Lead Project Engineer

  • Emerson
  • Pittsburgh, PA


Full Time

  • No Travel Required


Lead Project Engineer

Job Description

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational valuesintegrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovationinform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether youre an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, youll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

If you are a Project Engineering professional looking to grow, Emerson has a great opportunity with our Power and Water Solutions business, to join the Advanced Software and Enterprise Solutionsgroup in Pittsburgh, PA!

In this high visibility role, you will join a diverse team of engineers and technology specialists to support delivery of software projects with a focus on Data Analytics and prognostics.

Emerson's Power and Water Solutions is an industry-leading controls automation and asset optimization company that provides applications in the renewable (solar, hydro, wind), fossil (natural gas and coal) power generation, and wastewater treatment plant sectors. We focus on upgrading existing plant control systems with industry-leading automation controls and instrumentation, as well as provide asset management and reliability software to promote the sustainability and longevity of our North American power grid and wastewater infrastructure.


  • Use new technology and drive the development of new tools and software solutions

  • Apply project management practices (initiation, planning, implementing, monitoring, controlling, and closing) to support the delivery and installation of solutions

  • Develop methods and procedures to improve project execution efficiency with a focus on lowering cost and improving margins

  • Create presentations for sales and marketing support

  • Participate in process improvement initiatives with a culturally diverse and globally distributed team

  • Gain and apply knowledge of plant assets and equipment

You establish and maintain effective customer relationships. You anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and make necessary adjustments. You effectively communicate in various settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You are effective and understand the customers historically, today, and tomorrow to gather fresh insights.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent

  • 5+ years in engineering or software project management, to include data analytics &/or data science

  • Proven record of managing and working with staff from multiple backgrounds and location to provide solutions in a timely manner

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Strong communication, computer, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage complex projects

  • Ability to travel up to 15%

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future. Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.


  • 3-7 years of software technology experience in industrial &/or utility processes (power, water, nuclear, etc.)

  • Experience applying technology to formulate industry solutions (using tools such as AspenPlus, Mtell, etc.)

  • 2-5 years of experience in project management


Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers. As such, this role has the flexibility to work remotely up to three days a week.