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Project Manager
Waukesha, WI

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$95,000 - $115,000 / yr

Our client is a family-owned growing operation that prides itself in understanding a good work-life balance is in need of a Project Manager to join their team!  The Project Manager is responsible for planning, administering, and completing assigned projects within budget and scheduling restraints. Organize and define the total scope of a project plan and provide technical support for the engineering process. This position will report to the Director of Engineering.

What you will be doing:

  • Meet with the project team to develop project plan schedule and milestones. Identify open issues, and pending decisions, and assign responsibilities.
  • Assist the sales engineer in defining the scope of a project.
  • Establish schedules and resource assignments. Ensure that scope definitions meet established baselines for performance measurement and control. 
  • Coordinate with the sales and lead engineer to identify and control changes to project scope. Define whether change is beneficial and that a change has occurred. Determine the impact of the scope change on project schedules.
  • Identify and develop strategies for continual process improvement, including analysis of performance statistics regarding the actual and expected outcome of the project.
  • Coordinate and direct the technical and organizational interfaces to execute the project.
  • Determine when a project can move on to the next phase. 
  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of the project deliverables.
  • Monitor and control changes in the project schedule. 
  • Assist the sales engineer and lead engineer in determining what resources are required to perform project activities (human resources, materials, etc.), cost estimating, lead time data, and overall project cost control when changes have occurred. 
  • Assist the lead engineer in determining the standards that must be applied to a project. Ensure that the standards are met.
  • Monitor projects to ensure that they stay in scope and will meet the customer’s requirements.
  • Determine what information the customer and project team needs and ensure that it is delivered in a timely manner.
  • Assist and monitor the administrative closure of project phases and project completion. Assist the controller in contract completion procedures, contract administration, and job costing. Monitor job costs during project and distributes final data to the controller.
  • Assist in risk identification, control, and responses.
  • Assist the lead engineer in identifying problems and developing resolution strategies.
  • Work with all departments to establish best design practices establishing standards and guidelines for equipment pertaining to company needs and industry requirements.
  • Establish safety standards for industry specific equipment and review/confirm execution on each project.
  • Provide support to engineering and purchasing to identify/qualify/select appropriate vendors.
What they are looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree.
  • Must have prior experience with project management.
  • At least 7 years of experience in Automated Equipment/Robotics, Engineering, Sales, Applications, or other relevant experience.
  • May need some travel.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401K
  • Holiday, sick time and PTO

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