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Project Manager - Automated Manufacturing

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Posted: 04/10/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 558393 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

We are searching for a Project Manager to join our innovative and fast growing team!

The role of Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects from inception through sign-off. The project manager will report directly to the CEO and is responsible for the profit and loss of individual projects, completion of projects within specified dates and establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with leadership, subcontractors, and project stakeholders.

Ideal candidates will have experience working in a discipline related to mechanical or electrical engineering and have experience in machine building or OEM automation. Prior experience leading projects and other people is necessary for this position to be a success in our brand new Elk Grove Village facility.

As this role is the prime contact to customers on active projects, there will be natural overlap with technical sales.  The flexibility and willingness to wear multiple hats and support the company in a large variety of areas is key to this role.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Prepare proposals, assist in presentations, and participate in contract negotiations
  • Provide overall management of projects from concept to completion including planning, estimating, engineering, procurement, design review, construction management, commissioning, and buy-off.
  • Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs.
  • Assist with internal project financials, staffing, risk management, change management, and human resource issues.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with the client regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, master scope management, budget finances, subcontracting, project staffing, facility support, and schedule attainment.
  • Manage all aspects of project communication
  • Develop and implement project policies and procedures, establish project controls systems and implement the project execution plan.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.
  • Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring office support.
  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and military contracts on project-related matters.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing assembly automation projects

Desired Characteristics:
  • Either electrical or mechanical engineering background
  • High-energy, self-motivated, willing to take on responsibilities across functions & teams boundaries, and drive assigned tasks to closure
  • Influence/communication and negotiations skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • PMP preferred but not required
  • Prior experience managing projects for an OEM
  • Understanding of business operations & manufacturing industry
  • Program / Project management skills with horizontal teams
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; supervisory role experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, strong PC and database management skills
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
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