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Embedded Engineering Platform Project Manager Job

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Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Renton, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a Platform Project Manager.  This position will manage a project that is establishing a global embedded systems platform led by the PACCAR Embedded Engineering department.  This platform will allow PACCAR to maximize features and quality through embedded systems and software component re-use across multiple truck model variants and programs.  The successful candidate must coordinate between Kenworth and Peterbilt Program Management teams and the Embedded Engineering product development team in terms of schedule and status reporting.  The ideal candidate will be able to aggregate status information from multiple engineering teams in a clear and concise manner that can be provided to Program Managers and Senior Management. Therefore excellent verbal and written communications skills and organization abilities are required.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Maintain cost, timing, schedule, and supplier interface as it pertains to the embedded systems platform.
  • Responsible for change management to track decisions and communicate the impact of request to each model variant and program.
  • Owns the RASIC and communication plan both internal and external to Embedded Engineering.
  • Responsible for platform project risk assessment and mitigation tracking.
  • Coordinates with Program Managers regarding the needs of their programs from the platform project.
  • Coordinates platform deliverables across all Embedded Engineering Department teams such as Controls Function Design, Prototyping, E/E Architecture, Technical Requirements Specifications, Hardware Development, Software Development, Software Release, and Programming & Diagnostics.
  • Provide weekly and monthly status reports to each program or organization.
  • Lead weekly team meetings and coordination of management report outs.
  • Own platform content for Executive Steering Committees, and speak to schedule, budget, & status stoplight charts.


Required / Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Preferred in an Engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibility in project development with demonstrated leadership success.
  • Prior experience with Agile Development strongly desired.
  • Effectively manage multiple tasks, take initiative, strong team player and problem-solver.
  • Professional and effective communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated presentation ability, including senior management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Significant experience with advanced features in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Experience with automotive or truck embedded systems and software is preferred
  • Understanding of Application or Product Life Cycle Management is preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Project Engineer, Embedded, Informatics, Engineer, Engineering, Technology, Automotive

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