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Trane Technologies Principal Project Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

Principal Project Manager

La Crosse WI 2213 S 20th 12, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

3 additional locations

Clarksville TN Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville, Tennessee, United StatesDavidson NC 800B Beaty St, Davidson, North Carolina, United StatesColumbia SC 141 Killian Pkwy, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Project Management

Requisition # 2101657

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At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King® - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are open to candidates in La Crosse, WI (preferred); Davidson, NC; Clarksville, TN or Columbia, SC

Be a part of our mission! Do you want to directly contribute to an organization committed to reduce its customer carbon footprint by 1 Gigaton of Carbon Dioxide by 2030? As a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, it’s our responsibility to put the planet first. For us at Trane Technologies, sustainability is not just how we do business—it is our business. Sustainability is at the center of our strategy and influences how we make every decision.

Trane Technologies has a new exciting opportunity to join our organization as a Principal Project Manager . You will manage all aspects of Commercial HVAC projects, from beginning to end, with direct responsibility for project execution while leading a team, or teams, to accomplish specific objectives in a given time frame and with available resources. You will also be responsible for the administration, implementation, and management of projects and accountable for assigned project’s scope of work, schedule, and budget. Trane always focuses on a total solution to provide our customers with the most energy efficient buildings! This role with have a direct impact on our companies sustainability goals leading large investment projects that will directly impact those goals.

The Principal Program Manager will lead/oversee major deployment programs while working with internal and external partner groups to create and achieve strategic business goals. You will organize the overall team, establish clear roles and responsibilities, and create a high-level workflow plan while developing and managing the master schedule. In this role, you will manage objectives and influence teams without direct authority, while gaining support and maintaining schedule velocity. You will also leverage project and technical leadership, demonstrated by your background and an engineering mindset. You will be comfortable in ambiguity and an advocate for improving program efficiency and finding ways to scale the team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads the Business Units most complex and growth driven efforts from concept to value

  • Lead cross functional, global teams to meet project objectives

  • Facilitate/Lead program charter, scope, commercialization, requirements, risk, planning, schedule development

  • Build strong relationships with program sponsors at all levels

  • Build cross-functional ownership of NPD as a business process within the Commercial HVAC group.

  • Assess programs cross-functional resource requirements and Proactively engage sponsors and functional leaders to fill resource gaps on a timely basis to ensure project success

  • Manage NPD Program deliverables, risks and timing; utilize critical path management methodologies to manage schedule, scope and resource requirements

  • Timely communication of project status to all stakeholders

  • Work closely with management and business leaders to create project plans, define scope, and set objectives.

  • Plan and analyze assigned projects, establish schedules and project parameters and set procedures to accomplish system objectives, involving complex contracting applications.

  • Communicate with customers and their representatives, including building owners, mechanical contractors, subcontractors, and field support staff.

  • Examine and review contracts and estimates by performing risk analysis and developing risk plans.

  • Establish an operations budget for assigned projects by revising the original estimate based on validated project scope.

  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the forecasted cost at completion, and controlling expenses by monitoring assigned project budget.

  • Partner with cross-functional department leaders (PGT) to understand their portfolio, business strategy, prioritization, etc. to facilitate pipeline management and project execution of all Data Center deliverables

  • Provide executive visibility to project, program, portfolio and functional level status, issues, risks, costs through a formal escalation methodology

  • Drive project benefit and financial measures in projects and system framework

  • Oversee Demand Control Processes, Resource Planning/Scheduling, Delivery Management, Business Change Management, Benefits Realization, and Strategy Refresh components of the Portfolio internal to business

  • Analyze project data and monitoring ongoing adherence to processes. Oversee and manage process auditing initiatives in close partnership with the PM managers/leaders.

  • Drive alignment of practices across various product lines while ensuring that the business operation is scalable to meet the needs.


  • BS or MS in relevant Engineering Fields

  • 8+ years of project/program management or equivalent engineer or manufacturing leadership experience

  • PMI PMP Certification preferred

  • MS Project Experience required

  • Scrum | Agile Methodology experience preferred

  • Waterfall Methodology Experience preferred

  • MS, MBA or Advance Program Management Accreditation preferred

  • Project portfolio, prioritization and demand management preferred

  • Leadership experience with an experience making decisions with minimal direction and prioritizing across multiple competing demands

  • HVAC/ Manufacturing background preferred

Key Competencies:

  • Understanding of Financial Management processes

  • Ability to guide and supervise program and project managers on a day to day basis.

  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams

  • Organizing, developing and motivating a team

  • Ability to get results through others

  • Excellent project management/planning skills.

  • Ability to travel 10-20% required in the future

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.