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Project Manager

Tewksbury, Massachusetts Contract Job ID: 2110137189
Estimated Duration: 395 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager in Tewksbury, MA.

Job Description

  • Our Field & Safety Instruments business unit is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, upbeat Sustaining Project Manager. In this role you will not only lead sustaining engineering projects supporting existing products and processes, but youll have the opportunity to work alongside our diverse group of dedicated R&D associates working on exciting new technologies and products. Our products utilize the latest spectroscopic technologies, helping everyone from first responders to life science researchers do their jobs better. As a Sustaining Project Manager, working out of our Research & Development group, your main focus will be to work closely with Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Supply Chain, Service and others to ensure a continuous supply of high-quality electrical, mechanical and optical components, sub-assemblies and finished products. You'll combine your knowledge of software, hardware, electronics and supply chain with your excellent project management and leadership skills. We hope you'll also appreciate that our inclusive team is constantly in learning mode, improving and always looking to build a stronger organization.
  • In addition to having solid technical skills, the successful candidate should be adaptable, engaging and conscientious. A hands-on approach to working with multiple concurrent projects, as well as the ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment, will round out your experience!

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct the planning and execution of multiple concurrent sustaining engineering projects involving hardware, software, optical and other product components.
  • Lead multi-functional teams comprised of Procurement, Quality, Product Management, Engineering, Software, Manufacturing and others.
  • Apply knowledge of verification and validation processes, as well as basic regulatory compliance for electrical components and product safety. Maintain a learning mentality regarding components, products and processes.
  • Identify and proactively manage project risk. Develop project options and drive risk-based decision-making.
  • Develop and drive comprehensive, accurate program timetables. Successfully manage transitional activities while phasing out obsolete components and bringing in new ones.
  • Combine cost-based analysis with engineering expertise to find the best combinations of cost, product performance and customer experience.
  • Provide dynamic leadership to core teams and sub-teams. Delegate work optimally and efficiently to team members and support staff.
  • Support the analysis of customer requirements relevant to new components.
  • Support the Program Management departmental SharePoint site. Maintain concise, accurate reports of sustaining engineering activity and status.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the company's new and sustaining product development processes.




    Skill Requirements:

    • Minimum 3+ years technical project management experience. It's a plus if you've also worked with various formal product development methodologies.
    • Experience in, or ability to learn of, structured stage gate product development processes.
    • Strong understanding of organizations that design, develop and produce technical products. An understanding of multi-functional relationships and dependencies, and ability to leverage that knowledge to reduce risk and improve project delivery performance.
    • Outstanding project management skills including team building, organizing, planning, time management and risk management.
    • Strong communications skills including verbal, written and presentation.
    • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven ability to listen for understanding, negotiate and mediate differences to reach consensus while maintaining strong focus on technical and business objectives.
    • Awareness of DFMEA & PFMEA processes.
    • Microsoft Project experience or willingness to learn.

    Background Requirements

    • BS degree in a technical or business subject area
    • PMP certification or desire to attain
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and pass background and drug testing
    More Details

    PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

    Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

    • Health insurance
    • Paid holidays
    • Weekly payroll
    • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
    • Completion Bonuses
    • Training
    • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

    PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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    PDS Tech, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
    If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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    PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

    As a Federal Contractor, PDS Tech, Inc. is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.
    For information please click on the following link: E-Verify