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Technical Project Manager

Austin, TX

Title: Technical Project Manager
Location: Austin, TX

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with a technical engineering background to lead the hardware delivery of a new and innovative machine.


  • Construct and manage project plans for specific workstreams in the delivery of prototype and production build phases to overall programme timing, to cost and to quality.
  • Manage deliverables, their tracking and monitoring, and the quality of completion.
  • Engage with stakeholders across all workstreams, the programme, leadership and the wider business as necessary to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Maintain records of issues, risks, assumptions and dependencies as they arise and are progressed, including leading team-wide communication and review as necessary.
  • Produce and maintain progress reports for tracking the above, including highlighting any issues or risks requiring attention, and supporting programme or business reporting as necessary.
  • Drive resolution of issues and mitigation of risks with the technical team, programme, and wider business.
  • Lead regular project and technical reviews, ensuring optimum communication of project status, next steps, and longer-term direction.
  • Manage engineering changes, including engagement with the Engineering Change Notification process.
  • Build excellent relationships with a wide range of people across the UK, Europe and USA, and be able to influence them to deliver on time, to cost, and to quality.
  • Demonstrate exemplary business behaviours to create a positive working atmosphere.
  • Willingness to "roll up ones sleeves" and undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.


  • Extensive experience of Project Management in a technical/engineering, Product Development or innovation subject area.
  • Technical /Engineering background is essential.
  • Product Development experience is essential.
  • Relevant technical university degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience of software, hardware and the integration thereof.
  • Commercial awareness with regard to costing of projects and their business impact
  • Experience of managing offshore teams.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Strong communication and ability to build excellent relationships.
  • Strong organisational & time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines in a calm and controlled manner.
  • Resilient, persistent and enthusiastic; an individual able to deliver results to agreed time targets, capable of dealing with changing priorities.
  • Adaptable and self-motivating.
  • An eye for detail.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • A recognised Project Management certification or qualification.
  • A passion for product development and innovation.
  • Business & financial acumen and analytical capability.

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