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Danaher Corporation Project Manager in Sunnyvale, California

The Automation Engineering group is seeking an energetic and experienced Project Manager to lead the successful execution and launch of complex automation projects in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional environment.The successful candidate will apply project management expertise and strong people skills to plan, coordinate and execute all relevant activities in a phase-gate setting.


  • Manage automation projects of various size and complexity from initiation through validation and production release

  • Responsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goals

  • Communicate progress to stakeholders and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delays

  • Coordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with other functional groups, including Engineering, Product Transfer, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Facilities, EH&S, Supply Chain, Planning, Process and Sustaining Engineering

  • Lead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverables


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • B achelor’s degree in field with 2+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • 5-8 years of experience with engineering projects and use of standard project management methodology, tools and/or software packages

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organization

  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes

  • The position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skills

  • Proven experience using Project Management software (MS Project) to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook

  • Experience working under an FDA and ISO regulated Quality Management System


  • PMP certificate

  • Experience with Visual Project Management

  • Experience with Problem Solving Process (PSP) and Production Preparation Process (3P) methodologies

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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