Senior Project Engineer Automation

    • Medtronic
  • North Haven, CT
  • Posted 16 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Supplier relationship management
Medical devices
Software design
Vendor management
Project management
Functional requirements
Project lifecycle management
Commodity management
Strategic planning
Positive attitude
Programmable logic controller
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Software deployment
Request for proposal
Health care

Job Details

Careers that Change Lives

Act boldly. Compete to win. Move with speed and decisiveness. Foster belonging. Deliver results...the right way. That's the Medtronic Mindset - our cultural norms. Our brand is rooted in action, not just words. The Medtronic Mindset defines the expectations of our culture. Every person here plays a role in bringing it to life. We recognize your extraordinary potential to ensure future generations live better, healthier lives.

At Medtronic, we value what makes you unique. Be part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress and deliver meaningful innovations.

Within our Automation Engineering group in Medtronic, PLC, we focus on the transformation of our manufacturing processes through the implementation of best-in-class automated equipment.

Our Automation Engineers lead the development of highly complex automated equipment for use in the manufacture of medical devices and also influence automation projects globally by defining automation standards and contributing to our Automation Community of Practice and Automation Center of Excellence.

A Day in the Life

As a Senior Project Engineer Automation, you will actively participate in all areas of new equipment development including the following: Initial Feasibility, Proof of Concept, Proof of Principle, Procurement, Mechanical/Electrical/Pneumatic/Software Design, Technology development & advancement, Vendor management & Project management.

  • You will guide multiple teams to follow a "standard" Medtronic process for all deliverables required to meet business, technical and quality requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
  • You will lead and support teams driving technology process innovation with emphasis on improving quality, reducing cost, improving reliability, and developing state of the art automated and semi-automated systems.
  • You will use your skills to align internal Medtronic teams with the skills of our preferred suppliers to partner with the best solution for Medtronic capital deployment.
  • You will be responsible for tracking project milestones, payment terms to milestones, invoicing accuracy and forecasting latest estimates of financials.
  • You will collaborate with cross functional & cross site teams to define, execute, and deliver on new equipment development requirements.
  • You will partner with capital commodity management and be responsible to share details of your project status and performance metrics.
  • You will participate in our Automation Community of Practice to share best practice and create new knowledge to advance the Automation community in Medtronic.
  • You will support the development of Automation standards in Medtronic globally.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Provide leadership and direction for sourcing of engineered-to-order automation equipment.
  • Lead & execute RFP activity for competitive bidding process for automation projects.
  • Follow process for preferred suppliers, quoting and supplier selection.
  • Champion utilization of reference documents and established tools: Preferred Suppliers file, Supplier Selection Scorecard, and Project Performance scorecard.
  • Align on supplier selection that will result in quotes that are clear and concise to minimize change-orders.
  • Align project teams with the quoting process and setting expectations with supply base on timing of quote delivery.
  • Draft contracts in Ariba and facilitate signature process to fully executed status.
  • Collaborate with project teams to move with speed through 'Ideation to PO' process.
  • Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders: Operations, Engineering, Project Leaders, Project Managers, Category Managers.
  • Communicate and coordinate Sourcing & general project activities with multiple stakeholders within and outside of Medtronic.
  • Garner trust that team will follow policy and work independently for capital spending.
  • Travel to suppliers as required.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a multi-discipline role from technical expertise to training and information dissemination amongst team members and management.
  • Dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional and cross site teams.
  • You are an experienced project manager with a proven track record in delivering innovative equipment design, on time and on budget.
  • You are an excellent problem solver who can translate complexity into simplicity and articulate crisply and clearly.
  • Create and communicate clear strategy/plan. Demonstrate good judgement.
  • You are someone who loves how and why things work, and you bring this passion to work with you.
  • You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Qualified person must have a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering/Science or a related discipline.
  • Model superior Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Dynamic, positive attitude.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Significant experience in assembly equipment technologies.
  • Demonstrate strong influence management.
  • Indirect leadership with stakeholders.
  • Organizational agility.
  • Project management experience.
  • Negotiations experience.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here.

The provided base salary range is used nationally in the United States (except in Puerto Rico and certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)