R&D Project Manager

Company Name:
Job Description:
Company Overview:
Flowserve is a leading manufacturer and solutions provider of engineered flow control products and services meeting the worlds most critical challenges. Our products and solutions help move, control and protect the flow of materials in some of the worlds harshest environmental conditions. With more than 16,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence. We believe our employees are the key to our success, and here at Flowserve you can be part of a team known for its industry-leading talent, unparalleled portfolio and unmatched commitment to customer service. Our compensation and benefits package is among the best in the industry and our culture promotes recognition and rewards creativity, hard work and commitment. We invite you to put your talents and experience in motion with Flowserve today.
Flowserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Description:
Basic Function:
The R&D Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and executing assigned R&D projects, consistent with the strategy of the PMO and within the resource capability of the company. The R&D Project Manager shall advise leadership and/or business executives about the status and resource loading of assigned R&D projects across the company.
The R&D Project Manager will plan, direct, and ensure the successful outcome of R&D projects utilizing the assigned project teams, as well as standards, practices, and toolsets established within the PMO.
The position shall support the efforts of the PMO in identifying, evaluating and developing project management methods and procedures that are efficient, effective and meet good business practice, while maintaining compliance with Flowserve policies regarding the execution and oversight of R&D projects.
Nature and Scope:
Oversee and execute 5 to 7 projects at a time, as assigned by the Director of the R&D PMO
5 to 10 matrix reports (per project)
Responsible for managing a collective annual R&D spend of approximately $5M USD
Principal Accountabilities:
Provide project leadership that encourages team enthusiasm and innovation
Applies/Communicates project management standards and best practices.
Ensures compliance of project execution with Flowserve policies regarding execution of R&D projects, including, but not limited to:
o Ensuring the completeness of a business case justifying each project, and a project charter to define the scope and ensuring a high quality of requirements definition
o Ensuring that Gate Reviews are conducted according to the standardized expectations for completion by phase
o Ensuring that individual project budgets reconcile with the overall approved budget and forecasted R&D spend
Identifies, seeks approval of, and coordinates assignment of internal and external Flowserve resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives
For assigned projects, acts through the project core team to define and manage:
o Project scope
o Schedule
o Resources
o Budget
o Deliverables/outputs
o Risks/Issues
o Project documentation & lessons learned
Provide strategic direction to project teams as well as tactically handle the day to day project execution and communications
Collaborates with functional managers in the supervision of project personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions
Ensures that assigned Flowserve R&D projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting targets and expectations, and adhering to established operating parameters; negotiates changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines
Advises leadership and/or business executives at the highest levels about the status and issues of assigned projects
Work within an enthusiastic team to further refine our project management philosophies, capabilities, processes and tools.
Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:
10 or more years Project Management experience
Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
Excellent estimating, scheduling & budgeting skills
Ability to independently identify and resolve project issues
Proven experience in influencing and leading
Proven experience in risk management
Proven experience in change management
Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills, including meeting and workshop facilitation experience
Excellent team-building, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
Enthusiasm, positive energy and motivated
Proficient in project management software
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree a plus.
Certifications: PMP or other certification highly recommended.
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