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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Project Manager II - Modular Power in Lynnwood, Washington

Project Manager II - Modular Power

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Program Management

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Project Manager II to join our high-performing Modular Power Team in Lynnwood, WA.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Our product line includes custom, semi-custom and off-the-shelf power converters and custom miniature (hybrid) electronics circuits for applications across various markets including commercial, space and military aerospace and fiber optics. We have been designing and building DC/DC converters, EMI filters, and special products since 1969. Our Modular Power solutions are offered through our Interpoint Brand.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

Job Summary:

Project Managers provide leadership and management of cross functional business, technical, and operations teams while assuming accountability for overall success of assigned product development programs. Program management responsibilities extend from customer proposal, to program inception, through the successful transition to production processing after completion of qualification testing / certification compliance and production readiness reviews. Program success is measured by customer satisfaction of the development process and technical solution, accomplishment of schedule milestones, and adherence to recurring and non-recurring cost targets.

Essential Functions:

  • Proposal Review

  • Review and evaluate technical and business aspects of customer requests for proposals and / or change requests

  • Support and lead elements of customer bid packages and internal project appropriation requests including coordination and review of statement of work, technical proposal requirements compliance, engineering cost estimates, and program schedules

  • Program Planning

  • Create, monitor, and update program plans in sufficient detail which define the required processes / activities of various functional groups to achieve customer defined milestones / deliverables within Crane process guidelines

  • IPT Leadership

  • Lead, manage, and motivate Integrated Product Teams (IPT) through effective utilization of personnel assigned to the project from all functional groups within the company

  • Coordinate sufficient in-house product reviews with various functional groups to ensure product designs are manufacturable and meet cost targets while satisfying customer specifications

  • Develop and ensure adherence to standard processes and procedures throughout all phases of the program

  • Coordinate with supply chain and operations team members to facilitate the new product introduction process and ensure program hardware delivery requirements meet customer and program needs

  • Customer Coordination

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers through frequent oral and written communication

  • Coordinate customer required technical and program progress reviews

  • Scope Management

  • Proactively manage project scope to ensure only what was agreed to is delivered

  • Ensure changes in scope are thoroughly documented and approved through a standardized change management process

  • Cost Management

  • Monitor and control program costs associated with non-recurring engineering activities during the Design and Development phases of the program

  • Maintain project team focus on the initial business model and design to cost targets related to recurring product cost

  • Schedule Management

  • Develop and maintain a detailed resource loaded program schedule

  • Ensure all stakeholders understand the program schedule

  • Prioritize resources and tasks to drive key milestone adherence

  • Issue / Risk Management

  • Identify, track, manage, and assist in resolving program issues

  • Identify, manage, and assist in mitigation of program risks (technical, schedule, and cost) through a standardized risk management process

  • Transition To Production

  • Facilitate a complete and orderly transition of the product from the program’s engineering design and development phase to full scale production through a standardized production readiness review process

  • Metrics & Progress Reviews

  • Proactively disseminate project information to stake holders (core team, leadership team, and customers) by defining, collecting data for, and presenting program metrics in a standardized program review / audit process. Metrics should be centered around program schedule, costs, and completion of program deliverables

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in Project Management or related project / program management type position, experience in hardware development and highly regulated environment preferred.

  • Proficient in Program Management philosophies and processes. Possess sufficient technical aptitude to understand design and production processes relate to Crane A&E products.

  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills, Results Focus, Customer Service Orientation, Action Orientation, Planning & Organizing, Teamwork & Cooperation, Business Acumen, Decision-Making Skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Project and other PC based office tools.

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.

  • This position may require access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US Persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or technical discipline preferred.

  • Some experience in a highly regulated technical field preferred, preferably aerospace.

  • Manufacturing Operations background a plus.

  • MBA or comparable advanced management degree

  • Formal training in Program and / or Systems Management (PMI or equivalent)

  • Experience in engineering product development and certification processes

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Visit our website at for more information on our company, benefits and great opportunities.

Crane Co. reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of accountability and responsibility. These descriptions should not be considered to be all-inclusive listings of work requirements.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.