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Project Manager (STN)

Daikin Applied

This is a Contract position in Staunton, VA posted May 19, 2022.


The Project Manager role will liaise with a variety of teams to manage projects in engineering, systems & controls and product management areas. The primary responsibilities will focus on managing NPI (New Product Introduction), cost improvement projects and project teams. Manage and maintain the NPI process. Focus these efforts on the company’s strategic goals and the specific projects’ tactical goals.

Daikin Applied is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor employment based visas.


Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in an engineering or other technical field
PMP Certification preferred
2-3 years of Project Management experience in a manufacturing organization, HVAC industry preferred
Experience managing project team sizes in a matrix environment
Experience managing projects with budgets in up to $250,000 and project timelines that typically span up to 6 months to completion
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Project
Ability to manage multiple projects & priorities concurrently
Proven ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or related project management certification preferredExperience with project management enterprise systems like Project Online, Project Server and/or Azure DevOps
Good communication skills across all levels of the organization and cross functional, well developed listening skills, and ability to interpret business and/or client needs
Travel on an as needed basis; 10% annually


Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed-on time, cost, and quality parameters
Help define, maintain and monitor project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Validates financial forecasts and provides ongoing reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
Resolve problems in assigned projects using innovative solutions and interface with others in the company, report and escalate to executive management as needed
Successfully manage the relationship with key stakeholders
Perform risk management to minimize project risks and resolve critical problems as they arise
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Maintain and improve other project management tools as necessary to drive the development process
Lead stage-gate reviews for project progress and funding approval
Delegate tasks and responsibilities as appropriate, identify and resolve conflicts, manage project dependencies and constraints, and develop contingency plans where required
Prepare and present reports periodically on the status of assigned projects
Works closely with the Program Managers, PMO Director and other business leaders to plan future projects and prioritize existing projects

It is the policy of Daikin Applied to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.