R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Project Manager (Material Handling Systems)

Location: Dearborn, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Degree: Bachelor of Science; Associate of Science;
Date: 11/7/2018
Job ID: 02638485
Job Description
Join a company whose culture emphasizes employee happiness and wellness! 

Exercise your mind and your body with a company that offers...
  • challenging work assignments
  • an onsite fitness center
  • tuition reimbursement
  • competitive pay/benefits
  • many career development and team-building opportunities
  • philanthropic activities 
Job Summary:
As a Project Manager, you will lead a project team and serve as the liaison between the team, the client, and internal management. Your projects will involve the design and engineering of material handling systems (including high-speed sortation systems). You will participate in day-to-day project activities, communication, and management in order to facilitate a successful project. You will be responsible to control project activities to contain cost, meet deadlines. and satisfy client expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the development of all project deliverables and quality standards required to meet internal and client deliverables.
  • Develop plans for executing and controlling projects, including but not limited to, schedules, budgets, resource management, and change management.
  • Be familiar with all contract documents and all project(s) objectives including client standards, as well as country of work codes and specifications (i.e. OSHA, NFPA, LSC101, etc.).
  • Define approval process and timing, both internally and with the client, for review of all project submittals.
  • Monitor that all engineering calculations are properly prepared and that the review of contractor calculations and submittals is performed in a timely fashion according to the scope of the project.
  • Be accountable for quality of program deliverables both, internally and with the client.
  • Provide direction and coaching to members of the project team.
  • Make sure all project team members are appropriately safety trained, orientated to possible hazards and properly outfitted with personal protective equipment when going on-site.
  • Prepare and monitor all invoicing from pre-approval through client approval and follow-up to ensure timely payments to the company and from the company to sub-contractors.
  • Define and maintain project change order process to ensure accurate documentation is prepared, maintained and communicated, both internally and externally.
  • Support business development initiatives by participating in proposal / estimate development and participation in sales and marketing efforts.
  • Understand, support, and portray the company's corporate image and display professionalism in all related activities.

  • Education / Experience: 
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or an Associate’s degree with equivalent technical experience.
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in material handling industry (robotics, packaging, manufacturing). 
    • Prefer minimum of 5 years in project management.
  • Skills/Competencies:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong leadership skills that highlight a passion for client satisfaction, quality, team building, mentoring and conflict resolution. 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software, including MS Project.
    • AutoCAD experience preferred.
    • Must be able to travel to client sites (however the travel is very little!).