Senior Project Engineer in Minneapolis, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

Volt is currently seeking an experienced, accomplished, self-motivated Sr. Project Engineer for a huge expansion opportunity with our client in Dallas, TX. This is for a direct-hire opportunity with a global provider of an integrated range of hardware and software solutions, consultancy and support services to the cash processing industry. The company is working with 230 customers across 106 countries, providing a range of high-speed cash sorting and authentication systems. The holder of this role will be a key player in an exciting and challenging high profile project with a multi-million dollar budget, targeting a solution for one of the largest financial institutions in the world!

This is a direct-career opportunity, located in Irving, Texas.  Relo is available for the right candidate.

Senior Project Engineer

The Position: We’re looking for a Sr. Project Engineer that will support the Engineering group to perform the activities needed to manage and deliver elarge and/or complex engineering development projects per internal agreements and/or executed contracts with our customers. This position is involved from concept definition to project completion.  Project teams typically include multiple disciplines (e.g. electrical, mechanical, software, and other specialties).  Coordination with various internal and external departments, vendors and subcontractors is required.

TheSr. Project Engineer will use best practices in project management to plan, execute, track, and report on projects.  A technical background is required in order to effectively communicate with the team, assess progress, and understand technical decisions and how they affect the project.  Regular reports and status are presented to management, including performance to budget, schedule, and the metrics used to measure that performance.

Sr. Project Engineer also requires an extensive knowledge of project management techniques, principles and practices to actively contribute to establishing best practices for engineering project and advises other project managers.


  • Proactively manage the activities required to plan and execute large and/or multiple complex development projects in accordance with the deliverables, time and budget. 
  • Adapt project plans to changes in business priority.
  • Recognize problems before they cause a project impact and act accordingly: identify the root cause, evaluate risks, plan and implement a solution.
  • Using a detailed knowledge of the project and the solution to be implemented, serve as the main point of contact on all project issues for both internal and external contacts.
  • Manage sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure they meet their project responsibilities.
  • Maintain cost control reports to provide visibility of project expenditures.
  • Maintain a project schedule document, ensuring all stakeholders are informed of status, as well as any risks and actions taken to mitigate these risks.
  • Maintain project files and documentation.
  • Chair and document internal and external project meetings.
  • Maintain a clear change management process so that all items outside the scope of the contract are highlighted and approved by the project stakeholders.
  • Assist and advise other project managers.
  • Contribute to department best practices for project management. Proactively direct activities within the engineering department, working as part of a team to effectively manage and co-ordinate resources to ensure the delivery of all projects.
  • High level of commercial awareness and business acumen, ability to understand the wider business context and demonstrate a commitment to supporting cross-organisational projects and programmes; able to balance the financial, quality, people and customer expectation and related risks.
  • Hard-working, goal oriented and with a high level of energy and enthusiasm; able to operate efficiently, effectively and professionally within a fast paced, dynamic and results driven business environment
  • Ability to influence and motivate others, mobilise teams and lead through setting a strong example and being able to give clarity of direction and purpose.
  • Provide clear direction to colleagues to facilitate the fast-paced culture and delivery of projects to tight timelines.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills with the ability to analyse complex situations; responsible and accountable for own decision making
  • A flexible and adaptable attitude, willing to accept and drive change, and able to work comfortably with ambiguity, frequent change and unpredictability
  • Be held accountable for timely communication of status or critical decisions needed from accountable executives
  • To be willing to travel and work abroad for periods of time for the completion of activities related to the Job Holder’s role, as required.
  • Always act and behave in a way compliant with all company guidelines and policies, especially those relating to values and behaviours, environmental health and safety, ethics as it is through living our values that we strengthen the culture of our business, and demonstrate an understanding of the Code of Business Principles.and codes of conduct



  • Bachelor of Science degree in relevant field. (engineering degree is preferred)
  • Minimum of eight years relevant development project management experience, including large and/or complex projects from Heavy Industry leading electro-mechanical hardware development.  Specific experience focuses:
  • New product development/product introduction (APQP)
  • Advanced Product Quality Management
  • Design for Excellence – Design for Manufacturability, Reliability, etc
  • Highly organized individual with proven leadership capabilities
  • Product Management highly desired
  • Ability to build out processes and bring best practices to CPS.
  • Experience planning and tracking a project from a financial perspective.  (Establishing and executing a spend plan, cash flow plan and payment milestones, etc.).
  • The candidate should be commercially aware, able to understand contractual nuances and have a good grasp of financial data and analysis
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, effectively communicates with the team, assess progress, and understand the impact of technical decisions.
  • Proven leadership experience directing senior staff resources, including project managers, project lead, technical and other business resources
  • Experience tracking and managing a large bill of materials through the development, purchasing and production process.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, including presentation and documentation of project information.
  • Ability to effectively manage team members from multiple technical disciplines.
  • Experience managing projects within a formal project management process.
  • Expertise & experience in project management practices including best practices for planning, executing/tracking and completion/closeout of technology development projects.
  • Experience working with international teams preferred.
  • Knowledge of an ISO and/or CMM (or CMMI) certified organization is preferred.
  • PMI PMP certification is preferred.
  • Working knowledge & experience with ERP/MRP tools such as QAD or SAP preferred.
  • Familiarity with the PMBOK is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, MS Project, MS Visio.
  • Expertise & experience interfacing with supply chain management and production/operations preferable
  • Experience in the cash sorting industry or adjacent industry selling physical products into the banking industry is hugely advantageous but not essential.

Key Competencies

Driving Results: The ability to focus oneself and others on achieving specific outcomes. Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence in order to gain sustainable competitive advantage.

Leading People:  Establishes a strong direction and a persuasive future vision in order to build a sustainable high performing culture across the organization.  Engages people with honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm; empowering them to succeed, even in the most challenging of situations. Communicates with clarity and conviction at all times.

Teamwork: Ability to collaborate with all parts of the business both internally and externally. Engages people with honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm even in the most challenging of situations. Communicates with clarity and conviction at all times. Decision Making:  Analyses and uses evidence to evaluate options before arriving at well reasoned justifiable decisions.  Is able to step beyond accepted thinking to create new business concepts

Business Awareness: Applies in-depth understanding of the value drivers of the industry & company, to improve effectiveness & profitability.  Creates sustainable competitive advantage by transforming the business model of the industry.  Understands agendas and perspectives of others, recognizing and effectively balancing the interests and needs of one's own group with those of the broader organization.

Collaboration & Influencing:  Applies in-depth understanding of the value drivers of the industry & company, to improve effectiveness & profitability.  Creates sustainable competitive advantage by transforming the business model of the industry.  Understands agendas and perspectives of others, recognizing and effectively balancing the interests and needs of one's own group with those of the broader organization.

Problem Solving:  Ability to analyze and interpret data quickly to provide relevant information for Management to make effective business decisions.

Continuous Improvement:  Support ISO 9001 activities and seek continued improvement of procedures and practices that reduce costs, while maintaining or enhancing customer satisfaction, quality, and service.

Change Agent: Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and to communicate clearly with a range of people at different levels of the organization, including the ability to liaise, explain and discuss complex issues using a range of tools, styles and techniques.

Please apply to position or contact Debra Brock at (316) 636-7823 for any questions and more details regarding this position.

At this time, sponsorship assistance is not provided for this opportunity.

Volt has been serving some of the nation's strongest companies for over 60 years. As a Volt candidate, you can expect the highest level of on-site support. We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our partners.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer