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Project Manager - Houston, TX 77061

Kelly Engineering Resources
Houston, TX 77002
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Direct hire opportunity!

The Project Manager is responsible for driving NPD project-level accountability and coordinating adherence to project milestones with the ultimate objective of delivering projects per schedule, within budget. The Project Manager performs a variety of tasks including but not limited to coordinating all resources and stakeholders, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying sound engineering design knowledge as well as project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques combined with  NPD launch methodology to deliver projects.

The NPD Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Responsible for delivering new product developments in accordance with the New Product Development (NPD) Process, a process designed to manage and steer products through the product development cycle.
Develop project plans as per NPD process, and apply Project Management skills to drive assigned NPD projects for business. This includes developing and maintaining regular cross functional meeting and reporting progress in standard form and as per cadence.
Define the scope of the project in collaboration with management and technical leads
Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
Review the project schedule and budget with management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule and budget as required
Execute the project according to the project plan
Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
Perform as a technical resource as needed based on career experience
Assist in keeping the monthly decks updated, metrics charts updated, and actions plans reviewed and updated in timely manner.
Assist in managing engineering testing and prototyping setup.
Coordinate the entire product development process from beginning to end
Review and become familiar with product specifications on assigned projects
Coordinate with various departments (Sales, Marketing, Engineering, IT, Manufacturing) to fulfill project requirements
Coordinate Milestone and Gate Exits and ensure high quality for key deliverables
Run key meetings and coordinate major milestone events (Design Reviews, Concept Brainstorming, etc.)
Stay focused on the critical path items/leading indicators for various NPD projects and drive proper action plan around them along with the support of the team members
Mange project risks and mitigation planning


3 to 5 years engineering design and 2 years of project management experience in mechanical/electrical products
BS in engineering required
Strong technical background in mechanical, electrical or similar engineering field
Project development management of instrumentation or battery powered devices containing firmware
New Product Development Process experience
Knowledge of Microsoft software products (Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
Strong experience managing projects using recognized project management tools.
Ability to prioritize tasks while being flexible to the dynamic needs and changes of management and customers
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (optional)
Demonstrated experience in leading project teams that deliver successful results
High level of interpersonal skills, capable of working within a cross-functional team environment
Detail oriented and self-motivated, excellent communication and presentation skills
Some experience in project management in the areas of hardware, software/firmware development is preferred

Why Kelly®?
Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]]


Posted: 2020-05-30 Expires: 2023-04-10

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