Principal Program Manager - Process Improvement

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary | US-Peoria Metropolitan Area, Illinois
Job ID
Project Management
Permanent Full-Time
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Hexagon’s Autonomous Solutions division is looking for a Principal Program Manager - Process Improvement with experience in Process Improvement Initiatives to join our Research & Development organization.  This role will focus on the Program Management of strategic cross-division projects and programs – including the management of process improvement activities to drive alignment and step-function improvements between various processes, teams, and tools.  This role will work closely with the Project Management & Process Development teams along with senior leaders within Hexagon’s Autonomous Solutions division.


Reporting to the Director, Program & Process Management, you will work with talented Engineering and Project Management teams across the Hexagon Mining and Autonomy & Positioning divisions to deliver on complex Programs.



As a Principal Program Manager - Process Improvement, your Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Engineering and Leadership teams to identify, analyze, scope, and prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Management of cross-divisional process improvement projects and programs from conception through institutionalization
  • Management of cross-division/strategic Programs, including:
    • Stakeholder Management: Working with stakeholders to define the program structure and management strategy.
    • Program Operating Model: Defining a method of operations to ensure efficient executions of all projects and activities within the program
    • Program Execution and Delivery: Building and executing program plans to deliver best-in-class solutions that meet the business objectives
    • Reporting and Risk Management: Ensure timely and clear communication with stakeholders, including the appropriate escalation of issues
    • Ongoing Prioritization: Management and prioritization of cross-project issues to drive success
  • Development of Program Management best practice processes and procedures, building on the existing knowledge base across the divisions
  • Participant in the Program & Process Management Leadership team, providing senior mentoring and coaching to other Project Managers



  • 15+ years of combined product development, project management, and people management experience
  • Proven ability to manage complex programs and deliver defined outcomes
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire others to do their best work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities, demands and timelines
  • Solid understanding of project and program management methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in driving change initiatives and making them stick
  • BSc. in Engineering or Computer Science

Key Success Factors:

  • Strong interpersonal skills for fostering productive relationships and creating a collaborative working atmosphere
  • Ability to influence and motivate those around you


  • Experience with safety or process standards such as ISO 26262, DO-178C, ASPICE
  • Lean Six Sigma certifications
  • Experience with Scaled Agile frameworks
  • PMP (or comparable) designation

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications for this role? Let us decide! At Hexagon, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you’re excited about the opportunities this role could bring, we encourage you to apply. For any questions about the role or our company, please email our team at and we will be pleased to follow up with you. Please do not send cover letters or resumes to this address.


The Company: Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality, and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. You’ll be joining over 22,000 people in 50 countries on the leading edge of your field. 


This position is with Hexagon’s A&P division, a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions industry leaders rely on for assured positioning and autonomy on land, sea and air. Our work touches every aspect of life, from sustainability on Earth to enabling autonomy. Within the Autonomy & Positioning division your work will contribute to the operation of our brands NovAtel, Veripos, Antcom, and AutonomouStuff.  Our organization is a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment. Come see why we are recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers.


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