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Project Manager

Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and guiding a project from start to finish including submittals, fabrication, and installation.

The duties of this job require a high degree of specialized expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy. Drive, determination, and a self-disciplined approach to achieving results that meet these established criteria are necessary for successful job performance. The job environment is structured and job expectations are clear. While the pace of the work is faster than average, quality is never compromised. The focus of communication and organizational relationships is based on technical expertise. The work requires specialized technical problem solving and ingenuity while working within approved organizational systems and technology, and the demonstration of the values of integrity, quality, and caution. New ideas and concepts are also important but will be carefully analyzed before communication and adoption. When the job involves managing others, there is a need to exercise the necessary authority to assure policies and procedures are followed and time frames are met. At the same time, it will be necessary to give others structured opportunities to develop their own expertise and capability for quality work to assure effective delegation and shared responsibility for work output. It is expected that coaching and training support for achieving effective delegation will be required. The position encompasses a defined span of control and opportunity for someone who engenders trust, demonstrates a sense of urgency and assures consistent achievement of quality standards. The work requires making decisions that support company guidelines authoritatively and quickly.

Job Characteristics
  • Varied activities, Multiple simultaneous projects, Fast-paced environment

  • Technical analytical focus, Work within established standards and guidelines, Expertise-based problem solving

  • Authoritative quick decision making within defined span of control based on accepted quality standards, policies and procedures

  • Communication is task based & technically oriented, Team roles are clearly defined, Collaboration is focused on specific tasks or problems

  • Leadership based on specialty expertise, Directive leadership to assure quality standards are met, Delegation infrequently required, and when required, close follow-up is essential

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Has managerial responsibilities for all projects assigned to

  • Works closely with customers to determine and collaborate on schedule, job flow, and duration of activities

  • Will determine milestone and target dates for information and activities, clearly communicate these dates to the customer, and perform follow up with customers to obtain information when needed

  • Responsible for the accuracy of all shop drawings prior to submittal to the client and release to the plant floor

  • Responsible for obtaining all field dimensions or coordinating the collection of this data

  • Will determine and plan accordingly for long lead time material items as well as extended production timelines due to size or nature of complexity

  • Work closely with, plan and manage field staff both internal and subcontracted for projects under one’s umbrella

  • Perform critical oversight function for the company

  • Find ways to increase efficiency, productivity, and throughput

  • Will be in direct contact with other managers to improve workflows and minimize points of friction

  • Attention to detail is required 

Education
  • Two-year degree, or higher, from a technical school or university, is required

  • Relevant experience can be considered an equivalent to a degree

Experience
  • Five or more years of experience within the woodworking, manufacturing, or construction industry is preferred

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