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Value Analysis Engineering Lead
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI
Posted:
November 12, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Engineering
Reference:
WD30033305309
Job Description:
Summary: The VAVE (Value Add/Value Engineering) Project Engineer is responsible for the project management of the VAVE project portfolio, which is comprised of engineering changes on HVAC component products, which drive margin expansion for the organization. The VAVE Project Manager supports the assigned Engineers with the planning, execution and monitoring of multiple projects from inception to completion. This position ensures that robust project management techniques are being applied to each project during both planning and execution, and monitors each project to ensure that plans are being followed.
The Value Engineering is responsible for providing overall direction to the senior leadership as it relates to the priorities and project planning and accomplishment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include the following, but other duties may be assigned.)

•Manages and monitors project execution to understand, communicate and address changing project needs.
•Manages and monitors multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment.
•Responsible for the completion of assigned projects at or ahead of the target dates defined in the project plans.
•Develops or supports others in the development of detailed schedules and project plans.
•Helps project teams overcome challenges that arise during the course of a project's execution.
•Manages, creates and continuously improves upon standard work and processes for exceptional project management techniques.
•Quickly and proactively identifies and mitigates risks, resolves issues and leverages opportunities within each assigned project.
•Facilitates and participates in discussions with all stake holders in a positive and proactive manner.
•Works cross-functionally with Marketing, CMO, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Regulatory, Finance and other departments as needed.
•Works cross-functionally to staff projects with the appropriate resources at appropriate stages of the project.
•Works externally with various suppliers and partners as needed to ensure successful project outcomes.
•Presents results and progress to management and/or leadership.
•Responsible for monitoring all financial aspects of the project (estimated cost, planning, and staying within budget).
•Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Strong attention to detail is essential to be successful as a Project Engineer. A candidate must be detail oriented and be able to creatively solve problems while using the materials and facts at hand. Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility to work on multiple projects and assignments is critical.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited four-year College or University. 2-3 year minimum experience in Project Management or VAVE Manager. Background in Lean Manufacturing or experience in Manufacturing preferred.

Communication Skills

A candidate must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government regulations, and agency standards. They must also possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions, effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

A candidate must possess the ability to calculate values such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, air flow, heat transfer, and sound power by applying concepts from algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, differential equations, and physics.

Reasoning Ability

A candidate must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. They must also be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have proficiency with MS Office products, an understanding of Autodesk Revit, and show proficiency with SolidWorks including automating designs within SolidWorks using VBA. Experience with AS400 is a plus.

Other Qualifications

Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time to respective manufacturing locations to perform quality audits and follow up on the production of products.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A little about us:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries.

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