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Senior Project Manager

Job title: Senior Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cedar Rapids, United States
Industry:
Salary: $130000 - $150000 per annum
Reference: BH-117611
Contact Name: Luke Guest
Phone Number: +1 713 551 4444
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Position: Senior Project Manager

General Description:


The Project Manager (PM) position will be responsible for overseeing all construction activities of systems at various client locations.  The PM position is responsible for leading the project execution from pre-construction activities through project close out and the final customer acceptance phase.  The PM is expected to fully understand all phases of construction activities as well as customer interactions and have the demonstrated ability to accurately and timely communicate to all vested parties involved in the construction project.  Timely communications include the leadership team, all contractors and key facility management personnel and contractors.  Additionally the PM must fully understand and be competent to manage the project budget and to ensure all projects are on or ahead of their planned timeline.

Role and Responsibilities:
    

The Project Manager will be accountable for providing full construction oversight of each project from pre-construction activities through the project close out. Site/project safety of the PM and all contractors working under the PM, must be a top priority at all times.  Adherence to all safety policies/best practices must be maintained and adhered to at all times during the construction phase.  The PM must fully understand all aspects of an active construction project and must be able to make critical, yet timely decisions to ensure project success.  The PM must be able to read and fully understand P&ID’s, CAD and structural steel drawings, with the ability to address engineering issue/concerns pre-construction.  The PM has full accountability of the project cost and timeline and needs to ensure all necessary actions are taken to ensure a full project success – safe, on time and under budget.  Contractor interactions and holding contractors accountable during all phases of the project are a top priority for this position.  Additional roles, responsibilities and key skills include;
  • Highly proficient in project management and project execution
  • Acts safely at all times and instills strong safety behavior with all contractors
  • Ensures job/work flow accountabilities are clearly understood and acted upon
  • Established internal metrics to ensure project success – fully communicates those metrics and takes necessary corrective actions when needed
  • Ability to hold contractors fully accountable for performance measurements
  • Instills a high quality work environment at all times as well as demonstrates a strong QA/QC process on site
  • Effectively identifies and analyzes construction problems and takes timely steps to rectify identified issues
  • Highly proficient in project management and project execution
  • Strong communication with internal and external customers
  • Planning focus that can foresee potential construction roadblocks and takes corrective measures to mitigate issues
  • Budget/timeline management skills – ability to develop and manage a construction budget/timeline, with the ability to accurately project future project costs and project completion estimates
  • Ability to fully read and understand P&ID’s and detailed construction drawings
  • Contract/contractor negotiation experience is a must
  • Field management skills to mitigate changes, scope creep to the project via client requests
  • Mechanical aptitude to start-up systems, provide maintenance oversight and troubleshooting skills/tools
  • Detailed civil (site and soil prep, concrete/rebar, structural steel) comprehension of industrial projects is required
  • Piping (mechanical), electrical (MCC switch gear, transformers, motor wiring) and automation (instrumentation wiring and installation) knowledge is a must
  • Examine/Inspect field conditions to identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving opportunities, while recommend/implement corrective actions where necessary
  • Manage document control; receive and maintain control log of new-issue drawings and other contract documents
  • Review new issue drawings and contract documents for change of conditions; quantify impact of changes and review with management; distribute new issues to project teams
Management Skills Required:
  • Handles themselves in a professional manner at all times, even during challenging situations with the client and contractors
  • Seeks a win:win approach to resolve any conflicts/issues on the project site
  • Maintains a high level of productivity and effectiveness when experiencing major changes/challenges
  • Removes performance barriers to ensure project success
  • Defines short and long term resource requirements for each project
  • Demonstrates the ability to make tough decisions and take appropriate actions
  • Establishes open lines of communication
  • Identifies and communicates internal and external best demonstrated practices
Additional Requirements:
  • Project Management experience is a must with this position.  An engineering degree with experience in the chemical or bio-refining fields and five(5) plus years experience in the lump sum engineering-construction business is desired.  Strong knowledge of cost engineering, mechanical system check-out, start-up and commissioning, training, safety oversight, and general set-up of operations also preferred.
  • Must have proven abilities and skills in leadership and management of people, client relations, delegating, planning, organizing, problem solving, conflict resolution, high safety standards and contractor motivation.  Successful candidate must set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity.
  • Travel of up to 75% is expected with this position.  Travel expense is reimbursed directly to employee