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Project Manager in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEA000221

About Us

Sea-Bird Scientific was formed in 2010 by the union of Sea-Bird Electronics (Bellevue, WA), WET Labs (Philomath, OR) and Satlantic (Halifax, NS) (wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)). Through the combination of the Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic product lines, Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for oceanographic research. The Sea-Bird Scientific group of company’s design, manufacture and market oceanographic instrumentation and systems that enable the world’s leading scientists to push the boundaries of ocean knowledge. Sea-Bird Scientific works with a global network of international representatives and partners to serve customers in more than 30 countries around the world. Our dedicated team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests with a common goal of serving the world’s oceanographic community with leading edge technology and solutions. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at one of the Sea-Bird Scientific Company’s locations gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.

Sea-Bird Electronics is an EEO / AA employer.  Sea-Bird Electronics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sea-Bird Scientific has an immediate need for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Project Manager to lead new product development and sustaining efforts of the R&D organization in partnership with the business units.  The Project Manager reports to the Director of Product Management with the primary responsibility to manage and control new and/or current major projects, overseeing the product development process from initial business case development, to transfer into manufacturing, and commercial launch.  The Project Manager functions as the team leader of a cross-functional team with full responsibility for the project from both business and technical perspectives.  The Project Manager is accountable to the Product Planning Group. This position is based out of Sea-Bird Scientific’s Bellevue, WA site, and the candidate will work closely with team members at our Philomath, OR site.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of projects and programs that lead to product conception, definition, design, and release to manufacturing, and commercial launch.

  • Develops, maintains, and executes detailed project schedules, project plans and budgets.

  • The Project Manager leads the development efforts by cross-functional teams and is responsible either directly, or indirectly through delegation for all project management requirements. This includes but is not limited to:

- Plans and execute projects to meet Quality, Delivery, and Cost objectives

- Develops project plans following PMI based standards

- Manages the critical path of the projectDevelops risk plans and sometimes proactively manages risk on assigned projects using the impact chain and other tools.

- Develops project schedules using standard project management practices like work breakdown structure, resource leveling, network diagrams, and scenario analysis

- Compiles, records, and distributes required status reports, test results and other required documentation

- Maintains development related documentation and the project history file.

- Manages stakeholder communication from individual contributor level to senior level management on project status, issues, risks, and opportunities

  • Organizes and actively participates in technical design reviews across electrical, mechanical, software and chemical systems 

  • Organizes and actively participates in project phase change reviews.   

  • Adheres to quality system requirements in the development of new products.

  • Develops and implements team building activities or exercises as needed. 

  • Develops and fosters contacts with customers, technical experts, dealers, sales people, and regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrates knowledge on how and when to apply DBS tools like 3P and standard work to a project.  

  • Receives supervision primarily on unique and unusual situations.  

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Oceanography or a related field with 5 plus years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.  MBA is a significant plus.
  • Work experience should include people management experience and 1-3 years in project or technical management leading multi-disciplined projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar is strongly recommended
  • Fast learner able to quickly become adept at using the Danaher Business System tool set
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage team by influence in a matrix organization. 
  • Readily accepts responsibility and accountability for project success and key decisions
  • Understands the functions of product development and builds partnerships between functions and cultures to accomplish the goals of the project
  • Travels as necessary to aid in project facilitation
We Offer:

Flexible and comprehensive benefits are important in meeting the needs of today's varied lifestyles. We offer a choice of benefits and benefit levels to allow our associates to tailor benefits to their unique needs. We offer our associates a benefits package that includes, but not limited to: 
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Associate Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Holiday and Vacation pay
  • Flex Spending 
All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.