Engineering Project Manager


About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious Engineering Project Manager at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Relocation packages available
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays

About You

This individual will conduct advanced manufacturing engineering assignments to develop new methods, tooling and machine designs, cost estimates, and/or to resolve engineering problems involved in manufacturing of standard parts or products for assigned area of production.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • To coordinate/guide engineering/technical aspects of advanced manufacturing assignments and to obtaining/organizing technical data and analyzing to resolving complex problems.
  • Coordinates/leads the development, implementation and production release of new production lines/equipment as assigned.
  • Responsible for strategic planning and budgeting for short, mid and longterm capital projects.
  • Prepares and carries out approved recommendations to include tool redesign and alterations, change of material specifications, dimensions, methods, and routing information etc.
  • Through research of advanced technology, develops proposals for automation, mechanization, methods, special tooling, machine attachments, etc., for the purpose of cost reduction.
  • Prepares cost estimates involved in changing from present to new methods; estimates savings expected as the result of such change. Plans equipment layout and workflow, estimates routing times and manpower requirements, sets up lines, and trains supervisors and managers in correct production procedures for new or vastly revised production operations.
  • Investigates various types of new machines and equipment with regard to versatility and diversification of production features required, prices, and other conditions involved.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for management relative to purchase or lease of equipment.
  • Works closely with other departments, e.g. Production, Tooling, Purchasing, et al., to affect problem resolution or to respond to technical questions.
  • Maintains records, files, and other documentation pertinent to special and regular assignments performed.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineer or related field required.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical and supervisory skills by attending training classes, special technical and administration courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.
  • German fluency preferred
  • 5 – 7 years related work experience required

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach