Solution Project Manager

Xylem Inc. Morrisville , NC 27560

Posted 3 months ago

Xylem |zlm|

  1. The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
  2. a leading global water technology company.

We're a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world's water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at

If you are excited and passionate about helping us solve water, we want to hear from you!

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Role: Sensus, a Xylem company, seeks to hire a Solution Project Manager who will be responsible for leading product development projects as part of the Solutions Team. The Solution Project Manager will lead cross-functional teams in our Morrisville, NC engineering center.

The Solution Project Manager (SPM) is an experienced professional responsible for effective management of all technical and non-technical aspects of assigned project(s) and project team(s) to successfully drive product solution delivery on-time and within specification(s). The Solution Project Manager must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the design, development and verification process as it relates to hardware, firmware and software components, along with the enablement of supporting processes and services (Systems Test, Quality, etc...) The SPM must be able to drive integration of all aspects of the solution and oversee development, test, manufacturing, customer support, and documentation and training functions. The SPM will prepare project plans and documentation in adherence with the XPD methodology. The SPM will serve as the champion of their solution(s), and must be capable of both inspiring and challenging matrix teams to meet the marketing and engineering objectives that are set. The SPM will also be responsible for being a champion of change management, as well as serving as an advocate for the Solutions team within other organizations.

Essential Duties/Principal

  • Lead NPI solutions through the full product development life cycle using XPD (Stage Gate like) methodology, from concept and customer requirements through commercial launch of the product

  • Prepare, lead, and document all Gate/Milestone reviews for each NPI solution

  • Develop and implement project plans in collaboration with the cross-functional team(s)

  • Track / Analyze / Report progress against project plan(s)

  • Assist with development of the business case and work with team(s) to prepare and submit the overall Business Case and Investment Request (PAR)

  • Assemble and manage the performance of cross-functional solution teams. Schedule and conduct regular project meetings to ensure that projects are developed from a solution perspective, including coordinating all cognizant organizations to ensure the product solution is completed on schedule and on budget

  • Document and disseminate issues, decisions, meeting minutes and action items

  • Use established metrics to monitor budget, schedule, and risk, and make recommendations for recovery plans, if needed

  • Responsible for detailed project schedules, risk definition and mitigation strategies, and communication of status and tasks

  • Manage and lead the internal teams to support alpha, beta, and controlled launch programs, and ensure all relevant teams (AEs, PMs, Sales, etc) have the necessary training

  • Manage product solution integration for transition from NPI development to manufacturing

  • Facilitate ongoing lessons learned and ensure lessons are applied

  • Facilitate with team Complaint History/Failure Analysis Draft- TTP Backlog

  • Implement and maintain Project Management sites and tools (Sensei, Seapine, Aha!, Sharepoint, NPI Dashboard)

Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience,

  • 3+ years of project/program management experience

  • Experience managing projects with both software and hardware components

  • Experience with Earned Value Management, Risk Management, Resource Management

  • Experience with Stage Gate, Waterfall, and Agile process methodologies

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) a Plus

Desired Job Qualifications skills:

  • Experience developing products for the utility industry, specifically experience developing water and gas meters and battery powered communication products

  • Experience developing products with radio transceivers

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.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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