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Principal Project Engineer
Location:  Saint Paul, MN 
Recruiter Name:  Haley Behrens
Phone:  (952) 641-3436
Job ID:  15426
Category:  Engineering
Job Type:  Direct Only
Minimum Experience:  8+
Required Education:  BS Mechanical Engineer
Salary:  $ 115000.00 - $ 125000.00
Job Description
Konik PrimeStaff has partnered with a well-established and very successful company that specializes in the design and manufacture of innovative fluid handling equipment.
Employees thrive in a "work hard, play hard" culture - along with shared passion, values, and commitment to innovation.

Do you like to hone your engineering, leadership and problem-solving skills every day? Do you have the grit it takes to manage projects from concept to completion?
Our client is looking for an experienced Project Engineer who enjoys managing projects at all stages. This is a fast-growing company where you will be empowered to complete high quality product development projects while wearing multiple hats.

  • Develop detailed product development project plans, understand technical feasibility and project risk, meet cost targets, coordinate resources, and meet time restraints on multiple product development projects.
  • Effectively manage changes in project scope, schedule and cost.
  • Understand and embrace roles of interdepartmental peers to lead projects using the stage gate product development system.
  • With little management and guidance, assert creative and technical influence using sound judgment concepts, theories, and principles to shape new electro-mechanical products.
  • Facilitate project meetings, error on over communication.
  • Identify areas of technical project risk and elevate as appropriate before the consumption of time and resources.
  • Conduct cost benefit analysis where appropriate to determine best course of action.
  • Interface with suppliers, vendors, consultants and customers to achieve product development goals.
  • Act as an active member of the engineering department to foster teamwork.
  • Use engineering judgment, concepts and theories.
  • Document and help seek intellectual property protection on qualified new products.
  • Provide project status updates to the Engineering Manager and others in leadership.
Job Requirements

  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 10+ years of mechanical engineering experience related to new product development.
  • 3-5 years of project management experience amongst multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience managing a project by using the stage gate/phase gate system.
  • Experience with AutoCAD software.
  • Familiarity with project management tools / software.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce cooperation and gain cross department commitment from senior management.
  • Have a broad understanding of practices in many disciplines such as industrial and consumer level electromechanical product design.
Konik PrimeStaff is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.
Konik PrimeStaff has been a leader in the technical staffing industry for more than 40 years, providing the fastest and easiest link between employees and employers. Konik PrimeStaff has specialized in placing professional, qualified personnel in Minnesota and western Wisconsin businesses since its inception and maintains a strong commitment to customer service

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