Engineering Project Manager, Apple Watch, Product Design

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200149166
As an Engineering Project Manager (EPM) supporting the Watch Product Design (PD) organization, you will be responsible for the technical management and support of engineering development for one of our Watch PD teams. The successful candidate will be a natural organizer, utilizing a solid ME background to drive day-to-day activities with the team to meet the top level program objectives. The PD EPM focuses on system-level mechanical engineering design, managing development planning and validation cycles.

Key Qualifications

  • BS ME degree required
  • 2-4+ years of project management experience
  • Detailed knowledge of product development cycles
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Experience interfacing with Mechanical Engineering/Design, Operations, and Vendors
  • Experienced in setting up project schedules and work breakdown structures
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oriented toward teamwork
  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Self motivated and proactive, demonstrating creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to travel internationally to support builds (up to 20%)
  • Any of the following is also a plus:
  • Experience in consumer electronics
  • Experience as a practicing engineer
  • Chinese language skills


Enable efficient development by creating and maintaining a streamlined process, capturing parallel designs and clear paths to closure with owners for each action item Collaborate and facilitate communication across engineering, operations, industrial design, and our vendor partners to meet cost, schedule, and quality goals Understand technical issues & complex design trade-offs. Drive to closure by bringing together key stakeholders for decision-making to meet overall project objectives Identify risks, develop mitigation strategies and facilitate conflict resolution within and between teams, focus on top level objectives and develop a better course of action Provide timely issue resolution and critical path management as top priorities shift Create and maintain detailed project schedules for key enclosure and mechanical components, respond quickly to changes Understand system-level part interactions, manage a plan to provide key combinations into reliability testing to validate system performance Coordinate cosmetic and functional partial unit builds for key reviews and early testing Offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to executive management

Education & Experience

BS ME degree or equivalent required Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Additional Requirements