Feature Project Coordinator Job

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR


Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacturing, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.


Requisition Summary

The Vehicle Integration team is responsible for managing the comprehensive portfolio of integrated technology and features within the vehicle. The team provides written and visual communication to the organization describing the intended behavior of the vehicle to support product definition and development. The Kenworth Vehicle Integration team is looking for a feature project coordinator to streamline all engineering scope inputs from multiple sources into packaged projects.

The role will be responsible for checking quality of incoming scope requests, bundling relevant software scope items together, and managing the database of software-related requests in an agile manner. In this position, the Feature Project Coordinator will gather relevant input from multiple stakeholders, manage scope change processes and scope change requests, and support teams to negotiate their needs to implement projects on time.



Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of software scope and scope management of major projects

  • Maintain awareness of and balance among overall inter-program scope details

  • Coordinate with Product Planning, Embedded Engineering, Global Connected Services, and ITD divisions to understand the voice of the customer and business decisions

  • Process incoming requests for current and future advanced development projects

  • Support and manage scope change request processes

  • Host V-Cycle estimations exercises and collaboration sessions for initial portfolio creation

  • Support and provide feedback during effort estimation processes and integration plans

  • Work closely with all identified stakeholders across multiple time zones to set scoping schedules and deadlines

  • Plan functional requirements specification drafts to support downstream teams

  • Groom the backlog of pending scope items for quality and completeness

  • Prioritize project and program content with program managers and engineering leads

  • Report on scope item statuses and escalate issues to management and leadership

  • Establish and maintain dashboards for project tracking and presentations

  • Update and manage corporate process specifications

  • Develop new ways of working in new tools in common with multiple divisions and teams (e.g. Doors Next Gen, Rational Team Concert, Tableau)



Qualifications and Skills

  • 2+ years of experience in engineering fields, particularly in the automotive industry

  • Experience in project management or equivalent certification (e.g. PMP)

  • Experience in systems engineering methodologies

  • Experience in agile, scrum, and waterfall development practices

  • Experience in authoring technical requirements (S.M.A.R.T.)

  • Experience in IBM Doors Next Gen or requirements management databases

  • Focus on interdepartmental communication

  • Presentation skills for technical and executive audiences

  • Development of program-wide schedules, milestones, and action plans

  • Capability of organizing and balancing large sums of data


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more



Additional Job Board Information


At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for  Feature Portfolio Coordinator is $78,100 - $122,300 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.



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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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