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Principal Engineering Program Manager

Company: PCH International
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Driving innovation since 1996. PCH is a global company headquartered in Ireland with operations in Shenzhen, China and San Francisco. When PCH was founded 22 years ago we quickly began making waves in China's product development and manufacturing industry as an agile partner helping companies produce at scale premier products more efficiently while keeping quality at the forefront. In 2012, those waves reached the shores of the California Pacific Coast when we opened our 35,000 square foot PCH Innovation Hub in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Our hub brings us closer to Silicon Valley, where we have been supporting many of the region's most recognized global brands and world-class Industrial Design studios for decades. With an impressive customer roster, we are growing our team. We are looking to recruit talented, passionate and driven individuals to our exceptional team in San Francisco. Our Innovation Hub is home to our product design engineering and development team, including mechanical, electrical and firmware engineers, program managers and operational staff. Partnering with our manufacturing and supply chain colleagues in Shenzhen, we work together to guide products from concept to the consumer out-of-box experience. Who are we? The PCH team is creative, collaborative and out of the ordinary. We take pride in our work and we have a lot of fun along the way! As an employer, we offer: - An exceptional team environment where we are passionate about our work and value our colleagues- A commitment to your personal and professional growth- A healthy work-life balance in a positive, open and inclusive work environment- Competitive compensation, comprehensive life benefits, and parental leave options- The opportunity to travel for project exchanges, collaborations and transitions- Monthly barbecues, regular after-work outings, and engaging in-house activities to foster relationships across disciplines and departments- Weekly lunches and a well-stocked kitchen to fuel your creative energy- An in-house state-of-the-art prototyping lab Does this sound like the place for you? Please read through the job description carefully and submit all requested application materials. We have openings at various levels of expertise and invite you to apply to the posting that most closely matches your experience level. We are thrilled to be growing our team and can't wait to meet you! The Opportunity PCH is seeking a seasoned and proactive Principal Engineering Program Manager (EPM) with extensive hardware program management experience across multiple disciplines (mechanical, electrical, and firmware engineering, industrial design, user experience, and manufacturing). A Principal EPM will act as an individual contributor on our most complex hardware engineering programs while also contributing to our studio's overall business objectives by assisting in the scoping, scheduling, and budgeting of incoming projects. This role will work closely with EPM leadership to troubleshoot project issues, assess allocation of resources and continually mitigate risk as projects unfold. A Principal may also act as a mentor to junior team members and partner with team leadership to support junior EPMs through the development process towards successful project completion. As a Principal EPM at PCH, you will:

  • Spearhead multi-disciplinary hardware engineering teams on our most complex product development programs
  • Work with leadership to accurately scope, plan and set budget for incoming new projects
  • Determine, manage and communicate the schedule, budget, project goals and deliverables to your project team
  • Motivate and empower your team to meet stated goals and deliverables on schedule
  • Exercise swift and sound judgement to make critical project changes as required, while assessing risks and controlling scope
  • Cultivate a relationship of trust with the client team via regular and transparent communication of project status, risks and issues
  • Turn challenges into victories by delivering high quality results on schedule and within budget
  • Be the champion for both your client and your team while recognizing and rewarding success
  • Contribute your expertise to our recruiting and hiring processes
  • Travel occasionally to China to collaborate with our manufacturing team on bringing a product successfully to market
  • Contribute not only to our portfolio of work, but also to our culture of inclusivity, creativity, determination, and fun! As a Principal EPM professional, you bring:
    • 8+ years of experience as a technical hardware project or program manager (e.g. consumer electronics, medical devices, consumer products)
    • Demonstrated understanding of project management best practices, methodologies, standards and tools
    • A track-record of shipping 4+ hardware products or sub-systems as a lead project manager
    • A degree in an engineering field, or deep knowledge of hardware product development principles gained through professional experience
    • Intimate understanding of the product development process, from concept to manufacturing
    • Comprehensive familiarity with the product development process for different disciplines and how they interact (mechanical, electrical & embedded firmware engineering, manufacturing, and industrial design preferred)
    • Extensive experience successfully planning scope, schedule and budgets for multiple large-scale projects and executing within those parameters
    • Strong public speaking skills and an ability to inform and engage with clients throughout all phases of the project
    • Exemplary written communication skills
    • Experiential knowledge of how project delivery requirements, issues, needs, and risk impact the scope, budget and schedule on a day-to-day basis
    • The ability to solve complex challenges on your own as well as sound judgement of when to raise issues to leadership
    • An area of expertise that will elevate our studio capabilities and dazzle our clientsIf it can be imagined, it can be made. At PCH, we push past the normal standards of customer satisfaction, engineering and manufacturing ingenuity, and what it means to be a collaborative team. We partner with innovative Fortune 500 companies and startups that are passionate about design, brand, and the consumer experience. We help guide product development through all phases of the product journey -- from concept and design engineering, manufacturing, pack out and fulfillment, to supply chain and inventory management. Hardware development is fast-paced and rewarding. At PCH we are proud to celebrate our successes as a team. If you are an imaginative, thoughtful, and open-minded innovator, we'd love to meet you.

Keywords: PCH International, San Francisco , Principal Engineering Program Manager, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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