Siemens Project Manager - R&D in Norwood, Ohio

Project Manager - R&D

Locations:Norwood, Ohio

Job Family: Research & Development

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Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives

Business Unit: Large Drives

Requisition Number: 225707

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Norwood

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Position Overview

  • Position Title: R&D Project Manager

  • Operational excellence in executing the oPLM process (Operative Product Lifecycle Management) with a heavy focus on project management and cross functional teamwork.

  • This position will report to the oPLM R&D manager and have no immediate direct reports.


  • oPLM project management and tactical execution of all R&D product development projects from milestones M100 to M300.Duties consist of oPLM team selection, technical management of project team work scopes, and identifying and implementing tasks/work packages aimed to pass through R&D milestones.

  • Serves as the top Norwood oPLM process expert per RO1003

  • Develops detailed, cross functional R&D project schedules.

  • Maintains responsibility of overall oPLM R&D timeline execution and schedule adherence for all R&D projects.

  • Conducts cross functional meetings with other departments aimed to clearly communicate the technical objectives of projects, identify and mitigate potential project risks, and perform project handovers.

  • Documents and organizes technical information in a clear way, providing assistance to both R&D and non-R&D oPLM team members on their scope of work.

  • Assists in developing the overall R&D strategy/roadmap for future development work.

  • Works with the Product Manager to drive the creation of requirement specifications for individual projects.

  • Executes escalation procedures as necessary to drive project on-time performance.

  • Creates features specification and test plan documentation.

  • Facilitates weekly department GEMBA meetings and coordinates internal/external design reviews for all projects.

  • Drives continuous improvement of the implementation of the oPLM process through process improvements, lessons learned, etc.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 5+ years successful experience in Product/Development Engineering with a focus on industrial rotating electrical machines.

  • Up to 10% travel required with the potential for some international travel.

  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills with a background in cross functional teams.

  • Ability to lead and organize small groups of technical experts and provide direction as needed.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of project management principles and overall financial KPI’s as they affect new product development.

  • Ability to multi task and jump around multiple projects and areas of knowledge quickly.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Preferred technical experience in three phase induction motors, electric motor manufacturing and large rotating equipment.

  • Preferred experience managing large complex projects and cross functional groups.

  • Preferred knowledge of large electrical motor design and related technical problem solving.


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