Job Name:
Engineering Project Leader

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
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Job Category:
Engineering, Project Management, Research and Development
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Description & Requirements


At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.


We are looking for a collaborative and results-orientated Project Leader to join our team within the Research Development & Innovation (RD&I) function.  You will be working in an exciting, high-visibility role which involves collaborative interaction with senior leaders, external customers, manufacturing and quality partners, marketing, finance, IT, sales, service, design engineering, materials engineering, and regulatory affairs.


The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver new product development projects from scoping through implementation following a stage gate methodology.  This role presents a rare opportunity to lead a top project for the company.  After demonstrating success in leading projects there is an opportunity to grow into a role to lead others -- overseeing engineers and project leaders, leading their own projects.  

Career Growth Includes:

  • Visibility to executive leaders as the face of a significant new product launch.
  • Opportunity to impact the customer experience from concept creation to fruition and satisfaction.
  • Opportunity to interact directly with the customer.
  • A rare opportunity to collaborate with all cross-functional elements involved in the generation of a new product from concept through development, design validation, commercialization, and launch of multi-million-dollar products.
  • Grow into a business, people, and organization leader for an industry leading company.        


  • Manages the development and implementation of the company’s products and services by leading cross-functional and multi-site teams.
  • Manages a large multi-year product development initiative, while overseeing several sub projects by employing Stage Gate methodologies
  • Assesses project risk and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, customer satisfaction, and business case objectives.
  • Provides regular status reports to senior business leaders, cross functional partners, and clients.
  • Up to 25% travel may be required.


  • Committed to meeting project delivery and customer expectations.
  • Scope development and management
  • Schedule and milestone development and management
  • Resource estimation
  • Cost development and management
  • Budget development and management
  • Risk and Opportunity identification and management.
  • Coordinate and lead internal cross functional meetings.
  • Metric and status reporting
  • Monitor and help project team members to meet commitments.
  • Understand technology.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering-related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience with 5+ years leading multi-year product development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with ability to lead projects of varying scope and complexity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to create and sustain an environment that promotes good communications.
  • Ability to convey subtle or complex messages clearly, as appropriate for the topic and audience.
  • Demonstrated organization skills.
  • Ability to manage conflicts and drive towards win-win solutions.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision, consistently taking the initiative to get things done, doing things before being asked by others or forced to by events.


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  
  • Health Savings Account contributions  
  • Paid holidays plus PTO  
  • 401(k) plan & contributions  
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  
  • Charity contributions 
  • Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

 In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posting City:
Bayport, MN