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Director, Engineering Project Management Office

at Waters in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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 Director, Engineering PMO position 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.

+ 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.

+ Bachelors Degree required in an engineering or science field

+ 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

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 enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

External Company URL: www.waters.com

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Job Posting: JC201419602

Posted On: Jan 08, 2022

Updated On: Mar 21, 2022