The Project Manager defines scope, goals and deliverables that support business objectives for all new equipment projects in collaboration with senior management and key stakeholders. The Project Manager leads the engineering team though each step of a project, including the design, engineering, installation, commissioning and warranty period. In order to ensure each project operates seamlessly on time and on budget to the quality expected, this position requires exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and understanding of the importance of all aspects of engineering projects. This multidisciplinary leader will work closely with colleagues across a number of functions, including sales, engineering, production and design.
The Project Manager will be a self-starter, able to work with little supervision and possess the leadership skills and ability to achieve results through others. They will have the determination to adapt work schedules to meet the challenges of the job, effectively deal with customers on a daily basis and be able to take the initiative to seek and implement solutions to problems.
The Project Manager will have all the responsibility and accountability proportionate with the seniority of the position.
Essential Functions: Manages multiple new equipment projects simultaneously, assuring they are seen through to completion to specification, ensuring customer satisfaction at the high quality expected. Ensures the stakeholders understand the project goals and objectives, and develops the detailed project plans to meet those goals. Monitors progress against goals and provides regular status reports. Defines the project scope and communicates objectives to Engineering Team members. Identifies all deficiencies and deviations from the scope promptly, assuring that actions are taken to correct any changes throughout the project. Creates, maintains and executes effective project plans and ensure all known or potential risks are identified and mitigation activities are incorporated into the project plans. Communicates with internal and external customers regarding project objectives, design configuration, documentation, delivery expectations and contractual requirements of individual projects. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with clients as their point of call. Incorporates the documented project management process into all projects making use of available standard project scheduling and planning tools. Work with the Engineering Manager to assist with scheduling team resources and prioritizing project workload. Identifies and implements overall process improvements as needed. Supervises, reviews and manages team productivity and accountability.
Additional Responsibilities: Participates with Sales Manager in developing overall project objectives, strategies, and schedules. Assists in the development of tools and processes to improve the organization's ability to plan and execute projects successfully. Assists in identifying areas for the automation of tasks and documentation.
Required Skills and Attributes : Project Management Process Improvement Tracking Budget Expenses Planning Performance Management Engineering Proficiency Ability to read blueprints (Mechanical & Electrical). Self-management Ability to work on multiple tasks and/or projects. Schedule development and management Word, Excel, PowerPoint Proficiency AutoCAD experience a plus
Required Credentials: BSME/BSMET degree required PMP Preferred A minimum of 5 years project management experience in a power plant, paper mill or industrial manufacturing environment preferred (not construction).
Travel: Some national and international travel required.
Volt is an equal opportunity employer.