience in plastic injection molding methods, tooling, as well as, other manufacturing methods.
    • Strong knowledge of GD&T and technical drawing methods.

Additional:

  • This position reports to the Project Engineering Manager.
  • Competitive pay rate commensurate to experience.Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance as well as voluntary short-term disability and accident insurance. Additionally, we offer a 401(k) Plan.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. The applicant must be authorized to receive Technical Data and/or Technology under U.S. export control laws.  Any offer made is contingent on the applicant passing a background check that will include a restricted party screening and, for prospective employees who are Foreign Persons, on the Company obtaining all necessary export licenses.  In addition, the applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
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    We are an equal-opportunity employer. Veterans / Disabilities.

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