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Project Management

Project Manager- Architectural and Acoustical products.  Project Manager- Architectural and Acoustical products.
The project manager reports to the Director of Operations. Their chief responsibilities include being the main customer contact and overseeing the overall progression of projects while continuing to analyze revenue, expenses, and schedules to meet delivery expectation.
The project manager is a key member of our project team and works directly with the project controller, production scheduler, drafting and logistics departments to help define and maintain project objectives and timelines.  Project managers prepare production work orders and maintain project budgets, analyze progress, and recommend actions for improvement and cost savings. A project manager’s duties include the following:
• Work with the project controller to define project budget and scope• Create project schedules in Microsoft Project and provide weekly tracking on progress• Use tools and systems in accordance with company processes for documentation• Send out quote requests to multiple vendors for manufacturing material procurement• Follow-up on vendor purchase order delivery dates, track costs & report to the project controller• Communicate delivery details with logistics specialist
SKILLS/BACKGROUND:• Degree or professional experience in project or business management• Communication skills• CAD & Blueprint reading• Computer skills, tracking software, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Bluebeam• Interior wood finishes & millwork experience beneficial• Strong organizations skills• Highly motivated

Job Description
As a Practice Area Leader at our firm, you are responsible to lead, manage, and ensure execution to achieve goals and enable the success of our team and our clients.

Leadership, Culture, and Employee Engagement – 30%

Provide leadership, coaching and support to create optimal levels of engagement, retention, and team member growth.

Key Activities:

1:1’s with all team leaders
Set the tone of optimism, care, and high expectations
Consistently show appreciation and recognition
Create opportunities for team members to build real relationships
Coach team leaders to help them understand the drivers of engagement

Technical Oversight and Quality Assurance – 20%

Create, maintain, and ensure adherence to project processes, design standards, and procedures to ensure the delivery of consistent, high-quality designs.

Key Activities:

Create, maintain, and ensure adherence to project processes, design standards, and procedures
Kick-off meetings on complex projects
Identify high risk projects/situations
Review of drawings on high risk projects
Foresee, identify, and provide guidance on complex design challenges
Operational and Financial Oversight – 20%

Provide operational and financial oversight to ensure optimal billed vs. spent ratios and utilization rates.

Key Activities:

Measure and analyze operational throughput and capacity to identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and make necessary course corrections
Monitor and ensure adherence to schedules, budgets, and utilization
Monitor Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
Business Development – 15%

Achieve revenue goals by developing and executing plans to earn repeat client business and procuring projects from new clients.

Key Activities:

Develop and ensure execution of a system to gain repeat business and increased client wallet share
Have intentional conversations to learn/understand client goals, needs, and strategies
Document/track client conversations in CRM
Achieve sales goal to clients targeted by the practice and firm strategic plans
Diversified portfolio of projects within the practice
Complete set number of business development conversations with target clients

Client Satisfaction – 10%

Promote and foster high-trust relationships between practice area leaders and client representatives to maintain or improve client satisfaction and retention.

Key Activities:

Build and maintain relationships with clients
Promote and foster relationship building between practice team leads and client representatives
Monitor and ensure client feedback
Seek timely feedback on project performance
Measure and analyze client satisfaction to include Net Promoter Score (NPS)

Strategy & Goal Setting – 5%

Contribute to the design of the firm’s overall strategic vision and proactively align the practice area’s challenging and achievable goals to the firm’s strategic vision.

Key Activities:

Contribute to cocreation of the firm’s strategy
Align practice’s operational/business plan to the firm’s strategy
Provide accurate and relevant forecasts including industry trends, practice capacity, etc.
Collaborate with Team Leaders to set challenging and achievable goals
Job Requirements
Qualifications

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program
15+ years of engineering experience with clear progression in responsibility and leadership
Proficient use of the English language, both verbal and written
Advanced verbal and written communication skills, adaptable to all audiences
Professional Engineer (PE) License
Effectively engages with organization leaders, clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others
Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key engineers, officials, and/or other organizations and companies
Demonstrates skills in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
Physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned
Maintain a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record

Preferred:

10+ years focus in structural engineering, emphasis in practice area
Structural Engineer (SE) License
Advanced credentials such as Specialty Certification
Master’s or Doctorate or equivalent, in applicable area of study
Member of professional organization; recognized expert on statement activity and resource for national activities and organizations
Involved in and or leads community service programs; serves on local planning and/or policy board(s)

Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.

Position: PROJECT MANAGER/LEAD STRUCTURAL ENGINEER – Full-time employee
Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Description
Our Firm is looking for an engineer with 7-15 years of experience to lead and work with
others to successfully complete projects in a wide variety of markets. The position is full-time with salary
commensurate with experience level and skill set and benefits.
Minimum Qualifications
• B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering with structural emphasis
• Advanced degree and/or professional engineering certification (PE or SE) preferred
• 7 or more years of experience as a structural engineer designing similar building types
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Team player and proven positive attitude when working with both internal and external colleagues
and clients
Organization and Professional Qualities
• Manages team development and serves as a mentor for junior engineers
• Effectively utilizes team members and assists with their career development
• Suggests possible solutions for improvement of internal processes
• Develops lasting relationships with clients
• Effective, strong communication skills at all levels, including with project team, managers, and
clients
• Resolves team conflicts when they arise
Responsibilities
• Creates and executes project work plans and revises plans to meet changing requirements
• Identifies resources and assigns responsibilities
• Manages all aspects of a project and reviews deliverables before delivering to client
• Applies the firm’s methodology and enforces project standards and quality assurance procedures
• Manages project budget
• Maintains client files and manages day-to-day client interaction
Benefits
• Competitive pay and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications, including health,
dental, disability, flex-benefits, 401k, mass transit card, continuing education, flexible schedule,
travel pay, etc.
• Flexibility to shape your career path and grow with the firm
• Ability to work with stimulating colleagues on a daily basis in an environment that is challenging, fun
and promotes individual growth, teamwork, and creativity

Need a Project Manager/ Sales person to represent custom line of architectural and acoustical wall panels. Projects found in restaurants, hospitals, hotels, casinos, commercial buildings, and universities. Seeking self motivated with strong creative bend. Ability to sell and build long-term relationships. Salary plus commission. No cold calling. Established and new customers.

Project Manager-Steel and Miscellaneous Metals

The Project Manager responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. Oversees all aspects of the projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of projects. Prepare reports for management and customers regarding project status.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinate resources for the flawless execution of projects.
• Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within the scope and within budget.
• Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress.
• Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs.
• Preform risk management to minimize project risks.
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
• Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs.
• Makes and develops contacts with selected clients and strategic partners.
• Attends conventions, conferences, and trade shows as needed; prepares post-event reports and analysis.
• Analyzes existing and anticipated client needs and promote company services to meet such requirements.
• Functions as liaison between client companies and operations staff.
• Negotiates contracts and work agreements.
• Generates weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports, tracking work as specified by manager.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in related field or equivalent.
• Minimum of 2 years related experience or equivalent.
• Well-developed negotiation, project and account management skills.
• Working knowledge of industry product information.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent problem resolution skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
• Commitment to excellence and high standards.
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
• Ability to manage priorities and workflow
• Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.
• Acute attention to detail
• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals at all organizational levels.
• Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in person, on the phone, electronically, or through other means to individuals and groups.
• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
• Proficient on Microsoft Office Suite.

COMPETENCIES:
• Problem Solving–Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Project Management–Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
• Interpersonal Skills–Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
• Written Communication–Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
• Planning/Organizing–Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
• Adaptability–Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK

ENVIRONMENT:
• Occasionally required to walk
• Frequently required to sit
• Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
• Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
• Continually required to talk or hear
• Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
• Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items up to up to 50 pounds
• Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
• Occasionally work in high, precarious places
• Occasionally exposure to outside weather conditions
• Occasionally exposure to loud noise (examples: metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving equipment)

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