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Product Development Project Engineer

Product Development - ITRON Washington, DC
  • Posted: October 09, 2019
  • Full-Time

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe.

Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us! Itron's Liberty Lake, WA location is seeking a Product Development Project Engineer to plan and lead the development and maintenance of our company's networking products.

You will lead the day-to-day activities of a hardware / firmware engineering project team and represent the team on larger cross-functional program teams, all of which are focused on delivering new products or upgrading existing products. You will be responsible for NPI projects from initiation through release to manufacturing as well as supporting current products in maintenance. Duties include: Assist in the analysis of product and technical requirements and the definition of project scope and objectives involving relevant stakeholders and ensuring the technical feasibility of requirements.

Work with your development team and relevant stakeholders to develop estimates for completion of requirements based on the best available information, intelligent assumptions, and identification of risks and dependencies. Develop detailed project plans to meet the objectives for scope, schedule, quality, and cost. Lead the day-to-day project activities to ensure that deliverables are completed on-time, within scope and budget.

Identify and solve problems that are blocking the team and the project. Facilitate meetings and other communications with team members and stakeholders as necessary to keep projects on track. Assist in risk assessment and management activities throughout the project.

Represent the development team as a core member of program teams. Measure and report project performance to other project and program stakeholders and to engineering management. Follow the recommended Product Lifecycle (PLC) management processes and ensure the development team meets their milestones and completes the required PLC deliverables through each stage of the project.

Experience: This position requires a minimum of 2 years related experience. Relevant experience: Must have hands-on experience with new product introduction (NPI) and support of electronic hardware and firmware products. Should have some working familiarity with various design and development domains including electronics, PCBs, firmware development and release processes, mechanical design and fabrication, PCA and unit manufacturing, hardware and firmware test, engineering and product documentation, etc.

Must have experience planning complex projects and leading development teams. Must be able to work in cross-functional project and program teams involving multiple engineering disciplines, often in different locations. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Must have solid organizational skills including time management and priority adjustment. Must be able to prioritize and divide your time among several different projects and activities. Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 online applications including Microsoft Project.

Should have experience with various engineering design tools, document repositories, bug tracking systems, etc. Experience developing and supporting RF products, networking products, or portable, battery-powered devices is a plus. Education: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.

Prefer Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering degree. Certification(s): PMP Preferred Travel: 1-10% Physical Demands: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment. #DICE Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com. #LI-JO1

Product Development - ITRON

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