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Project Cluster Manager

Research & development

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Electrical engineering


ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Job Mission

Would you like to be part of the latest and most advanced e-beam inspection and metrology equipment development for semiconductor applications?We are looking for an experienced, accountable Sr. project leader to be responsible for engineering and technical disciplines for specific functions of the tool development. You will be responsible for several key deliverables of hardware and software to the e-Beam products.As a member of the design and engineering (D&E) community, you will help lead a team of highly skilled project leaders (PLs) tasked to schedule, plan, forecast, resource, and manage all technical activities aiming at assuring project accuracy and quality from conception to completion.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned engineering projects related to e-beam SEM development
Coach project managers (project leads) responsible for similar projects the ASML way of working (WoW) and processes.
Represent multiple D&E projects towards program management in product team meetings
Align with cross-projects and cross-sectors on regular basis to ensure on time deliverables and adherence to ASML means and methods
Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance) and report regularly on project status
Able to establish a solid baseline plan on D&E deliverables and adapt to changes either to scope, timing and resources and feedback the impact to upper management
Cooperate and communicate effectively with program management and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
Respond to requests for changes with impact assessment and secure program agreements before accepting changes
Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
Manage risks and (internal) customer requirements
Define deliverables for engineers
Communicate upward and downward on regular basis
Hold regular meetings to provide information, identify interdependencies, secure cross-sector alignment and agreements
Manage project structure
Set up a team structure that reflects the work content
Work with architects to define the project scope, assess and address technical risk, and required budget
Understand proper escalation paths and act accordingly
Delegate tasks and follow up
Keep daily control
Understand how own module links to the total machine
Is able to assess and address technical risk based on team input from architects and design engineers


Master’s degree or above in engineering or related field


Minimum 5 years of relevant, project management work experience
Demonstrated experience with new product introduction
Experienced in leading complex hardware development projects
Experienced in managing suppliers preferred
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required
Excellent presentation skills
Experience with industrial equipment is preferred

Personal skills

Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
Can learn and apply new information or skills.
Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with managers, co-workers and customer.
Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
Ability to work with multiple discipline projects in a global environment
Can work under deadlines.
Mentoring and coaching
Recognizes contribution of individual team members
Is able to lead collaborative problem solving session with design engineers
Able to “lead”, not just, “manage” a team
Strong ability to “Influence without power”

Other information

May require international and domestic travel up to 15% of work time

Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Occasionally work in a clean room environment

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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