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Project Manager

Buffalo, NY
Edison Welding Institute

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Buffalo Manufacturing Works is a division of EWI launched in 2014. EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry. At Buffalo Manufacturing Works, we spend every day dedicated to the goal of creating economic impact through manufacturing innovation. Our team is proud to work for a company with an outstanding mission. In Buffalo, our goals are to:

Extend EWI s impact to the Western New York area

Develop new cutting-edge manufacturing processes, including metal additive manufacturing

Develop new ways to help manufacturing companies, such as manufacturing strategic planning services

Our work is made possible by the State of New York through the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Fund. State funding totals $95 million covering capital equipment, start-up operations funding, and the build out of a Northland 50,000 square-foot facility. Since inception, we have created 653 jobs and $116 million dollars of impact as of January 2019 and our work is just beginning. We are aggressively scaling the back bone of our organization: our technical teams and our technical offerings.

EWI accelerates manufacturing innovation by integrating its deep technical expertise with different layers of the manufacturing ecosystem. Our core is our technical experts: a group of highly engaged, entrepreneurial individuals who work in a collaborative and dynamic environment. We strive to make impact through a variety of platforms including confidential work for individual manufacturers, working with consortia to solve cross cutting manufacturing challenges, and through global initiatives, such as the ASTM AM Center of Excellence. We work with a diverse range of manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and consumer goods, as well as small, medium, and large manufacturers.

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to plan, lead and manage teams through project proposals and project execution. This individual will be accountable to lead the overall planning, scoping and risk identification and risk management efforts. He or she holds responsibility for properly identifying resources and managing internal project teams as well as external delivery partners through proposal and execution of projects to completion in scope and in budget. This person must have strong client communication skills and relationship management experience to manage a sizable project portfolio.


Project planning, gathering of estimates, execution to budget and schedule, administration and documentation

Facilitate planning sessions and project reviews

Compile, analyze, and present project metrics

Communicate with key stakeholders, clients, project team, and management team

Engage with customers to explore and understand needs for manufacturing and innovation and nurture relationships with high-potential accounts to develop and prioritize customer development opportunities

Collaborate with engineers, technicians, and managers to achieve project objectives

Work with and support engineering managers, technicians, and engineers across other disciplines in the organization

Lead continuous improvement activity in project proposals, project executions as well as other identified areas through lessons learned and similar techniques

Stay current with project management trends and recommend process improvements

Support development of qualitative tools and software to improve and optimize project delivery

Actively seek-out various educational and training opportunities to keep current and demonstrate continuous growth

Additional support as part of being a flexible team member in a growing organization


Demonstrated proficiency in Principles of PMP

Knowledgeable and proficient in Typical Waterfall Gantt Project Management and the tools (Software & Documents)

Working knowledge of principles of Agile/Scrum and the tools (Software and Practice)

Managed Research and Development projects, Technology Development, Solution/Product Development as well as some production environment experience

Skillful in managing and delivering proposals, reports, presentations, white papers, etc.

Able to work with small teams and flex into content creation when needed

Demonstrated working knowledge of risk mitigation, collecting, and applying lessons learned

Effectively manage a project portfolio of >$5M average/year

Excellent customer facing skill set with ability to work with potential clients to develop technical work scopes for incorporation into project proposals

Exercises initiative and creativity to complete projects within the project scope

Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a highly team-oriented environment

Proven ability to function in a fast-paced, project-based, environment with a demonstrated passion for learning new technologies

Exhibits proficient written and verbal communication with customers both internal and external

Willingness to travel periodically (10-15%) to customers and conferences

Strong ability and experience in driving business results through others (even without direct management authority), setting clear expectations, and holding accountable parties to commitments and expectations while enabling success and being supportive


Office environment and laboratory/light production floor with ventilation, climate-control system, moderate lighting, and moderate noise level;

Use finger and hand dexterity to type, adjust, move, handle, perform, operate, install, attach, remove, apply, grasp, grip, manipulate, and measure;

Use vision to see, analyze, and adjust;

Periodically move, transport, rotate, reach, pull, twist, adjust position, push, stand, stoop, bend and crouch; and

Lift ten to 10 pounds on a frequent basis and 40 to 80 pounds occasionally


Bachelor s degree in an engineering discipline with PMP experience

PMP Certification, Agile/Scrum Certification and/or MBA a plus


Seven (7) or more years of Project/Program Management

Experience a field related to Additive Manufacturing such as welding engineering, nondestructive testing (NDT), structural/fatigue mechanics, materials science, and powder metallurgy considered a plus

Component and/or System Level Design Experience a plus

EOE/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status


Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search and/or application process should contact Human Resources at (614) 688-5000.

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