Choose your country / language

R&D Project Manager

R&D Project Manager


  • Manages and oversees all aspects of multiple R&D projects to ensure they are completed on-time and within budget
  • Has overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule, internal staffing and outside vendors and contractual deliverable
  • Monitors progress and performance against the project plan and prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project
  • Oversees new product assembly and testing to ensure completion of projects as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Creates project plans
  • Maintains project objectives
  • Monitors production and quality to stakeholder/sponsor standards
  • Identifies and resolves issues and risks
  • Reports on project progress, offers viable solutions and opportunities as they arise
  • Implements change practices
  • Manages resources to make sure schedule is on track
  • Lead meetings and set expectations for project team
  • Maintain budget
  • Reporting on projects

We expect

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, etc.)
  • 3-5 years of experience running engineering-based projects
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Expertise in conflict resolution
  • Analytical and strong organizational skills, with excellent verbal and written ability
  • Thrives in collaborative environment
  • Good communications skills, with customers, team and stakeholders
  • Experience in machine industry software development is preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office products
  • Knowledge of MS Project and Project Server
  • Certified PMP desired

We offer

  • A challenging position with potential for futuredevelopment
  • Ability to learn and to exercise individual initiative
  • A variety of career opportunities within our successful international industrial corporation

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. Operating a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific, Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.