Sr. Manager FW Engineering

in St. Paul, MN

Sr. Manager FW Engineering Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    St. Paul, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Tech Center in St. Paul, MN in the EP division.

In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As the Sr. Manager FW Engineering, you'll have the chance to apply multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and management skills to provide guidance to the EE team for product development activities and logistics including participating in design reviews, program scoping/planning, and qualification activities.  This candidate will also provide coaching and mentoring to the engineering team to increase technical proficiency and a path for career growth.

What You’ll Work On

  • Hiring and ensuring the team is comprised of diverse, highly qualified staff who have the technical competencies/proficiencies to meet current and future engineering needs.
  • Coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback to the team to provide career development and growth.
  • Maintaining a safe, positive, and engaged work environment.  Inspiring an energized, empowered and accountable work force.
  • Managing the development of goals, objectives and strategies for electrical engineering team. 
  • Working with program managers and other functional managers to allocate people and resources per plan and budget.  Ensuring the team is aligned with meeting program timelines and milestones.
  • Communicating to senior management as required including technical presentations, status updates, and program reviews as required. 
  • Coordinates and manages resources to meet detailed project timelines and milestones. 
  • Remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise, regulatory requirements, as well as industry trends. 
  • Promoting and supporting the development intellectual property.  
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent engineering discipline
  • 10 years of progressively increased work experience in a high technology research and development environment of which a minimum of 4 years of experience at a supervisory/managerial level
  • 5+ years of experience in a regulated (FDA or similar) environment
  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing a team
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).  Must be able to effectively communicate information succinctly at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model
  • Strong organizational, planning, and budgeting skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 15%, including international travel

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $125,300.00 – $250,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • quality management
  • product development
  • logistics
  • technology research
  • quality management systems
  • budgeting
  • technical presentations
  • intellectual property
  • constructive feedback


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Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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