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FIELD PROJECT MANAGER
Clackamus, OR & Ft. Greely, Alaska (Extensive Travel between the two locations)
This position has full authority and responsibility for project profits and losses and manages all aspects of assigned projects. The individual provides primary customer interface throughout the project. This position works closely with the Control Account Manager (CAM), Site Manager and key support organizations to ensure all materials, documentation, personnel and funding are in place to support and sustain field activities to meet scope, schedule, quality and cost commitments to the organization and our customers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities.)
1. Responsible for managing all phases of projects from initiation and planning through execution, monitoring & controlling, and closure.
2. In collaboration with the CAM, Site Manager, Production Foremen and other key stakeholders, the Senior Project Manager plans, estimates, negotiates, staffs, directs the work, and reconciles final billings on assigned projects. As atop decision maker on the project, resolves any internal issues that arise over the productive, safe management of the project.
3. The Sr. Project Manager will be relied upon to provide business unit expertise and leadership in developing best in class processes, standards and practices.
4. Meets or exceeds customers' realistic expectations for quality, productivity and safety on projects, and manages the customer relationship through any changes in the scope and price of the project to assure continuing customer satisfaction and profitable project closure.
5. Resolves issues on a day-to-day basis with customers, owners, , and other interested parties. Represents the Company fairly and consistently when interacting with customers.
6. Lead the effort to estimate, plan, execute and settle the projects working closely with the Project Controls, CAM and Site Manager. Provides all necessary documentation for bill settlement and negotiation of change orders in a timely manner. Advises Contracting Department of opportunities to increase profits and avoid losses.
7. Writes timely and accurate documentation of each job and contributes accordingly to final written specifications.
8. Confers with supervision and project management staff, and project inspectors and suppliers of materials, to resolve repair problems and to improve repair methods.
9. Plans, coordinates and directs field activities for assigned projects. Through coordination with Site Manager and functional foremen assures appropriate daily project staffing. Audits subordinates’ reports and monitors job progress to ensure that manpower utilization and allocation meets job requirements and bid expectation. Makes appropriate changes as necessary.
10. Reports required information to complete all EVMS required activities and reports as required by the customer and Company. Maintains effective working relationships with craft workers, customers, and contract administrators. Where labor complaints or disputes occur within the project, directly or through managers, supervisors or other resources, assure that issues are resolved efficiently and with minimal disruption to the project.
11. Leads the project team in a post mortem review of each completed project, and assures complete documentation and dissemination of all lessons learned in order to capture best practices and to avoid repeating mistakes. Ensures that lessons learned on own and other projects are captured in the preplanning phase of new projects.
12. Ensures that worker safety and environmental concerns are constantly monitored, and that problems are effectively resolved.
13. Assesses and documents overall work performance of direct reports by close of project, providing feedback to same. Ensures performance documentation by managers or supervisors of all assigned project personnel. Clearly identifies strengths and weaknesses of project team members and recommends specific development activities.
14. Remains technically competent, ensuring personal skills remain current with changes in the field and consistent with productivity improvement initiatives.
15. The Senior Project Manager is actively involved at an operational level in reviewing the relevant costs data, quality and capability for performing work internally versus subcontracting to outside suppliers and vendors. The incumbent is responsible for the decision to make or buy a product or service for the particular project under their direction after thorough analysis of relevant information.
16. The Senior Project Manager plays an active role in managing or providing oversight for the subcontractor and/or vendor performance on the project, including setting expectations for such groups. It is critical to the overall profitability of the project that the Project Manager actively monitors and drives the performance standards of all subcontractors/vendors and holds them accountable.
The role operates within general parameters, but must use sound judgment and independent decision making when carrying out job responsibilities. Has the ability to influence and recommend modifying existing protocols. Field projects are large dollar and very long duration (6 months plus) projects. The Field PM will be required to spend extended periods (50% average with higher peaks as required) at the job site, often remote areas. The incumbent is held accountable for the overall guidance and consistency across projects to ensure profitable performance of the work is achieved. The incumbent has profit and loss responsibility for his/her projects as well as, a critical role in securing revenue for the Company. Failure to meet the expectations of the customer could result in significant loss of future business.
The position manages as many as fifty employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors. Those managed have varying degrees of technical expertise and reading/writing skills, including professional level and hourly craft employees. He/she may have as many as four direct reports depending on the size of the project. The role operates at a more senior oversight level than hands on supervision. However, the incumbent’s operational range must be able to reach from details to strategic levels.
The Senior Project Manager coordinates his/her efforts with managers and supervisors at all levels in the business unit and the customer organization. The incumbent must be effective at influencing and collaborating with other managers and peers not in the direct line of authority in order to perform successfully. The position represents the Company through formal and informal interactions with the customer. Additionally, the individual interacts with industry peers on a less frequent basis.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated financial savvy as it applies to labor-intensive projects.
• Demonstrated ability to orchestrate the judicious use of labor in a multi-craft, unionized, complex work environment.
• Strong project management skills including the use of Microsoft Project or similar project planning tools. EVMS experience preferred.
• Strong leadership skills including conflict resolution, real-time decision-making, high performance expectations and the capability of inspiring the team to meet them.
• Strong customer relationship skills in terms of achieving customer satisfaction through their buy-in to business and project realities rather than through diluting project profitability.
• Excellent contract, specification and print interpretation skills.
• Effective communication skills that span the customer and project population. Skilled at acquiring knowledge through asking the right questions.
• Expertise in maximizing revenues and profits on projects through the art and science of ongoing negotiation.
• Understands and can leverage a "siege mentality," including identifying and nurturing the key informal leaders who can help keep things moving when other means fail.
• Strong entrepreneurial outlook with a clearly demonstrated sense of ownership over both the process and the results.
• Demonstrated hands-on approach to problem-solving and knowing the project.
• Capable of effectively handling multiple priorities on own with little or no supervisory guidance.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• BS in a technical discipline is required. Engineering Degree with focus in industrial or mechanical disciplines or experience in management of steel fabrication projects. Or equivalent experience.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively more complex work experience that demonstrates in-depth production knowledge. A minimum of ten (10) years of project and/or program management experience, including at least one "large" project is required. The critical criterion is specific, demonstrated success in planning, staffing, coordinating and profitably executing multi-trade, extensive, labor-intensive, multi-phased projects.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: None required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced field enviornment with moderate to loud noise levels from work activity. The individual will be required to be at field sites year round in all weather conditions. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. Stand for long periods of time, navigate uneven and unstable terrain (loose dirt, snow, ice) and traverse ladders as needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Job sites are large construction areas and/or controlled access installations requiring the ability to work in all weather conditions and conform to customer safety and security requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Employee must be a “U.S. Person” as defined Code of Federal Regulations, Title 22, Section 120.15
Interested candidate should send resumes to Hannah Quinn for further consideration: Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sirius Technical Services Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.