The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for all areas of a specific assigned project and is expected to be able to handle the more challenging and larger scope projects within the company, such as full EPC projects. The SPM works directly with Project Managers, PM assistants, engineering and design, safety, project detail, accounting, and· construction management groups. The SPM also communicates with clients, vendors, contractors/sub-contractors, third party service providers, attorneys and regulatory agencies. This position focuses on meeting the needs of the project and continuously tracking all phases of a project from inception through completion. This description is an outline and is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities. The SPM reports to and works under the general supervision of the Director of Project Management.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Overall responsibility for the performance of employees assigned to the SPMs team.
- Assists in all stages of project management from contract negotiation to project completion.
- Proficient in understanding and working with various contract types and forms of project execution.
- Ensures constant communication with all project team members to identify potential problems, formulate recommendations and solutions.
- Develops and monitors project schedule, cash flow and budget, and coordinates in-house and contract project team members.
- Assures that assigned projects are completed within budget and time frame, in compliance with company and client specifications and in accordance with contracts.
- Plans, schedules, reports, evaluates, documents and troubleshoots all aspects of assigned projects.
- Knowledgeable about project management software, codes, standards and processes required by the company, client and federal, state and local agencies.
- Schedules and attends project planning and status meetings with project participants and client representatives.
- Provides cost estimation, equipment selection, procurement tracking, permitting submittals, construction supervision, plant start-up and project completion.
- Working knowledge of environmental permitting processes and requirements and in association with others and third parties, may develop detailed environmental permitting plans and participate in permit acquisition.
A four-year degree in engineering (mechanical, civil, chemical or engineering technology) from an ABET accredited engineering school or a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on project management required. A minimum of seven (7) years of industry engineering or project management experience is also necessary.
- Ability to handle the more complex scope projects within the company along with contracts that may present more challenges than what would be required for typical BCCK projects such as full EPC projects.
- Professional and positive approach at all times, self-motivated, strong in building relationships both within the company and with the client.
- Inspire confidence with the client regarding the company’s capabilities.
- Demonstrate team building and leadership skills, problem solving and critical thinking.
- Provide oversight and directions to assigned PMAs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills for intra-company discussions, client, vendor and industry presentations.
- Document project related activities and decisions in writing.
- Anticipate and chart upcoming expenditures and work closely with the accounting group and the client to verify project budget, expenses, and confirm costs and man-hours.
- Interact with clients and vendors about project clarification, outlining solutions, and documentation of costs and time required for project changes.
- Delegate project-related tasks and follow-up to confirm results.
- Skilled in negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
- Manage diverse, simultaneous project requirements of varying complexities.
- Provide oversight and direction for contractors.
- Proficiency in financial software (Excel) and project management tools (MS Project).
- Make regular, accurate reports to company management and clients.
- With assistance from management , enforces policies and procedures.
- Respond positively to the needs of clients, company management and colleagues.
- Communicate ideas for improvement to company management.