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Project Manager

Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin

Moncks Corner, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024
Job Description

Located near beautiful Charleston, SC, Parker's Gas Turbine Power Generation business manufacturers fuel nozzles for power generation and military aerospace applications. Our team is capable of, "quick turn" new product introduction and design for manufacture. We pride ourselves in differentiating from our competitors by providing high technology solutions at unmatched lead times. Our core competencies include advanced metal joining, flow control and nondestructive testing (NDT). We are ISO 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP certified.


  • Manages and is accountable for the project management, contract performance, and internal and external interface of assigned Parker projects.
  • Manages development projects of moderate complexity and scope, capital projects, or portions of projects/programs. Serves as the focal point to all stakeholders, both internal and external, for the project(s).
  • Project scope is generally evaluated based on non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost of the project(s).


  • Ensures customer requirements are met and are in the best interests of Parker by creating the program charter, baseline plan, and other program management components. Ensures that the cost basis and/or pricing is correct by evaluating resource requirements and performing risk analysis. As described by AGS PRM-01 (Program Management Policy).
  • Defines plans and monitors costs and technical performance to milestones/schedules for customer projects through coordinated team effort.
  • Makes decisions on technical and schedule priorities for projects within the team’s scope.
  • Facilitates and ensures effective product/technology gate reviews.
  • Continually improves project effectiveness through process and system standardization.
  • Communicates project status to Division staff, management, and customer through project/program reviews and elevates issues as required.
  • Makes project decisions within overall budget and resources parameters. Utilize cost and budget parameters as input for project prioritization.
  • Communicates and serves as the customer advocate to fulfill contract requirements; guides the project team to quickly identify and address complex and critical issues and to resolve problems encountered by the team.
  • Establishes, monitors, and controls project costs and approves budget expenditures.
  • Leads team (direct and/or cross-functional) to develop action plans to drive improved project performance.
  • Manages team progress and drives a culture of accountability and transparency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or a related field. PMP certification required, typically within 6 months of assignment. Advanced degree (MS/MBA) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of related work experience with technical engineering and manufacturing projects and programs; may have specialized requirements. Prior project management experience of two or more years. Prior cross-functional and business experience leading projects and programs with high-technology customers, products, technology, and processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Project Management five stage process and proficiency with program management processes, methodology, and architecture.
  • Proficient with project management tools, including, but not limited to: scheduling, cost management, change control, time management, scope and resources, work breakdown structures, and risk management.
  • Able to drive results and accountability in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Effective interpersonal and presentation skills; skilled at applying negotiation principles to achieve beneficial results. Able to influence business decisions and negotiate resource allocation.
  • Proficiency with financial analysis (e.g. cost breakdowns, risk analysis, budget, etc.) and experience with cost, contract terms and conditions, and profit decisions.
  • Able to visit customers frequently and lead customer project reviews. Requires 15 – 20% travel.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory compliance and industry.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements.

(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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