Manufacturing Engineering Project Manager - Supplier Development
GWS Segment
Edmonton - Alberta - Canada


As a new member of CBRE’s growing manufacturing engineering team, you will support our blue-chip technology giant through the facilitation and ownership of manufacturing readiness and ramp-up for multiple suppliers (“integrators”) to the client.  To be successful, you will have extensive demonstrated success in optimizing manufacturing processes, launching new products through operations, implementing lean fundamentals in low-volume environments, and driving manufacturability enhancements back into design.  You will have the ability to quickly build influential relationships with key leaders, at both the client and integrator, and will have the ability to leverage the latter to ultimately achieve business results. 

Ideally, you will have industry experience involving large scale HVAC and cooling systems, and/or industrial power and electrical distribution systems.  You may also have exposure to construction project methodologies and management, and/or have demonstrated success in large scale project management.  

Above all, you will drive for results with a focused, yet humble approach and value collaboration over independent decision-making.  You will be a self-starter, well-organized, and detail oriented, yet have the ability to respond appropriately to rapidly changing priorities and directions. 

This role needs to be based in the metro area specified, and your time will be split between working from home and at integrator sites. Travel outside of your metro area may be required to additional integrator and/or client sites. 


Evaluate integrator production maturity in the areas of processes, production line layout, human work factors, quality systems, materials management processes, production control methods, and capabilities of facility resources.  Partner with integrator as a shared resource to adequately close gaps from initial evaluation to arrive at production readiness for pilot/FOAK (First of a Kind) builds.  Continue to drive improvements to factory readiness, supporting early production ramps, and engage with integrators to provide feedback on DFx and yield opportunities.  Support and own DVT/PVT deliverables (Design/Production Validation Testing), and coordinate with the client commissioning teams to establish test requirements.  Engage with the client’s product development and quality teams to establish parameters for early field failure analysis. Collaborate with the client PLM team in the creation of NPI BOMs.  Support additional source manufacturing assessment and qualification.  Drive continuous process improvement across integrator operations post-launch and into sustaining manufacturing.

With minimal direction, must have the ability to:

      Establish oneself as a shared resource to the client and integrator to drive manufacturing readiness for pilot and/or FOAK (First of a Kind) production runs

      Determine and own pilot milestone “Go/No-Go” criteria and process KPI’s to evaluate pilot/FOAK success and full production readiness

      Lead creation and execution of PVT (Production Validation Testing) for pilot/FOAK, in partnership with the integrator

      Hold integrator accountable to satisfying readiness deliverables per project schedule and at expected quality

      Assess integrator’s production capacity and required resources to meet client demand

      Employ lean fundamentals in long lead time, low volume environments to optimize flow and first-time quality

      Drive process improvements (leadtime, quality, cost, safety) in tandem with the integrator beyond pilot/FOAK deliveries

      Identify process and supply chain bottlenecks and/or single points of failure

      Review design documentation to assess manufacturability

      Engage with PLM team in creation of NPI BOMs

      Quickly identify process and lead time improvements that can be realized through design changes and enhancements

      Be flexible in serving needs of the client as primary contact for the project team at the integrator’s site

      Partner effectively, and with humility, as a team member of the client’s full Manufacturing Engineering team, which contributes within the complete product development life cycle

      Serve as key team member in the manufacturing assessment and qualification of additional suppliers/integrators


      Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent

      Minimum 7 years in progressive roles related to manufacturing engineering, quality management, continuous improvement, project management, new product development, and/or operations management

      Demonstrated leader of production launch readiness activities -- VSM, dFMEA, pFMEA, PPAP, capacity analysis, control plans, pilot planning and execution, process verification and validation

      Significant project leadership experience, driving results without direct authority

      Proven track record of leading process improvements by employing lean, six sigma, and VA/VE techniques

      Proven track record of driving improved operational metrics through automation

      Ability to assess design engineering models and drawings for manufacturing risk

      Experience in driving production improvements through DFA/DFM

      Experience in leading operations related activities through a stage-gate NPD process

      Working knowledge of large scale HVAC, cooling, and/or electrical distribution systems

      Exceptional communicator who can express complex ideas in a concise manner

      Working knowledge of construction quality and commissioning management (preferred)

      Lean certification (preferred)

      Six Sigma Black Belt (preferred)

      Project Management Professional - PMP (preferred)

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