Project Manager

Posted 8 months ago

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One of the well renounced clients of Zeva IT LLC who is one of the largest and most well-established engineering companies in the United States, with offices throughout the U.S. and more than 400 professionals on staff looking for a full-time Project Manager located in Eden Prairie, USA.

Key Responsibilities

This position requires the ability to effectively manage scope, schedule, and budget of automation system projects of varying size and complexity. The candidate will lead by example and have a keen awareness for meeting customer expectations while achieving business and financial goals. The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our customer’s requirements. This candidate must have a diverse engineering skill set with the ability to provide technical leadership of automation solutions.

The preferred candidate will have a continuous improvement mindset and work to achieve excellence in project execution methodology.

Management Responsibilities: 

Oversee daily operations and activities of a project(s) ranging in size from $250k to $2.0M +.  Responsibilities include ensuring overall profitability of the project. 

  • Develops and executes implementation plans for the project
  • Develops task prioritization and scheduling for allocating resources and project timelines
  • Responsible for detailed knowledge of contractual terms, conditions, insurance and scopes of work
  • Ensures that all project team members clearly understand the scope of W-M responsibilities
  • Develops and maintains project schedules for W-M and customer requirements
  • Evaluates progress on project(s) and details changes
  • Responsible for all purchasing and subcontractor requirements
  • Responsible for development of costs and proposal of change orders to contract scope
  • Negotiates change orders to comply with customer and contract requirements
  • Develops and implements a cash flow plan for the project including A/R collections
  • Responsible for all project invoicing to the customer
  • Provides timely financial forecasts to W-M on costs, budgets, C/O’s and schedule
  • Serves as W-M’s primary interface with the customer during the implementation phase of the project
  • Provide installation and startup oversight
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations, codes etc. as they apply to the contract and project(s)
  • Develops and maintains standard communication and technical documentation for project implementation (RFIs, Transmittals, Submittals, Change Requests, Project Plans, Status Updates, etc.)
  • Works closely with business unit operations manager on all aspects of project management

Engineering Responsibilities: 

This position may be responsible for the implementation of conceptual design and technical review of projects.  This includes both internal design efforts and client reviews.

  • Ability to implement of control systems, components, instrumentation and controls design
  • Provide technical leadership for PLC platforms (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Modicon, Siemens)
  • Provide technical leadership with SCADA applications, (i.e. Cimplicity, Wonderware, Intellution) is preferred
  • Provide technical leadership with Microsoft SQL or Access database is a plus
  • Provide technical leadership network architecture and hardware

Technical Abilities:

  • Develop procedural documentation for instrumentation and hardware configurations
  • Write operational philosophy and sequence of operation documents for control system implementation
  • Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution, control panels and associated NEC references
  • Experience with PLC ladder logic and function block programming (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Modicon, Siemens) are required
  • Experience with SCADA programming, scripting, and their applications (i.e. Cimplicity, Wonderware, Intellution, Rockwell Automation) are required
  • Ability to configure numerous types of electronic overloads, VFD’s, and Servos
  • Knowledge in Databases, SQL, Scripting, Historian and Virtual Machines
  • Experience with AutoCAD and ability to navigate 3D models

Marketing Responsibilities: 

Identify sales opportunities, confidence to suggest scope changes with justifications, ability to network across targeted industries and assist with sales quotation development.

Job Requirements:

  • Education – A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Having a PMP certification would be a plus.
  • Experience – Greater than 8 years with capabilities in below areas is preferred:
    • Proven success in project management
    • Experience in one or more of the following industries: Food and Beverage, Oil & Gas, Wood or Grain.
    • Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution, control panels and associated NEC references desired.
    • Experience leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
    • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Professional references, preferably one from each of the following: a subordinate, a peer, and a manager.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, passport and the ability to travel up to 30%.

Physical Demands of the Position:

Seeing, color perception, hearing, listening, clear speech, dexterity in hands, driving, lifting, climbing, and ability to mount and dismount equipment, pushing, pulling, ability to travel distances for meetings and projects to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment, on-site office environment, and diverse industrial environments

Frequent personal computer usage, copy machines, phones, and other office equipment.

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