Rain Bird Corporation

  • Senior Project Engineer - Technical Leader (Electronics)

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering - Electronic
    United States
  • Overview

    A leader in global irrigation and innovating The Intelligent Use of Water, Rain Bird has a dynamic opportunity for you to join our team.

    The Senior Project Engineer- Electronics Leader oversees the initiation, planning, implementation, and tracking of multiple development projects with defined end dates.  These electronics projects may include those related to new product development, cost reduction, or quality enhancements.  The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of electronics and microprocessor technologies and be able to work with marketing to help identify the most appropriate technical approaches and technologies, drive early conceptual designs and prototypes, and ensure solutions will fit within company goals and guidelines. The candidate will be able to identify and recommend viable technical approaches to solve new product needs. Specific activities may include project team management, external vendor management, project planning, monitoring progress, developing and tracking budgets, controlling expenses, facilitating team meetings, and more.


    • Deliver expected results associated with assigned design and development projects
    • Be proficient in driving new product designs using electronics and embedded firmware
    • Work with engineering teams to prepare engineering budget and schedule estimates for new projects
    • Prepare RFQ (Request For Quotation) and work with external vendors on SOW (Statement of Work) documents
    • Work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of Rain Bird employees to establish project goals
    • Participate heavily in all phases of product conceptualization, justification, requirements definition, development, implementation, and launch
    • Set priorities, develop work schedules, and regularly assess progress
    • Anticipate and solve technical problems by assessing risks, identifying possible solutions, and driving appropriate corrective actions
    • Provide progress reports and recommendations to stakeholders
    • Be comfortable spending time in Mexico plants, as well as traveling to other Rain Bird facilities




    • S. in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering or other related technical degree
    • Experience in developing electronic products for robust applications and high production volumes
    • Exceptional knowledge of electronic design and embedded firmware development processes
    • Experience with 8-bit microprocessors, 32-bit processors, analog, and digital circuitry
    • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills.
    • Evidence of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions to both engineering and customer problems
    • Excellent technical, conceptual, and budgeting skills
    • Excellent English communication (verbal and written)
    • Five years of team supervisory experience in an engineering related environment
    • Track record of achieving results individually and through team leadership
    • Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability
    • Experience with regulatory certification process
    • High energy and an enthusiastic attitude, desire for continued learning, and a willingness to take on difficult challenges in a variety of disciplines



    • Experience in the irrigation industry

    Get to know us:

    We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water.


    Rain Bird is an equal opportunity employer.


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