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Technical Project Manager

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.

 

Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. 

 

Vaisala’s industry-leading weather observation technologies, instruments, and solutions lay the foundation for the Weather and Environment business area’s strategy, enabling our customers to improve their ability to measure and forecast weather and weather phenomena. The business area serves selected weather-dependent customers to whom accurate, real-time, uninterrupted, and reliable weather data is essential to run efficient operations.

Position Description:
We are currently searching for a Technical Field Service Project Manager reporting in our Louisville (Boulder), Colorado office.  This person will serve as customer facing technical resource and work in collaboration with engineers and other senior staff as needed to provide effective end-user support and issue resolution. 

 

The purpose of this role is to manage the field service activities related to the delivery, engineering and overall care of the FAA-approved RVR systems.  This role will work in close co-operation with the FAA RVR Program Manager and coordinate all necessary RVR Systems related activities with other departments such as Engineering, Operations and Sales.  This role works directly with the end customer to manage successful delivery of the systems and associated services, as well as responds to the application and technical support requests from the end-users.  In addition to the above, the Field Service Project Manager must manage this within the scope, schedule and budget defined during the project process to ensure maximum customer satisfaction whilst maintaining the budget expectations as agreed during the initial project process phase.  This position will require 10-20% travel annually.

 

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the customer issues to provide resolution in a timely and effective manner.
  • Log all advanced technical customer support interactions in ticket system for building knowledge base and quality reporting system. Promote knowledge transfer to strengthen the RVR System technical support capabilities within the organization.
  • Closely collaborate with the FAA RVR Program Manager to execute all necessary activities to provide highest levels of customer satisfaction and Vaisala profitability.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering department to determine the engineering changes needed in hardware and software to continue to meet the end-user requirements and prioritize necessary engineering changes to sustain the manufacturability and high quality of the systems as well as prevent future problems.
  • Collaborate with relevant WEA P&T Product and Application Management teams to maintain system component compatibility with FAA requirements and Vaisala roadmap product development. 
  • Provide end-user product training.
  • Create formal documentation including customer documentation, test documentation, training, and support documentation.
  • Perform or oversee contractors with delivery project or field service activities with travel as needed. 
    • Factory Acceptance Tests
    • System Installation Support
    • Customer Trainings
    • Reactive (on-demand) service events per customer request
    • System Acceptance Tests (commissioning)
    • Provide third line expert Technical Support including advanced trouble-shooting assisting frontline and second line technical support specialists
    • Provide Technical Sales Support as product-application expert

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years related experience in technical field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced knowledge of electronics, mechanics, telecommunications, computer networking
  • Prior experience in working with government customers
  • Proven customer relationship management skills including government customers
  • Work independently with a focused direction while adding value and contributing to overall team performance.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Technical documentation skills, such as ability to read and create technical documents, engineering drawings, and circuit diagrams.

 

Please send your application including CV and salary request soon. We will close the application process when we have a suitable number of qualified candidates. 


ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: $75,000-85,000 annually. (Salary is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data).  Additionally, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package which is outlined below.

We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!

 

What we offer:

Our innovative high-tech business provides opportunities for curious challenge-seekers to make a real difference.  As a part of our global team you can contribute with science and technology to solve the big environmental and societal challenges of our time.

 

Vaisala offers a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401(K) plan with company match, and tuition reimbursement. We also offer holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.

 

To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a personal work preference assessment and complete background check prior to an offer being extended.

 

EOE AA M/F/V/D

Vaisala is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legal protected status.

 

EEO Is the Law Poster

 

Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. As a government contractor, Vaisala complies with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), which is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please contact Human Resources by phone at 303-499-1701 or by email at ushr@vaisala.com. Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).

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