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Project Manager 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 1080 |



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!



The Project Manager assists the designated project team leader, leads design team via PM process map, leads projects with minimum management oversight, and is the primary customer point of contact.  Responsible for day-to-day project tasking and meeting project customer requirements, cost goals, and schedule.   Manages multiple, high complex customer projects.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for meeting assigned project(s), shipment, and financial performance goals; regularly reports to management on progress and performance.
  • Develops high-level plans to meet both project and product cost targets.
  • Responsible for the implementation of assigned new product development and product / program production readiness. 
  • Participates in or leads project meetings and design reviews, and tracks progress of day-to-day commitments. 
  • Monitors project progress vs. staffing plan and reports any resource constraints.
  • Manages the project's risks and opportunities; tracks progress and provides reports to supervisor/manager.
  • Aids in the development of new business by providing as-needed support for proposals.
  • Complies with and supports company policies and programs regarding safety, security, ISO, EEO, OSHA and the Code of Ethics and business conduct.


Technical Competencies

  • Ability to facilitate a technical review.
    Structured problem-solving technique and root cause analysis
  • Customer negotiations on specs and delivery with positive results.  
  • Negotiation skills for resources and priorities.
  • Waterfall Project Management methodology


Personal Competencies

  • Ability to recognize team member's strengths and to motivate to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to make quality decisions without negative impact on others.
  • Ability to delegate appropriately to the project team and support functions.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle internal negotiations for resources and priorities with positive results.
  • Demonstrates ability to guide teams through routine issues. Identifies barriers and involves appropriate resources to resolve issues.
  • Able to effectively convey pertinent information verbally and in writing to project team and others in a constructive manner.
  • Has strong listening skills, the ability to run effective meetings, and efficiently convey pertinent information to the project team and others. 
  • Has effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple routine tasks


Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree, Business or relevant experience

3-5+ years of experience

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What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

  •  Hybrid work in the office at from home after 90 day probationary period, manager discretion on 2 or 3 days 
  •  A rich, competitive Health Benefit plan including a wellness program that cuts your benefit premiums down to a fraction of the original cost
  • 401(k) Plan with a 50% Company Match for the first 6% deferred plus additional safe harbor and discretionary company contributions
  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Paid Personal Time Off and Volunteer Time Off
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays
  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Free Passes to Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium, Free Tee Times at local golf courses, and Free Gym Membership
  • Celebree Learning Center Westminster childcare discount
  • Exclusive access to travel, theme park and other attractions discounts
  • Automotive Discounts
  • Cellular service discounts
  • Special pricing on BJ’s Wholesale annual membership
  • PNC Workplace Banking and First Financial Credit Union member perks
  • Additional local business discounts

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore