The Project Manager is responsible for identifying winning solutions for ODU and our customers.  This role will provide daily technical support and expertise, in addition to leading projects from concept to design win to serial production.  The Project Manager may also provide mentorship and guidance to other Project Managers and Coordinators within designated AC technological team.

Your Tasks

  • Clarifies and answers all technical and commercial questions from customers and Sales Team (Customer Service Representatives and Regional Sales Managers), steering them towards the best solution for new designs
  • Evaluates project value, with respect to the business opportunity, revenue value of the project, technical feasibility, liability of the design, and amount of resources to allocate to the project with an analytical eye toward efficient, workable projects that are cost effective
  • Provides professional project management controlling skills, including project timing and coordination of all arising tasks (Full Project Cross-Functional Team), as well as leading the product development process to ensure successful completion of every project
  • Provides the selling price for new projects, including maintaining the sales margin in projects over the lifetime, ensuring proper turnaround time for quotes and profitability of projects
  • Collaborates with Product Management and Marketing teams to address consistent trends in projects, which may be related to an industry demand and require a special product development
  • Provides guidance for other Project Managers and Coordinators on projects with high complexity and supports the development of advanced skills in regard to technical knowledge, processes and project management
  • Creates and maintains work instructions (WI’s) as part of company policies and processes, providing a reliable reference and ensuring all are documented properly and updated as needed
  • Participates in and provides annual training for internal team members and new hires as needed
  • Collaborates with members of the Leadership Team to set and achieve goals and objectives, as well as focusing on continuous improvement of processes, systems and tools for department efficiency
  • Travels domestically for desired face-to-face customer meetings as needed
  • Responsible for additional duties and projects as assigned

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related Technical degree, or equivalent education and work experience, required
  • Minimum of five (5) years in engineering, project coordination or technical sales with electromechanical components
  • Five (5) years’ experience with interconnects, including daily interaction with customer base highly preferred
  • Able to read and interpret drawings and schematics
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, ERP and PLM systems, along with the ability to navigate systems and technology required
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, handling ambiguity and changing priorities as needed
  • A team player with highly developed communication and presentation skills with the ability to work with individuals at all levels
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to take initiative and find solutions

As a Federal subcontractor all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability / Veteran

Contact person
Ashley DeWolf

Director of Human Resources

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