Project Manager in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job ID: CEP001323

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Engineering Project Manager 

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 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

Job Requirements



  • BA or BS degree in engineering or related technical field

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certificate

  • Experience with Visual Project Management highly desirable

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.