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R&D Project Manager in Hauppauge, NY at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ULC Robotics is a leader in product development and engineering services for the natural gas, energy, industrial and electric distribution markets. We are committed to solving operations and maintenance problems while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving safety. ULC operates under four divisions capable of performing a wide range of specialized services to accommodate the industries we serve.

Job Overview

We have an immediate need to add a valuable team member to our research and development team. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, on interesting projects and with very smart and creative people.

We are currently seeking a detailed oriented and capable person to manage research and development projects – including all phases of the development, client interaction and reporting, proposal writing/development, direct technical interface with the engineers daily, etc.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing complex engineering projects, will be capable of handling a diverse task load and will be ready to take on new and interesting challenges daily. Strong writing skills and experience with Microsoft software an absolute must.

Job Description

  • Manage projects and work closely with engineering teams on developments ranging from concept to commercialization
  • Play a key role in our R&D department – support all facets of the development of new products and services
  • Work closely with our management team, administrative staff, and engineers to ensure projects are performed on time, on budget and at the highest level of quality
  • Meet with clients to report as needed on project status and the state of project work scope
  • Work with the management to generate new proposals and business opportunities, presentations, project tracking/schedules and financial spreadsheets
  • Support other Project Managers as needed in the development of spreadsheets, presentations, reports, and other deliverables
  • Manage vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of off the shelf, machined parts and custom components
  • Provide support as needed to help operate and grow the business


  • Has an engineering degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience. Note: A blend of professional and higher level academic experience may be considered.
  • Must have great communication skills and strong technical writing ability. Should be comfortable making presentations to large groups and meeting frequently with clients.
  • Must have extensive experience working with the Microsoft Project and Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Has direct experience working with an engineering group
  • Must be a self-starter and be capable of managing a constantly changing, varied task load with minimal supervision. A positive, team-oriented, and proactive attitude is essential
  • Should possess strong organizational skills to keep track of multiple simultaneous projects while coordinating resources to meet our commitments. Must have experience creating and tracking project schedules.
  • Ideally should have a strong engineering background with experience in high-tech fields. Minor domestic and international travel may be necessary


Our team is motivated, dedicated and thrives on developing industry-leading products and services that can transform the way our clients work. We foster a unique work environment that inspires employees to express their ideas and work collaboratively towards finding innovative solutions to problems. We attract top talent by offering some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer our team are listed below:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • 4 weeks of PTO on an annual basis (prorated on date of hire)
  • Aflac Insurance programs including

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