Director, Engineering Project Management Office

at TA Instruments in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Director, Engineering Project Management Office
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US-DE-New Castle
Regular Full-Time

TA Instruments-Waters LLC is a world leading Scientific Instrumentation company with a focus on Material Characterization Electric Cars, 3D Printing, better batteries, making materials more recyclable, space suits, candy that melts in your mouth and not your hands, paint that goes on smooth and dries without streaks, even ensuring your French fries have the perfect crunch to them.... What do these all have in common? Material Science! Our instruments are pivotal in designing materials used in every aspect of life.
The Senior Project Managerposition is a highly visible role responsible for leading strategically important, mission critical programs in a matrixed organization to deliver next generation products in the marketplace.

This position will lead a team of Project managers along with leading cross functional teams that execute delivery of comprehensive integrated system to customers. He or she will manage potential business partnerships and collaborations with the goal of providing our customers with industry leading products.


Typical tasks of the position include, but are not limited to


Create project plans that drive successful, measurable project execution: Ensure technical feasibility, financial viability, risk assessment and schedule are well understood by stakeholders. Actively manage risks to identify changes and mitigation strategies.
Act as the single point of contact for the project: Develop a project communication plan and ensure execution to the plan, resulting in professional and consistent communication with the stakeholders. Organize and facilitate project reviews that ensure key stakeholders are presented with accurate and concise information to make decisions.
Influence others to ensure successful delivery: frequently collaborate with other departments such as manufacturing, R&D, operations, quality and sales and lead with influence to ensure the success of your project. Develop a sense of urgency in stakeholders while also building a solid foundation for future collaboration.
Lead project analysis on resource, schedule & budget planning, and risk assessment: Monitor and report out to stakeholders on project costs, status, quality; escalate issues when necessary.
Collaborate with resource managers to ensure appropriate staffing on projects: Influence and make decisions about scope, schedule, and resources for project.
Drive process and tool improvement efforts: Drive continuous improvement through successful lessons learned activities on your project that result in appropriate process or tool changes. Lead initiatives to help the organization operate more efficiently and effective. Be passionate about continuous improvement.
Provides mentorship and direction to colleagues within and outside the PMO.


The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that would include the following


A recognized project management qualification (e.g., PMP) with a minimum of 8+ years of project management experience in product development or an engineering background.
Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and leadership skills
Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
Knowledge of product development processes as well as an understanding of manufacturing processes
Experience interfacing with operations/manufacturing, engineering/design, and marketing


Company Description


Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to... For full info follow application link.

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Job Posting: 892361

Posted On: Jan 05, 2022

Updated On: Feb 04, 2022