Project Manager 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4658 | JOB GRADE:15  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 



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!



Project Manager



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 tier 1 customer projects.      


Typical project size will be in the vicinity of $10M or less.


Essential Functions:

  • Utilizes and follows standard project scheduling and planning tools per KBC  Procedures.
  • Maintains project plans regularly and provides reports to supervisor/manager.  
  • Develops high-level plans to meet both project and product cost targets.  Reports progress to appropriate management levels. 
  • Responsible for meeting assigned project(s), shipment, and financial performance goals; regularly reports to management on progress and performance.
  • 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.
  • Make recommendations on changes or work-arounds.
  • Ensures that problems and issues are dealt with in a structured manner, using accepted problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Ensures appropriate corrective actions are taken.
  • Manages the project's risks and opportunities; tracks progress and provides reports to supervisor/manager.
  • Responsible for populating cost models and validating the accuracy of all cost inputs.
  • Responsible for execution of customer management strategy - works closely with customer personnel on project status, including technical or schedule issues, and pricing.
  • 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.
  • Resolves or escalates issues in a timely manner; often involves manager and project team.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with company's rules and policies.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules, guidelines and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  • Must understand and comply with applicable standards. ( i.e.: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and CMMI).
  • Maintain and safeguard business records.


  • Actively pursues opportunities to expand job-related knowledge.
  • Ability to understand operation and key performance parameters, as well as the processes and materials used to manufacture responsible products.
  • Ability to facilitate a technical review.
  • Capable of leading a team through structured problem solving technique resulting in correct identification and resolution of root cause.
  • Able to handle routine customer negotiations on specs and delivery with positive results.  Regularly handles internal negotiations for resources and priorities.
  • Ability to lead and achieve results through others.
  • 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.
  • Capable of developing and executing effective routine plans; identifying obstacles and issues and communicating to get things resolved.
  • 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. 
  • Resolves or escalates issues in a timely manner; often involves manager and project team.
  • Has effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple routine tasks and make quality decisions without negative impact on others.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree required, Business Administration, Engineering or related field of study preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in Project Management or related work.


 Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.







What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore