Job – 3620 Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager (Position is located in Iowa City, IA)
This individual plays a key role in the successful management of projects and development of staff. Reporting to the Director, Industry and Infrastructure, this individual will provide technical and engineering leadership, as well as act as the “face of KFI” in Iowa. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for a high level of customer satisfaction by ensuring expectations are clearly communicated and managed – both externally and internally. The successful candidate will also create a dynamic team environment by mentoring and coaching colleagues, and fostering a highly collaborative working environment. This person will also actively support the business development process, through the writing of proposals and meeting with prospective and current customers, thereby clearly articulating KFI’s value proposition and unique differentiators.
Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
•Oversees projects in the department to assure that KFI quality, customer satisfaction and financial objectives are met.
•Actively manages assigned projects, driving them to completion. This will require a combination of strong delegation and follow-up, combined with personal execution of work as needed. Project teams will typically be staffed by people in different KFI offices.
•Allocates department resources to assure effective utilization and development of staff.
•Ensures that new opportunities are properly defined, scoped and priced. Actively contributes to all aspects of the business development process (i.e., proposals and customer meetings).
•Ensures the development and coaching of the talent needed to meet current and future organization goals.
•Supervises staff, provides overall direction, and facilitates goal-setting and performance reviews. Conducts weekly one-on-one meetings with staff.
•Provides technical and engineering support to other departments/disciplines.
•Reviews invoices, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of billing activity. Serve as the Iowa office manager, ensuring its smooth operation while at the same time driving its growth.
The successful candidate will have a pragmatic and applied approach, while at the same time fostering a creative examination of customer needs and solutions.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong proficiency in process and utilities design. This person will have strong interpersonal skills to enable effective development and leadership of Designers, Engineers and Project Managers. This person will also possess superior project management skills and knowledge of related tools and processes. The person will possess strong communication skills, and influencing skills, and has demonstrated the maturity and self-confidence to work with senior business leaders and customers. The level of seasoning we are looking for likely comes with a minimum of 10 years of experience following graduation.
The successful candidate will be naturally collaborative, and possess the ability to assimilate a range of ideas, programs or alternatives into a set of recommendations. This person will be self-directed, but thrive in an environment where consultation leads to superior outcomes.
Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is required. Professional Engineering Registration (P.E.) is also highly desirable.