Project Manager

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY

The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing a set of projects associated with Smart Manufacturing principles, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives, Industrial Controls and Automation technologies, and Systems Integration processes. Project Managers are in a customer facing role and are expected to use their technical background and knowledge to architect solutions, organize information, lead engineers, and deliver successful outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to develop and review proposals for medium to large projects with unclear scope, risks and aggressive timelines.

  • Follow-up on pending quotes and manage consistency in quoting by following corporate guidelines.

  • Ability to manage/develop budgets and schedules based on project requirements.

  • Ability to negotiate additional resources, and funding to address deliverables that are outside the original scope of the project.

  • Ability to forecast risk and proactively develop mitigation plans.

  • Ability to influence customer decisions – shares own expertise and best practice knowledge.

  • Provides specific and detailed direction to assigned project resources on a regular basis and often acts as a functional supervisor.

  • Based on the project size make responsible decisions regarding project specific matters, including budgets, project resource planning,

  • scheduling, general project work-flow and activities, and ongoing issues and conflicts.

  • Gives guidance to project leads and engineering team on how to handle very difficult issues / disputes raised by subcontractors, vendors and

  • delivery partners.

  • Maintain an individual utilization target as set out in the yearly budget.

  • Demonstrates expert level analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have a minimum of 5-7 years of full life-cycle project experience 

  • Flexible with travel, which can be expected to be up to 50%.

  • Be flexible regarding working over-time and non-business hours when required.

  • Is regarded as a fully qualified Senior level professional consultant, with extensive knowledge in manufacturing IT systems, industry trends and standards.

  • Possesses at least one of the following: B.Sc. Computer Science, Business, Related Engineering or Supply Chain Management Degree and/or Diploma/Certification (or in some instances, related and equivalent experience).

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