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Engineering Project Manager


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Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Engineering Project Manager

About the Job

What you will do:

Join the Johnson Controls Valve & Actuator Product Engineering team as a Senior Project Manager.  Plan and manage hardware projects that define, develop, and deliver the next generation of Valve & Actuator products that our customers use to manage their buildings efficiently and safely.  The Project Manager will project manage all aspects of the product development including mechanical and electrical hardware design, firmware implementation, product validation and manufacturing.

How you will do it:

  • Lead high-performing, self-directed technical team members through the project planning process:  identify work items, estimates, dependencies, and assignments. 

  • Demonstrated experience with efficient and effective project kickoff and planning methods to create an accurate project plan and risk management plan.

  • Leadership skills with ability to effectively engage and collaborate with a high-powered technical team.

  • Manage Stakeholders from Product Management, Strategic Marketing, and Program Management to glean key strategies and requirements while maintaining focus on deliverables.

  • Strong Microsoft Project knowledge and skills.

  • Collaborate with other Project Managers, Program Managers, and Functional Managers to coordinate efforts and define and leverage best practices.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing to plan New Product Introduction of the products into the factory – demonstrated knowledge of relevant work items such as factory tooling, engineering change requests, pilot runs, first article validation, and transition to production.

  • Once deliverables defined, apply formal engineering process to track deliverables and risks to deliver high-quality product while meeting project plan.

  • Prior experience with both Agile (e.g., Scrum, SAFe) and Traditional project management and development lifecycle techniques.

  • Manage teams spread across multiple, physical locations.  Must have experience leading teams of at least 7 engineers.

What we look for:


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or other Technical discipline required.

  • Background in Mechanical Engineering is desired.

  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience.

  • 5 years leading teams to deliver mechanical and/or electrical hardware products from concept through manufacturing preferred.

  • Ideal candidate will have 7-10 years overall experience in a technical environment.

  • Windchill experience is highly desired

  • Agile development method (e.g., Scrum) experience strongly desired.

  • PMP certification strongly desired.

Who we are:

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran

status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process please email SpecialAccommodations@Tyco.com


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