Senior Lead Design Program/Project Mgmt

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Date: May 12, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 120289 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

General Overview

Job Title:  Senior Lead Engineer, Program / Project Management
Functional Area:  Engineering (ENG)
Career Stream:  Engineering Program / Project Management (EPM)
Role:  Senior Lead Engineer (SLE)
Job Code:  SLE-ENG-EPM
Job Band: 09
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Indirect


The Senior Lead Engineer, Program/Project Management is accountable for planning and directing design engineers and other technical engineers working on specific projects. They manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of complex designs. They are responsible for managing large projects with complex scope, multiple streams of work and inter-dependencies.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Participates in business development and sales discussions with design customers
  • Manage programs (multiple projects per program) of medium complexity (technology, organizationally). Lead cross-functional, global core team(s), kick off programs, establish schedules and drive meetings.
  • Present and communicate status to the business leaders and customers.  Review and interpret customer specifications and provide customer feedback
  • Coordinate site-wide deployment efforts.
  • Implement change as directed in the product lifecycle process and recommend process improvements
  • Plan the overall program and monitor the progress. Drive the creation, review, approval and update of the Program Plan/WBS including resources.
  • Daily program management throughout the program life
  • Drive the program core team to meet or exceed program objectives (Cost, Quality, Schedule, Features, Fulfillment/Continuity of Supply, Solution delivery across products & service offerings, Customer Specific Needs)
  • Define the program governance (controls)
  • Manage the program’s budget. Forecast actuals against plan/quote for income/revenue, cost/labor & expense
  • Manage risks and issues and taking corrective measurements
  • Coordinate the projects and their interdependencies. Manage and utilize resources across projects
  • Align the deliverables (outputs) to the program’s “outcome” with the aid of the business change manager
  • Manage the main program documentation, such as the Program Initiation document 


Refer to technical skills below

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data. 
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Typical Experience

  • 4 to 6 years.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor degree


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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