Project Manager 

LOCATION: Irving / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1875 | JOB GRADE: 16 

 

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.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking highly motivated Project Manager to manage R&D projects, throughout all stages of the development process, according to respective PM guidelines.

 

Essential Functions

  • 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.

 

KPI/Accountabilities

  • Ensuring execution of projects and/or product is efficient and effective
  • Understand and Manage Project Scope to ensure minimal to no deviations occur
  • Monitor and Manage Project Budget; submitting PAF’s/PCR’s timely
  • Manage project/product risks and opportunities with Scrum Master/Project Manager
  • Execute project plans with Scrum Master/Project Manager support
  • Manage risk register items and escalate as needed
  • Ensuring execution of projects and/or product is efficient and effective
  • Understand and Manage Project Scope to ensure minimal to no deviations occur

 

Skills:

  • 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

 

Education

Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree preferred

Business Administration

 

Training/Certifications

Scrum Master Certification required within 6-month

 

Experience

2-5+ years of Project Management experience

Must have experience working with manufacturing, commodities, and supply chain

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WHAT WE OFFER
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.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas