Project Manager 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6427 | JOB GRADE: 16  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 


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.



Project Manager


As a Project Manager, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of Mechanical Engineering-related projects within the organization. Your primary responsibilities include coordinating internal resources, managing project timelines, and adhering to the overall Project Management process as part of the overall NYAB Quality Management process.



  • Drive Project execution using SCRUM principles to ensure projects schedules, budgets and scope are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure Project Quality Gates (Q-Gates) are held, and team delivers gate agreed requirements.
  • Predict future planned constraints across development teams
  • Manage SAP PPM Project spend and labor planned vs actuals.
  • Fulfill NYAB Project Management Quality process requirements for all projects.
  • Perform SCRUM Mastering coaching and development for multiple SCRUM teams to improve team overall development efficiency.
  • Conduct Backlog Refinement and Sprint Planning as critical requirements of the SCRUM team
  • Manage project risk and opportunity using a register.
  • Conduct proper project close out to include, project closeout summary and proper lessons learned.
  • Prepare and lead monthy cadence discussions for Projects and EMS Stories for their responsibilities.
  • Manage PAF (Project Approval Form) and PCR (Project Change Request) throughout the life of the project.
  • Ensure all Labor demand with SAP PPM is managed accordingly to the active project schedule.
  • Use Jira to track, monitor, and manage SCRUM team progress to include reporting tools.
  • Perform necessary project “deep dives” based on project classification.



  • Works effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Understands development, design, and PMI processes.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and communicating extremely effectively
  • Great Presentation skills
  • Has a clear understanding and experience managing high profile, high risk projects
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferred majors include Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management or Project Management; or related majors.


Base Pay Range:

The base pay range for this role is $64,720-$97,080 USD. The company reasonably expects to pay within that range, however, New York Air Brake considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.




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!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown