30+ days ago - req27564

Project Lead WAS

Research & development

Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering


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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

Are responsibility and ownership your key strengths and do you take the lead in getting technical issues solved? Do you see the big picture without missing the important details and are you capable to deploy (parts of) complex projects? Then we want to get in touch with you.

This position requires 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 ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

As a PL (project lead), you operate in the project axis of ASML’s organization. As such, you are responsible for the organization, structure and planning of optical, mechanical and electrical assemblies as well as functional software development that make up our alignment sensors. These activities cover the complete development cycle, from architecture definition to final integration and high volume manufacturing. You pro-actively drive the development work of the multi-disciplinary team and participate in reviewing concepts and designs on all above-mentioned criteria.

The PL reports to the Group Leader as well as other Project Leaders. He or she maintains regular alignment with all the stakeholders for the given projects. The team typically consists of 10+ engineers to develop optical sensor modules used within ASML’s photolithography tools. The PL can have additional extended teams that consist of co-developers external to ASML that will deliver to your project as well as internal sourcing and logistics.

  • Creating a work breakdown structure and translating this into a transparent plan utilizing Microsoft Project EP.
  • Maintaining deliverables’ plan according to the triple constraints of timing, resources and scope.
  • Regular progress reporting and presentations to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the deliverables from projects, driving performance, availability, cost and timing.
  • Ensure cross discipline dependencies are identified, planned and executed.
  • Manage resources in a team and take operational responsibility within projects.
  • Identify bottlenecks and/or improvement opportunities within the team/project.
  • Manage and steer co-developers, aligning them with your work breakdown and plan.
  • Assess technical risk and create mitigation plans.
  • Ensures project deliverables are designed for High Volume Manufacturing (HVM).
  • Conduct periodic presentations in front of Project Cluster Manager, Product Development Manager, Development & Engineering Department Manager and Senior Management.


BS degree inMechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics with 5+ years of relevant Project Management experience.

MSc Degree preferred.


  • 1 plus years of work experience leading small to medium-sized team and overseeing multiple concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of MS Enterprise Project is a must!
  • PMP certification desirable.
  • Leadership; Ability to give direction in a team.
  • Drives for results and takes ownership.
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social and communication skills.
  • Persuasiveness and decisiveness; Pragmatic attitude.
  • Problem-solving & Quality-focused.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Effective presentation skills.

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 and deadlines.
  • 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 manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Other information

Role within Office


  • 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.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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