Product Development Engineer

  • Fayetteville, AR
  • professional

Responsibilities / Qualifications

  • Independently plan, execute and direct cross functional engineering projects
  • Develops, defines and executes project plans, project scope, activities, schedules, budgets and deliverables.
  • Manages project initiation activities including identifying contractual obligations, client needs and goals, existing situation, necessary contacts and access to existing information as needed.
  • Identify, plan, implement and drive new approaches to problems encountered through adaptations and modifications of standard engineering principles.
  • Interacts with product development, sales, client relationship teams, technology solutions, service delivery and/or other cross-functional teams.
  • Manage project on a cross-functional basis, which could include indirect supervision of team members.
  • Manages project risks, issues/problems and activity progress to ensure project goals, e.g., deadline, scope and quality are achieved. Assists with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.
  • Identify and track project costs, which could include capital expenditures and cross-functional expenses.
  • Identifying and resolve complex problems, both in project management and design and manufacturing systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, up and down, with matrix management experience required.
  • Independent judgment in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques.



  • Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2-10 (+) years experience managing multiple projects
  • Strong project / program management practice skills.
  • Microsoft: Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • PMP preferred


Pay: $60k – $90k (DOE)


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