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Project Manager 

LOCATION: Irving / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1191 | 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



The Project Manager supports R&D projects, throughout all stages of the development process, according to respective PM guidelines.


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • All Scrum Master responsibilities.
  • Managing multiple projects through closure which will require a detailed project plan complete with WBS, requirements, milestones, risks and plan of execution.
  • Responsible for scheduling necessary meetings with resources and stakeholders, act as a facilitator and provide clear documentation, minutes and communication to all involved with project.
  • Work with project team to create, update, and maintain master schedule with strong emphasis on understanding impacts, resource allocation and deficiency needs and time constraints.
  • Conduct lessons learned and best practices for project reviews.
  • Author authority for development requests for preliminary and full project funding as appropriate. Managing the execution of projects and/or working products.
  • Sprint Planning and monitoring; which includes driving estimations (story level and LSE).
  • Execute release plans developed with product owner.
  • Manage project scope to ensure minimal to no deviations occur.
  • Monitor and Manage Project Budget, submitting PAF’s/PCR’s timely.
  • Manage project risks and opportunities using Risk Register.
  • Conduct project deep dives to project teams and Senior Leadership when required.
  • Use JIRA to track and monitor team progress and create necessary dashboards or reports.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies


  • Understands development, design, and PMI processes.
  • Has experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and Visio.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and communicating extremely effectively.
  • Has a clear understanding and experience managing high profile, high risk projects.
  • Is familiar with rational and/or defect tracking tools (using Jira or Integrity to track and analyze defects).
  • Familiarity of SAP is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity of rail or transportation industry is a plus.
  • Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  • Entrepreneurship & Decision Making - Means to discover opportunities in challenges, seek profit and sustainable growth, make courageous while sound decisions and demonstrate a good business understanding.
  • Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  • Managing & Improving Processes - Describes the ability to plan, prioritize, monitor and improve work processes and allocate resources.
  • Strategy & Vision - Describes the ability to develop strategies aligned to the organization's vision, putting them into action and taking a big picture view, considering future influences.


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

2-5+ Years of Relevant Experience

SCRUM Master Certification required within 6 months

Project Management Professional Certification required within 1 year



From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas