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Caterpillar, Inc. Engineering Project Team Lead in East Peoria, Illinois

Engineering Project Team Lead


This position will involve many aspects of the engineering discipline and requires excellent analytical skills and mastery of engineering concepts. This position must keep up to date on changing technologies, industry needs and competitive threats, and will provide guidance and direction on projects to other engineers, technologists, and process partners. The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in software and electronics enabled technology design, application, and system integration. Additionally, he or she will have highly developed people skills for collaborating with, influencing, and leading teams to identify and implement solutions to complex engineering problems. Top candidates will have a deep understanding of mining products, customer operations, and experience projects including budgets and timelines. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership over technology and how we apply it to tracked product machines including clarity of scope in annual budget scope documents, programs and timing alignment between RIOP and technology partners

  • Multi-year technology plan for Tracked Products

  • Represent Tracked Product’s needs and priorities in annual planning and regular project meetings

  • Implement aspects of LEAN innovation initiative to accelerate refinement and confirmation of value drivers for technology customers

  • Lead financial benefit calculations for technology offerings

  • Lead work group to complete objectives in design maintenance of products and systems

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership on needs analysis and initiate ideas

  • Evaluate and promote new products, solutions, and improvements to generate business results

  • Scope and complete projects on time, budget, and to meet key customer requirements

  • Communicate results to internal customers, suppliers, team members, and business unit leadership

  • Acknowledge and raise customers' and management's awareness of trade-offs between time, cost, and quality

  • Mentor engineers in executing projects

  • Identify opportunities to increase technology across tracked products, leverage investment efficiency

  • Identify ways to improve remote monitoring and support of machines using technology


Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or Computer Science curriculum

  • 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience with software and technology development

  • Experience with technology development processes and tools

  • Technical leadership skills as well as the ability to manage projects

  • 5 years of engineering experience with software and electronics

Top Candidates will also have:

  • MS degree in engineering, engineering management or business administration

  • Field experience / understanding of mining, quarry and heavy construction operations

  • Familiarity with operations and product requirements

  • Understanding of site level technology solutions

  • Strong technical and analytical skills

  • Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers

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Primary Location United States-Illinois-East Peoria

Other Locations United States-Arizona-Tucson

Unposting Date: Oct 21, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 2000035K