Manage $2M to $50M design/build projects including new construction and plant renovations for bulk material storage and processing facilities located throughout the country, but with a heavy concentration in the midwest, southeast, mid-atlantic and northeast regions. Responsible for project execution from post-award through commissioning including safety, planning, scheduling, controlling budgets, interfacing with customers, permitting, developing scopes of work, and managing subcontractors / vendor performance on assigned projects. Interface with internal engineering & drafting, purchasing and safety departments. Work effectively with project assistants who are tasked with vendor and subcontract procurement and administrative activities. Position reports to VP Operations.
Following is a listing of the general responsibilities for this position.
Review and become familiar with project contract, proposal, scope of work and estimate, all of which will be prepared by the Sales Project Manager and sales team and delivered via a contract handoff meeting. Subsequently, manage the contract.
Review drawings and communicate with engineering and drafting.
Coordinate with internal engineering and drafting, purchasing and safety departments while assuring deadlines and budgets are met.
Prepare and/or coordinate generation of specifications and scopes of work for material, equipment and subcontracted purchases
Identify and secure outside consultants for geotechnical, site civil and environmental services as needed.
Secure all necessary construction and environmental permits in conjunction with internal and external technical resources.
Function as a key interface with the customer. As one part of this interface, lead weekly project review meetings with both customer and company employees participating.
Schedule with engineering department frequent and periodic design review meetings, some of which are internal and others with customer participation.
Prepare overall project schedules, engineering schedules with milestones and requisition schedules; revise as necessary.
Maintain cost control and update budget forecast monthly.
Assure that scope of work and specifications are met without material deviation.
Execute change orders, as necessary, with assistance of sales department and negotiate as needed with customer.
Coordinate onsite Superintendent and Safety Officer.
Schedule and monitor performance of subcontractors, service technicians, utility providers, material suppliers and equipment vendors including review of approval submittals and drawings.
Travel as needed to job site to: monitor progress and quality of workmanship; meet with customer, subcontractors, utility providers, equipment technicians and regulatory inspectors; and for commissioning. Typically, less than 25%.
Manage start-up and troubleshooting on equipment and control devices to ensure proper function and make adjustments consistent with the system process requirements.
Maintain project documentation and files
Periodically support sales efforts in estimating and scheduling preparation
Experience / Required Skills
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are critical.
Must be a self-starter.
Physical requirements: bending, lifting. Must be able to climb to significant heights on an occasional basis.
Proven competency with building and driving strong teamwork both internally and externally
5-years plus of industrial construction experience with projects over $10M.
Experience with bulk material storage and handling equipment as well as electrical and control systems.
Experience with feed mill process equipment, liquid systems and low pressure steam systems preferred.
BS Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred or related experience. Certified Project Manager Professional is a plus.
Computer literate including MS Office products and project scheduling software.
Ability to interpret CAD drawings including mechanical, civil and electrical
General knowledge of construction sequencing and estimating
Experience with managing multiple subcontractor schedules and work activity coordination
Good oral and written communication skills
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: eligible for discretionary bonus
About WL Port-Land Systems
Rooted in the engineering field since 1975, WL Port-Land Systems offers a diverse expertise to provide solutions for design/build, renovation and engineering projects.With a history of success in the feed and grain trade, today WL Port-Land specializes in the storage, processing and handling of bulk materials in all industries. We partner with companies to provide engineering solutions that help to build or renovate facilities to ensure they are of the highest quality and performing at an optimum efficiency.