Sr Project Manager - Hardware and Software Development

Norcross, Georgia
04 Oct 2016
21 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Energy Management (EM)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Low Voltage & Products
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Senior Level

Req ID 156786
Required Education Masters Degree

Location GA - Norcross
Required Travel 15%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationaly for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Energy Management Division is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. The portfolio includes facilities and systems for the low-voltage and distribution power grid level, smart grid solutions and high-voltage transmission systems.

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Job Description
Siemens Industry is looking for a Sr.Project Manager for their Norcross, GA location. Technical program manager oversees the work of the technical internal or/and external teams assigned to his program(s) having electronics, mechanical and software content. The manager must possess good technical electronics hardware and software design skills and use the previous design experience to get the overall project planned and executed within agreed time frame. Main responsibility is for establishment of and integration of the project schedules, project budget and creation of PLM milestones gates in concert with the budget, team member's capability and in agreement with the individual department managers. The project will be reviewed weekly having emphasis on individual task performance to the schedule.  Participate in planning, creating and keeping up with budgets and implementing new ideas and designs together with the management staff. The process, Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) and establishment of Quality Gates is a must task necessary to keep project status visible. He or she must have a solid understanding of software and hardware architectures, mechanical design, PCB design skills, electronics hardware simulation skills, embedded software with Real Time Operating Systems as well as complex database concepts. This person will report to the Director, Electronics Research and Development and will have no direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities
The following are some of the main duties which a technical program manager has to fulfill:
• Lead the engineering requirements/specification efforts.
• Decide on a budget and plan the activities in accordance with the budget specifications.
• Responsible for all the functions, criteria and specifications as outlined in the Engineering Product Specifications assuring that all are met by the deliverable product.
• Capability to supervise tasks and activities of the technical team.
• Assure technical documents and reports are created and maintained and that all the processes are followed.
• Understand and communicate issues arising in software and therefore understand to a certain degree:- embedded architectures, operating systems and database concepts, web system architecture and object oriented methodologies.
• Understand and communicate the issues arising in hardware as well, effectively across all disciplines and to management.
• Proactive stand to problem solving (predict and know what to expect to best ability and assure testing is done to complete)
• Understanding of resource capability and ability to perform on one or more engineering disciplines (design, test, manufacturing) so to manage resource to its fullest to accomplish the tasks.
• Manage product transition from prototype to a manufacturing produced product.
• Assure that product meets all pertinent codes and standards.

Skills and Specifications
The skills and specifications of a technical program manager are given below
• must have a business sense and acumen
• must possess excellent technical knowledge in software, electronics hardware (analog, digital and RF) and mechanical packaging disciplines
• proven excellent managerial skills and leadership qualities are a must
• written and oral communication skills
• motivation of others to perform ¬†
• problem solving abilities and self motivated nature to get all tasks accomplished per plan
• Microsoft Project certification is desired. Use of Microsoft Project as a managing tool is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Education:
• A Master's degree in electrical engineering- MSEE a compulsory requirement.
• MBA is highly desirable.
• Experience should include at least fifteen (8) years of product development and having an experience to go from start to introduction of the product to market.
• Familiarity with C, C++ or C#.
• Demonstrated successful Program Management of people and technology for a product that has been released, manufactured and successfully introduced in a market place.

Not required but would be a plus:
• Electrical Vehicle car charging experience
• Wi-Fi or cellular product development experience/exposure.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, disability status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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