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Engineering Project Manager, Apple Watch, Product Design



Product, Design, Operations
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200546043
As an Engineering Project Manager (EPM) supporting the Watch Product Design (PD) organization, you will join a team of PD EPMs that is responsible for technical project management and assisting engineering development with one of our Watch PD teams. The successful candidate will be a fearless organizer, utilizing a solid ME background to drive day-to-day activities with the team to meet the top level program objectives. The PD EPM focuses on system-level mechanical engineering design, managing development planning and validation cycles.


- Enable efficient development by creating and maintaining a streamlined process, capturing parallel designs and clear paths to closure with owners for each action item - Drive upstream component/module builds to fulfill system engineering build demands. Key contributor to system build planning and execution - Collaborate and facilitate communication across multiple engineering teams, operations, industrial design, and our vendor partners to meet aggressive quality, schedule, and cost goals - Understand technical issues & complex design trade-offs. Drive to closure by bringing together key stakeholders; facilitating decision-making discussions to meet overall project objectives Identify risks, develop mitigation strategies and facilitate conflict resolution within and between teams, focus on top level objectives and develop best course of action - Create/maintain complex and detailed project schedules for product enclosure and internal mechanical components. Respond quickly to changes and minimize project impact - Provide timely issue resolution and critical path management as top priorities shift - Understand system-level part interactions (mechanical, electrical, RF); manage a plan to provide key system configurations into reliability testing to validate performance - Coordinate cosmetic and functional partial unit builds for key reviews and early testing - Offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to executive management

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Engineering degree or equivalent required; BSME Preferred
  • 2+ years prior product development experience in project management or mechanical engineering design
  • Detailed knowledge of product development process and cycles
  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals and manufacturing processes
  • Experience interfacing with mechanical engineering/design, operations, and vendors
  • Experience setting up project schedules and work breakdown structures
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and leadership skills. Able to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oriented toward teamwork
  • Self motivated and proactive, demonstrating creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Understands and able to handle rapid development cycles well; remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to travel internationally to support builds
  • Any of the following is also a plus:
  • Experience in consumer electronics
  • Experience as a practicing engineer
  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Engineering degree or equivalent required; BSME Preferred

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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