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Project Lead

Company: Leviton
Location: Melville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


This individual is responsible for planning, organizing, and monitoring project tasks that are required to meet project objectives, from project conception through its completion. This individual is assigned to lead multiple product design projects and has contact with virtually all departments within Leviton including Product Management, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Sourcing and Supply Chain.

This candidate will have solid knowledge of project management concepts and at least 3 years of project management experience (including MS Project). This individual does not have a direct supervisory responsibility. The Project Lead will be required to work onsite at our Melville Corporate office.


  • Lead the preparation of project schedules, project cost estimates and product cost estimates
  • Identify resources (financial, infrastructure, and human) needed to meet project objectives
  • Monitor project schedules and communicate schedule information to the project teams
  • Maintain project information for delivery during gate reviews and for product and project signoffs
  • Facilitate interactions between the engineering team and other Leviton departments, and interface with vendors and production facilities as needed
  • Monitor engineering and pilot runs and assure all equipment and methods are ready for production startup
  • Coordinate product approvals through Quality Assurance and, if acceptable, releases of the product to production
  • Prepare accurate, up-to-date and concise oral and written reports and reviews on project deliverables and status
  • Create and issue agendas and minutes for project meetings
  • Maintain logs of engineering risks, issues, action items, constraints, and project changes, actively identify and capture same, and manage these to closure
  • Capture and report on lessons learned throughout the project lifecycles
  • Recommend new processes where needed for quality improvement, cost reduction and faster delivery
  • Support existing products as needed, including submittal of Engineering changes
  • Provide training to all stakeholders on project management concepts and how they apply to their projects
  • Perform other project and engineng assignments as required
  • This individual must at all times represent Leviton in a professional manner.


Education & Experience

  • This individual has a bachelor's degree in Engineering or other related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as the project manager of successful projects in a product design and manufacturing environment performing the above listed "essential functions".

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrable understanding of project management principles
  • A general knowledge of product development is required
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes including PCB assembly, molding, stamping, marking and general assembly is desired
  • Skilled using MS Office applications, MS Project and MS Visio
  • Must have excellent problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to complete tasks with limited resources and authority
  • Must have high integrity and be able to integrate the diverse interests of members of a cross-departmental team in order to meet the overall common goal

Leviton is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Keywords: Leviton, New Haven , Project Lead, Other , Melville, Connecticut

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