Morrisville Project Manager

We are seeking a highly proficient Project Manager to serve as an integral part of an innovative, close-knit product development group creating our next-generation Raman, spectroscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) solutions. As a company, we work with leading researchers developing new scientific techniques to revolutionize healthcare, security, food security, materials development & processing, and environmental monitoring. As a Project Manager with us, you will help Wasatch Photonics deliver quality work on time, within budget, and to each client’s satisfaction. The projects you manage will be a key factor in our success, and will accelerate the path to market for revolutionary technologies by our many OEM customers.

Wasatch Photonics has long been known for its superior opto-mechanical designs for spectroscopy and OCT, drawing upon our own high efficiency holographic gratings. In this role, you will be responsible for working with a team of cross-functional engineers to leverage this core competency for internal spectrometer development and external customer design projects with key deliverables in optics, mechanics, electronics and software.

We offer a fast-paced development environment, a variety of interesting & overlapping projects, and a positive collaborative atmosphere where you will learn about the physics, optics and chemistry underlying our spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography technology. We are here to build upon one another’s talents and succeed as a team.

If this sounds like the kind of challenge and environment that brings out the best in you, then the best of us would like to meet you!

Location: The position is located in Morrisville, North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham’s Research Triangle Park). Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.

What We Offer

We know that the best people look for more than just a job. We aim to inspire you with common goals, shared vision, and an environment where you can grow and lead a balanced life – long term. Here’s a few of the benefits that make us different:

  • Work with and learn from celebrated scientists in the field of Raman, spectroscopy, and OCT
  • Specify and use the tools and resources you require to get the job done.
  • Flexibility and compassion in your schedule when you need it
  • Share in the profits of the business
  • ‘Small company culture’: very little red tape to impede positive action, direct backing of CEO
  • Planned career development opportunities

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineering management to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. On Time Delivery (OTD) and On Budget Delivery (OBD) are key metrics for success in this role.
  • Project manage multiple simultaneous projects with both internal and external customers.
  • Actively manage project scope, schedule and budget. Serve as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Implement Wasatch Photonics project delivery plan in line with our ISO 9001:2015 protocols.
  • In conjunction with senior management, develop the project scope and fee quotation, and assist in the preparation of proposals and contracts.
  • Oversee project staffing with the different departments and business units.
  • Coordinate work efforts and review of work performed by local and remote project team members.
  • Schedule and lead regular status calls and videoconferences with distributed team membership to synchronize goals and update status across the organization.
  • Keep a sense of humor and positive perspective that transcends setbacks.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Active participation in engineering leadership.
  • Significant client engagement.
  • Assign priorities and staff to projects.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations.
  • Internal revenue and profit forecasting based upon milestone completions.
  • Contribute to other aspects of company development as needed

Required Experience/Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience and a strong track record for OTD and OBD.
  • Experience gained in instrumentation / system development is advantageous but not essential.
  • Prince2 or other industry recognized project management training is desirable
  • Capable of supervisory capacity for planning, organizing, communicating and personnel management skills.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.


  • B.Sc. degree in an Engineering or equivalent discipline.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant area of expertise (e.g. Business Administration, project management) would be advantageous.

About Wasatch Photonics

We are a fast-growing company with several market-leading products with optics at its core. Key product areas from Wasatch Photonics include Raman Spectroscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, Hyperspectral Imaging, Volume Phase Holographic Gratings, and Diffractive Optics. The Company is an ideal place for energetic and innovative individuals looking to grow a developing company with exceptional products in a fast-paced startup driven environment. Wasatch Photonics provides a collaborative and cordial environment, and sees the growth and development of its team members as integral for its success.

We are looking to expand our teams to support our continuing market expansion. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, growth driven environment with the latest technology – then we look forward to hearing from you and discussing what we might achieve together!

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