Project Engineer

Project Engineer
(Direct Hire)  
Chicago, IL
Job Requisition:  6562
Our client is currently seeking an experienced, hands-on Project Engineer to join our Research & Development Projects team. Our client has multiple ongoing research projects in the areas of Industry 4.0, Supply Chain, Digital Twins, Future Factory, Systems Integration, and Cybersecurity. You will be part of the team responsible for developing and leading R&D projects to help America’s factories tackle grand challenges.
In this role, you will plan, schedule, drive, and communicate project status to the stakeholders and report to the Director of R&D Projects. Additionally, the Project Engineer will be responsible for assisting in the development of innovative solutions and identifying synergies across projects and matching technology development efforts with manufacturers’ needs. 
+Position Responsibilities:
  • Manage several technology projects from ideation and scoping to execution and deployment following gate process
  • Lead project planning and development of documents associated with project execution, including requests for proposals, statements of work, deliverables, schedules, reporting requirements and intellectual property assertions
  • Conduct primary and secondary market research to translate industry needs into project requirements
  • Effectively execute project work in alignment with Statement of Work (SOW) obligations
  • Drive regular project team meetings: capturing action items, owners, and updates
  • Regularly communicate project status to stakeholders with risks, deviations to baseline, and mitigation plans
  • Support project process operations and identify and implement project process improvements
  • Support other teams by contributing technical expertise to shape workshops and identify synergies across other institute initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned
+Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline preferred; other technical bachelor’s degrees will be considered
  • Two to four years of technical project management experience
  • Experience in a technical environment including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both company and company commercial and academic partners
  • Hands-on, team-oriented, and committed to the advancement of manufacturing technologies
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office and MS Project; familiar with Slack, Trello and/or MS Teams
  • Desired but not required: PMP, ScrumMaster or other Project Management certification

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