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Project Manager, Product Engineering Business Office

Job Number:  5865
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US

Group Introduction


Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.



This is a position in the Product Engineering Business Office team providing support to the North American Driveline Systems engineering center. This includes working closely with the Mechanical Integration and Software/Electrical Project Managers, Finance, Product Line/Site Engineering Director, and Global Business Office team to manage quoting activities and coordinate budget and resource planning. Responsible for analyzing financial reports, project/resource planning, inputting budget, and interface between engineering and finance for local process or reporting. 

This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demonstrate fast, but carefully thought-out results.  Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary.

  • Ensure released Engineering Quotes consider scope of work, cost and timing according to Approved Engineering Process.
  • Support Global Sr. Manager, Business Office for various analysis tasks and reporting preparation related to budget planning, project spending, and headcount planning.
  • Lead cross-functional teams through a series of key milestones on projects, simultaneously in a strong matrix organization. 
  • Drive engineering budget planning activities for the product line and ensure reporting accuracy.
  • Analyze and monitor engineering product line budget spending, resource planning and resource utilization.
  • Support monthly reconciliation of financial and project planning.
  • Administration of project quotes in the Global eQuote Database (enter, maintain, etc.)
  • Collect and organize information necessary for the creation of engineering quotes from Program Management, Customers and Engineering Organization
  • Coordinate and support quote Kick-off meetings
  • Create reports for cost calculations of the involved departments
  • Coordinate and support preparation of documents for engineering quote approval and release meetings
  • Coordinate and track quote timing
  • Create eQuote tracking list and KMI’s
  • Ensure use of reusable quote-modules to reduce effort and lead time of quotes. Identify cost saving opportunities, and/or streamlined processes for planning & quoting activities.
  • Coordinate and support discussion to clarify open items with the internal customer and project team
  • Organize and perform engineering quote review and approval meetings
  • Distribute released engineering quotes to Program Management
  • Provide input and participate in activities for Budget Planning & Forecasting for Product Engineering.
  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF). 
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    •   Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    •   Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    •   Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    •   Follow safety rules.
    •   Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    •   Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.    
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (2-5 additional years of related technical experience in addition to experience referenced above). Technical / Engineering Degree is preferred.
  • Strong coordination skills for a large department required.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data/reporting required.
  • Strong communication skills, analytical thinking and negotiation skills as well as the ability to moderate meetings is required.
  • Strong product planning, development, and analytical skills
  • SAP or similar database experience preferred
  • Advanced excel skills strongly preferred
  • Must have the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management, business planning, engineering quoting or relevant experience required. 
  • 2+ years of experience in engineering required. Experience with powertrain systems preferred.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


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