• Manager, Project Management

    Location US-PA-Jeannette
    Job ID
    P01979
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    10
    Category
    Engineered Management
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The purpose of the position is to provide proactive leadership and management to the Project Managers of the Cryodynamic Products business unit, to achieve equitable and satisfactory execution of contracts, within project budgets and to project schedules.  Maintain an environment for professional and ethical conduct within the Project Managers.  Establish measurements of project deliverables to gauge Project Manager performance to project schedules and demands.  Administrate and monitor Project Manager work load and demand across projects.  Develop and maintain department process work standards and tools for the Project Managers to achieve best-in-class contract execution. Foster continuous improvement of those procedures and tools.  Provide management support and advocate on behalf of the Project Managers to achieve project goals.  Improve interface between Project Management and upstream internal suppliers, and downstream internal customers.  Work with each individual Project Manager to develop technical and commercial capabilities, encourage personal development and career growth.  Promote a positive attitude for a safe and healthy work environment, as well as awareness for high quality products and services.  Responsibly manage the sectional budget and costs.  Provide guidance, direction, and support to Sales, Applications, and Marketing on individual quotations, and seeks to develop market driven standardized solutions.

     

    Nature of the Position

     

    This is a leadership role with supervisory and cost management requirements of a highly technical group handling all cryodynamic product lines and auxiliaries. Supervision of diverse and independent minded group of individuals is required. An ability to interact with, motivate, direct, and manage others to achieve section, department, corporate, and project goals is required.  Because the Project Managers interact with many organizations, both upstream and downstream in the order process internal to Elliott, and with customer and supplier organizations external to Elliott, negotiation and conflict resolution skills are required. 

     

    Technical leadership and versatility are a requirement, as well as an ability to leverage Project Management section and Elliott corporate technical capabilities to achieve project goals.   Requires a broad technical breadth and ability to quickly analyze and address complex technical problems associated with Cryodynamic Products. This requires unique solutions to complex issues, as cryodynamic product contracts vary with each project in quantity and content of equipment, specification level, enforcement degree, etc.  Issues brought to this position's level often involve approaches and solutions of an uncharted nature. 

     

    The position also requires monitoring of Project Management work process and to seek improvements and enhance efficiencies in those processes. 

     

    Contact with Others

     

    This position requires primary contact with Cryodynamic Products management, Project Management, and other Cryodynamic Products business sections such as Cryodynamic Products Drafting, Product Engineering, Controls Engineering, and Test Engineering.  Other areas of Elliott Company, including but not limited to Sales, Applications Engineering, Marketing, Production Control, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Legal, Financial, Field Service, Executive Management, Human Resources, are additional points of contact.

     

    Routine customer contact is expected, including purchaser, engineering contractor, expediting and inspection representatives.  Required to participate in major client meetings and negotiations worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    • Supervise, motivate, and direct the day to day activities of the Project Management section of the Cryodynamic Products business unit, to achieve fair and satisfactory execution of contracts, within project budgets and to project schedules.
    • Maintain an environment for professional and ethical conduct within the Project Management section as directed by Elliott corporate policies and Elliott Code of Ethics.
    • Establish measurements of project deliverables to gauge Project Management performance to project schedules. Provide clear and concise reporting on sectional performance.
    • Administrate and monitor work load and demand to efficiently address Cryodynamic Products project load, access and make recommendations to achieve appropriate levels of staffing to maintain organization effectiveness. Use loading evaluation methods and business forecasts to develop appropriate work distribution.
    • Develop and maintain department process work standards and tools for the Project Managers to achieve department goals, while improving efficiency and department throughput. Foster continuous improvement of those procedures and tools, and encourage participation and contribution from the engineers in their development.
    • Provide management support and advocate on behalf of the Project Managers to achieve project goals, internally with other internal Elliott business functions, external Elliott material and service suppliers, and with Elliott customers to resolve conflicts and differences.
    • Improve interface between Project Management and upstream internal suppliers, and downstream internal customers by developing meaningful methods for exchange of information and knowledge for the betterment of Elliott business yields and customer satisfaction.
    • Work with each individual Project Manager to develop technical and commercial competence, encourage personal development and career growth by creating individualized career plans and goals with input from each Project Manager.
    • Promote a positive attitude for a safe and healthy work environment, as well as awareness for high quality products and services from the section in support of Elliott management initiatives.
    • Responsibly manage the sectional budget and costs to remain within allocated amounts.
    • Provide guidance, direction, and support to Sales, Applications, and Marketing on individual quotations, and seek to develop market driven standardized solutions. This includes an individual effort to review customer specifications, and development of section efforts to increase Elliott sales margins while improving customer satisfaction.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or other relevant discipline.
    • Ten (10) years of relevant industry experience.
    • Four (4) years of experience as a Project Manager or other technical leadership role in relevant industry.
    • Experience and ability in customer relations, including negotiation.
    • Understanding of turbomachinery products, processes, procedures, and personnel sufficient to understand trouble shooting and specification compliance issues and provide guidance towards resolution.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including conflict resolution, and ability to comprehend and present detailed technical solutions internally and externally.
    • Good organizational skills; can think creatively and independently.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of financial and commercial issues as related to contract execution in a competitive and aggressive industry.
    • Basic knowledge of accounting principles, budgetary requirements, and cost controls to be considered.
    • Exemplifies a commitment to continuous personal professional growth, either technical or commercial.

     

     

    Elliott is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state or local laws of the United States. Elliott is a drug free workplace.

     

    No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Elliott Group employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Elliott Group recruiting team will become the property of Elliott Group and no search fees will be paid.

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