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Principal Project Manager - Surgical Robotics

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This Principal Project Manager position will be a key member of the Medtronic Program Management team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform. This Principal-level project management position will coordinate and organize various testing efforts  of the Surgical Robotics program. This position will partner with the System Verification and Validation Lead to plan, execute, and provide updates on the state of the test execution for the Surgical Robotics Platform.



  • Demonstrated skills in managing priorities and making complex technical and business tradeoffs
  • Experience coordinating multiple teams to execute concurrent, interdependent projects
  • Intimately familiar with project management concepts (PMI, schedule/cost/quality tradeoffs, schedule and resource planning, etc.)
  • Experience with highly regulated and/or safety-critical systems is required (medical device experience strongly preferred)
  • Expert knowledge of hardware engineering management, both tools and process (project tracking/scheduling; bills of materials; document management; issue/bug tracking; configuration management; integration/release testing; etc.)
  • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, requirements documentation, rigorous verification, DFMEA, etc.)
  • Comfortable with a range of project management methodologies (sequential/waterfall, Scrum, Agile, etc.)
  • Well-versed in R&D, product development, and clinical/regulatory process (e.g. IEC 60601, IEC 62304, ISO 14971, ISO 13485) Schedule S&R Core Team and other similar project meetings, documents meeting minutes and key decisions, and tracks action items
  • Ability to track the financials of the project with such things as forecasting, accruals, and actuals
  • Tracks and monitors project progress to achieve project management stage deliverables and project milestones
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders (including multiple teams, sites and disciplines) on the progress of the project
  • Develop a broad understanding of the Medtronic Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation Businesses, products, and clinical applications and leverage the knowledge of others
  • Ability to coordinate, track, proof and finalize project documents as needed with limited supervision

A Day in the Life


Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Manages the development and implementation process of a company's products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products.
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Nice to Have

•Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science

•Project Management, Engineering, or Technical Service experience 
•Experience with medical devices, aerospace, imaging technology or other highly technical regulated disciplines

•Experience with Microsoft suite of tools (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
•Experienced in all aspects of verification and validation activities
•Experience leading diverse and complex projects and programs
•Strong written and oral communication skills

•Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration (MBA)
•Independent thinker with the ability to take both a commercial and operational view of complex situations
•Ability to solve highly complex problems across multiple business functions
•Experience with ProChain, JIRA, JAMA 
•Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)

Office environment where the employee would be standing and sitting most of the day at a desk or in a conference room for meetings.  

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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