Senior Project Engineer

Company Name Hayward Industries
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted November 17, 2020
Job Type Full-time


Reporting to the Manager of Platform Engineering, the Sr. Project Engineer will be responsible for actively participating in the development of electro-mechanical assemblies and systems for innovative pool lighting and control platforms worldwide. As a Hayward Sr. Project Engineer, this hands-on position will design, manage and execute product design and development from concept through volume production in a cross-functional team environment and ensure that the highest levels of design reliability, quality and performance are observed.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross-functional engineering teams to meet product and company objectives for the Platform Engineering group. Define project milestones and report progress from concept to production – for larger projects, these activities will be done in conjunction with a project manager.
  • Provide project ownership for platform development projects in support of new product development for all business units at Hayward.
  • Hands-on design and development of complex electro-mechanical assemblies and Bills of Materials in support of product development efforts.
  • Coordinate all engineering tasks, agency regulations, testing and mitigations as necessary, orchestrate design reviews, support prototype, Alpha and Beta builds and testing for all phases of development.
  • Ability to summarize and provide concise status reports of project progress. Ability to define issues encountered during development and provide options and recommendations for resolution.
  • Work with internal resources and outside vendors and partners in support of product development.
  • Collaborate with Hayward Engineering Services resources for Reliability Engineering, Product Testing and Compliance.
  • Communicate design requirements to Hayward manufacturing and outside suppliers.


  • BSME or BSEE with 10+ years of experience in a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering product development environment.
  • 3+ years of experience leading cross-functional development efforts (water product experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of safety standards and agency regulations, EMC and Environmental compliance
  • Demonstrated experience with the development of products from concept to final manufacture, balancing cost, performance and schedule.  Design and development of medium to high-volume consumer products a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with manufacturing engineering and production personnel.
  • Knowledge of product development process tools and analysis methods
  • Experience in electronics integration and packaging, including thermal management of electronics enclosures and cable routing/management
  • Experience with configuration management and the engineering change control process.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills; skill at developing and delivering technical subject matter presentations to non-technical staff and executives
  • Team player who works across multiple functional areas to deliver project requirements.


  •  BSME / BSEE with 10+ years of experience.

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