Project Manager
Job Details
Madison Office - Madison, WI
Full Time
Project Management
About the Job

As a Project Manager at Delve + Bresslergroup, you will manage multi-disciplinary projects from initiation through the hand-off to production. You'll establish a track record of successful delivery by using design thinking and product development best practices to direct client work. You'll use a variety of project management tools to inspire, coordinate, and manage the daily activities of your project teams. You'll participate in weekly planning meetings to support resource leveling. You'll guide the integration of work by our engineers, designers, and researchers cultivating collaboration, balancing trade-offs, and helping ensure that we create meaningful solutions to product design challenges. An ideal candidate is comfortable with both the big picture and the details, and excited about the opportunity to help Delve + Bresslergroup's project teams continue to grow and improve their capabilities.


Primary Responsibilities

If the responsibilities below are a good match with your skills and career path, wed love to talk with you!

  • Act as the face of the project to the client. Work in collaboration with a Technical Lead or other senior team member to run client projects
  • Work with Technical Lead to define product requirements and track adherence to requirements
  • Identify potential change of scope issues as they arise and communicate them to the team, account management, and the client
  • Create proposals and budgets and manage schedules of internal and external support. Document all decisions, and track action items
  • Maintain responsibility for project data setup accuracy and organization for internal project management database and server
  • Regularly review project budget status with Account Manager and Technical Lead and request resources to complete project work as necessary
  • Oversee and support the planning/preparation of presentation materials, in cooperation with Technical Lead and other team members
  • Work with Technical Lead to ensure deliverables are met per client expectations and proposals
  • Understand our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and its importance in every facet of the product design process, including participant recruitment


About You


  • At least 3 years experience in Project Management, Product Management, Engineering Program Management, and/or other client-facing roles
  • Training or experience with more than one of these disciplines in consumer, commercial, or medical projects: strategy, research, human factors, industrial and interaction design, mechanical and electrical engineering, and/or software/firmware development
  • Well-versed and knowledgeable about MS Excel, MS Project, and internal project management systems
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in consulting environments and how they work
  • Located and authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time

Preferred Experience

  • You have a true passion for project management and human-centered product design. You want to be deeply immersed in the product development process and are willing to educate yourself as needed to truly understand the nature of client work. You like to explore new territories and learn from others
  • You cultivate and thrive in collaborative environments. You have interest and/or experience in inspiring, empowering, and guiding interdisciplinary teams of researchers, strategists, designers, and engineers
  • You are familiar with how to plan and maintain client projects from start to finish. You are happy to adjust work plans and budgets as needed, depending on project process
  • You are committed to high standards of workmanship. You are self-motivated and can work independently with little oversight
  • You are an excellent communicator with exemplary writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills all needed for interaction with clients, participants, and internal teams
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and complexity, because sometimes that leads to the most unique, unexpected design solutions


About Delve + Bresslergroup

Delve + Bresslergroup is a full-service design and innovation consultancy, now with even deeper expertise and more talent. In 2021, the two companies merged into one cohesive and successful team. Our 170+ creative, curious, talent professionals create meaningful products, services, and experiences in categories ranging from medical devices to consumer and commercial products, transportation, and more. From our offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Madison, and San Francisco, we provide strategy, research, design and engineering to forward-thinking leaders around the globe.


Be inspired. Be inspiring. Be yourself.

Delve embraces difference because creativity, curiosity, and diversity drive innovation. We nurture a supportive and inclusive environment. Be yourself and create a future that improves lives. We encourage applicants of color and those with diverse lived experiences to apply.


Life at Delve + Bresslergroup

We realize that you are making a big decision when considering a new job. You need to consider salary, the inherent satisfaction you will get from your work, and whether you will enjoy working with your colleagues. We’ve built a culture that represents our values. Here are a few big and little things we think make Bresslergroup and Delve a fun and safe place to spend your days, create lasting friendships, and build your career:

  • Offices located in the design centers of vibrant cities with great walking access to coffee shops, shopping districts, and restaurants
  • Well-designed studios with ergonomic workspaces, collaborative work areas and access to natural light for those who want it, and dark and quiet areas for those who don’t
  • Dog friendly offices with great dogs like Zoe, Hank, and Talia
  • A flexible vacation policy- we trust you know when you need to recharge
  • Flexible work hours and ability to work remotely
  • Access to public transportation and indoor bike parking
  • Support for affinity groups and employee resource groups.
  • A professional development budget for access to conferences and, training, etc.
  • Access to prototype machine shops and engineering labs for professional and personal projects