Product Development Manager

Chicago, IL 60626

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd49280231 Compensation: 135000

Job Description

Sterling Engineering has partnered up with a 25 year client of ours on a new Product Development Manager opening that has recently been created. The company is a 100+ year manufacturing company in the electric utilities space. This is an ideal place for an engineering expert to step into a management role and have further potential to grow into a larger role. Please see details below and let me know when you would like to set up an exploratory conversation.

  • Location: Near Evanston, IL
  • $-130k-150k base (10% bonus)
  • Other: Great benefits, 10 days of ADDITIONAL PTO around holiday season, ESOP company


  • Leading and participating in cross-functional product development teams supporting the commercialization of medium-voltage electrical products for the utility market
  • Coaching and overseeing group and individual development using technical leadership and performance management
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders establishing objectives and expectations
  • Ensuring the design team itself follows robust design processes, for example through design of experiments and extensive use of FEA
  • Directing problem solving efforts during product design
  • Creating validation programs, advising on the necessary test methods and instrumentation throughout
  • Establishing budget objectives based on the need for people and equipment in both the short and long term.t


  • Bachelor's degree in a related engineering field
  • 10-20 years of engineering experience (at least 6 in a management setting)
  • Experience in the oversight of 3D design
  • Knowledge in electrical/high voltage work
  • Ability to be on-site

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