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Project Manager - Holland OR Metro Detroit

Job ID: JRA21948
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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Description

As a Project Manager you will have project ownership from quote hand off to project close, providing customer support & communication, and ultimately responsible for the related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams.  We take a disciplined approach to project management, clearly defining objectives, timing, and critical elements to ensure success. This role will support our growing Lifecycle Management team.

This role is primarily based in Holland, MI - travel from Metro Detroit as needed is expected. 

What You’ll Do:

  • You will provide leadership for projects including scope, risk, timing, cost, and quality.
  • As the customer main point of contact, you will spend most of your time communicating and facilitating the design and build process and ensuring customer satisfaction. 
  • During the project you will report status updates.  After project completion you will share best practices and lessons learned utilizing the JR Project Execution Process (PEP).
  • Act as the driving force for the team, promoting cooperation, conflict resolution & negotiation.
  • Have an in depth understanding of the financial details and budget of each assigned project.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • 7+ years of experience in industrial automation or engineering services industry.  
  • 4+ years of experience in Project Management.
  • PMP certification preferred. 

Skills You’ll Have

  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes, including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analysis and change management.  
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing teams.  
  • Actively listen, probe, and identify concerns.  Develop credibility, loyalty, trust, & commitment.  
  • Ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and proactive decision analysis.  
Other Details: 
  • Travel to customer sites & other JR locations up to 20% of the time.  This may include domestic and international travel depending on the project. 
  • Lead/Manage engineers and technical trades on project teams. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation. 

Company Details:

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, our talented teams leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to provide our global customers with world-class automation equipment.  We transform processes & optimize operations with the solutions we design, build, program & deploy for nearly every industry.  Our people are the heart of our operations, and we believe unique skills and capabilities enable us to grow, collaborate and evolve.   

Join our team of 2,200+ at one of the 27 facilities around the globe.  We offer competitive pay, great benefits, apprenticeship programs, tuition reimbursement and training opportunities to develop your skills.      

Come Think. Solve. Create. With Us! 

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