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Trane Technologies Principal Project Manager in Davidson, North Carolina

At Trane TechnologiesTM (https://www.tranetechnologies.com/) and through our businesses including Trane® (https://www.trane.com/) and Thermo King® (https://www.thermoking.com/) , we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We're a team that dares to look at the world's challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.

We are currently hiring an Principal Project Manager who will lead/oversee major deployment programs while working with internal and external partner groups to create and achieve strategic business goals. Your objective will be to 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 product, project, technical and investment steward leadership to ensure the project success. You will be comfortable in ambiguity and an advocate for improving program efficiency and finding ways to scale the team.

You will manage all aspects of 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 control 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 position is eligible for a Hybrid work schedule (3 or more days onsite a week) and will be based out of our Davidson, NC, La Crosse, WI, St. Paul, MN, Clarksville, TN, or Columbia, SC office locations.


  • Review project proposals or plans to determine a time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and the assignment of available departmental resources to various project phases.

  • Drives fundamental activities from concept to performing as pertains to: Risk, Issue, Change Mgt, Resource Allocation, Resource visibility and reporting with key stakeholders.

  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.

  • Motivate a team to work together (w/o direct authority) towards a common goal and to achieve co-operation within the team while providing professional support, and ability to delegate with respect and ownership.

  • Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

  • Analyze project proposals to determine a time frame, funding limitations and appropriate processes for accomplishing projects.

  • Review/approve the work plan of an external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute the project.

  • Implement a project communication plan.

  • Conduct risk assessment and mitigation.

  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of information, while providing consistency in content and “look and feel” across the organization.

  • Generate Cost to Benefit Transparency & Visibility across all work.

  • Ensure that project goals are in line with business objectives.

  • Ensure that project goals are achieved.

  • Assign duties and responsibilities to project personnel and define the scope of their authority.

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.

  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel, and modify schedules or plans as required.

  • Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.

  • Benchmark project management performance continuously to identify the potential for improvements and increase capability in project and portfolio management.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%


  • BS or MS in relevant Engineering Fields.

  • PMI PMP Certification required.

  • New Product (Design, Test, Supplier Readiness & Mfg Integration) Experience preferred.

  • MS, MBA or Advance Program Management Accreditation preferred.

  • 5-7+ years of project/program execution.

  • Project portfolio, prioritization and demand management optional.

  • Scrum | Agile Methodology experience preferred.

Key Competencies

  • Ownership and Commitment to Excellence

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Servant Leadership

  • Stakeholder Partnership

  • Learning Agility & Business Acumen

  • Risk Management & Judgement

  • Product & Customer Centricity

  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams, leading people

  • Organizing, developing and motivating a team

What’s in it for you:

  • Benefits kick in day one!

  • 6% 401K match, additional 2% core contribution = 8% overall match

  • 3 weeks of vacation, plus site paid holidays

  • Benefits*: Trane-Technologies-Benefits-Offered.pdf (https://www.tranetechnologies.com/content/dam/cs-corporate/pdf/careers/Trane-Technologies-Benefits-Offered.pdf)

Base Pay Range: $117,150 to $155,350.

Additional Compensation: Total compensation for this role also will include an incentive plan.

Disclaimer: This "range" could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed, education, experience, travel requirements for the job, or because of a system the employer uses to measure earnings by quantity or quality of production (so, for example, positions that may not have traditional salary ranges).

*Benefits vary by region, business alignment, union involvement and employee status.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.