Project Manager 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2014 | 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.



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

  • Accountability to actively manage 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.
  • Input Project data into standardized Long Term Department Planning tool
  • All Scrum Master responsibilities.
  • 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.


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


Supervisory Responsibilit
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 Engineering, Project Management, or Business Administration
  • 2-5 Years of Relevant Experience
  • SCRUM Master Certification required within 6 months
  • Project Management Professional Certification required within 1 year

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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: Watertown