Application Open Date:
8 November 2019
Application Closing Date:
8 December 2019
Xylem Inc. is a leading global water technology provider enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings.
We are searching for a driven, customer centric, solution-focused Project Engineer to join our global business and develop cutting edge fluid and pump technology product designs for various industries served by the Specialty Flow Control (SFC) business based at Hoddesdon.
Specialty Flow Control is a global business that serves customers in niche markets including food and beverage, food processing, marine and specialty industrial. This business is unique within Xylem in terms of its customer set, sales channel and selling model, and product range – which includes our Flojet, Jabsco and Rule brands.
The Project Engineer is responsible for sustaining existing product lines, developing new products and extensions (variants), implementing design and manufacturing changes, ensuring product safety and compliance, and for supporting supply chain and cost reduction projects.
Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:
Responsible for designing, validating, and bringing new products and product extensions to market, following Xylem’s XPD product development process and procedures
Responsible for specifying precise new product functional requirements; the designs, tests and integration of components to produce final designs; and evaluation of the design's overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety
Responsible for the designs, development, execution and evaluation of fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans; creation and reviews of material part specifications and bills of materials
Responsible for collaboration with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize designs for manufacturability
Responsible for utilizing CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and production of detailed engineering drawings
Responsible for ensuring all new products and extensions are Safe, and meet customer requirements including respective Agency requirements
Ensure manufacturability of all new products. Interacts with designers, suppliers, and manufacturing teams, to determine the qualification and manufacturability of new technologies.
Helps development teams prepare deliverables for Gate Review meetings.
Sustaining, Testing, Safety and Compliance Engineering:
Provide investigation, analysis and solving of technical problems encountered by customers, engineering services, quality control, marketing, procurement and manufacturing departments.
Produce professional reports to document and communicate the findings of investigations and testing.
Provide guidance for test methods and procedures to simulate real product application and system conditions for verification testing.
Provide engineering support to ensure product line is fail safe and complies with respective Agency requirements (UL, NSF, CE, RoHS, CSA, IAPMO, ABYC, etc).
Responsible for supporting HDD product safety review process.
Create, maintain and organize documentation required for product manufacturing, including bills of materials and engineering drawings. Preparation of ECR/ECN package based upon sustaining changes and/or release of product extensions.
Support with tooling modifications and implement new tooling as necessary for the creation of product extensions and new products.
Ensure proper functioning of assembly and test fixtures; provide input to the design of new assembly and test fixtures; participate in the development of the assembly process (sequence of assembly, test and inspection points), assembly/test procedures and visual instructions.
Validation of alternate components, manufacturing processes and/or suppliers, supporting the implementation of cost reduction initiatives; and provide engineering support to reduce product and manufacturing costs (VAVE).
Participate in Material Review Board meetings and determine use of non-conforming parts
Ensure that all projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules.
Provide technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Extensive knowledge of centrifugal and/or positive displacement pump design, value design, plastic and metal component design, and fluid dynamics is required
Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational and interpersonal skills
Must be able to communicate effectively the technology, its application and benefits to a wide audience to include customers and senior management.
Must demonstrate a full understanding of business competencies, business unit operations, financial objectives, and support the business initiatives and objectives.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to multi-task and work effectively on multiple projects
Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
Continuous improvement mindset
Customer Solutions Focused
Technical Problem Solving
Planning and process orientation
Solution design and system thinking. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
Creativity to overcome design issues, the ability to create value for the customer, and the desire to drive the product design efforts of the organization are required.
- External: Interacts with external customers at all levels. Acts as a representative of the company as a technical contact to multiple departments and site locations across the company
- Internal: (HDD, CUU, NJ, IRV, BOS) Interacts with all internal cross functions, including Product Management, ABD team, Sales, Sourcing, Purchasing, Quality, Operations
Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:
Other local requirement:
- Requires B.S. degree, preferably in Engineering or in a technical area of science and research with sufficient work experience
- or a MS degree with sufficient work experience,
- or a PhD with sufficient work experience.
- Proven demonstrated leadership experience is required. Travel requirement: Minimal travelling will be required to fulfil job responsibilities
- Follow all ESH policies and procedures
- Take responsibility for your own safety & watch out for the safety of co-workers and co-operate with employer on ESH matters
- Immediately report hazards, near misses and unsafe behaviors to your supervisor
- Participate in safety related activities as appropriate i.e. risk assessment process / audits