Capital Project Manager
5 - 7 years experience • Manufacturing / Printing & Paper
Position is responsible for providing expert leadership and management during the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) phases of capital projects. Typically, we involve the Project Manager during the Front End Loading (FEL) development phases of the Project Delivery Process (PDP).
Key Customers for the position vary by project. Generally key customers include (but not limited to) Investment Project Manager, Manager of Capital Projects, Business Unit Manager(s), Facility Manager(s), IT and Corporate Finance.
Key actions would entail the management of all engineering, procurement, and construction activities for a capital project, ensuring proper and adequate resources are deployed to meet all project objectives, and timely communication of project status/issues to key stakeholders.
Responsible for working with the designated Manager of Capital Projects and/or Project Investment Manager for the development of the project team organization structure and subsequent timely deployment of the identified resources.
Responsible for the development of applicable technical specifications for the acquisition of equipment, materials, engineering services and contractor services. Leads the team effort during the supplier qualification and selection phases and directly participates in contract negotiations.
Responsible for developing and maintaining the integrated project schedule. Coordinates all activities associated with the project by the facility, equipment suppliers, engineering and contracted services, facility plans, etc. into an integrated project plan congruent with the CIP objectives.
Responsible for developing and maintaining proper project controls. This to include formulation of proper work breakdown structure, cost tracking / forecasting, schedule compliance, project documentation / records retention, and EHS compliance / documentation. Ensures proper change management policies are established and maintains strict adherence to both Capital Investment and Financial policies.
Responsible for communicating project status to key customers and project team members. This to include progress against plans, budget status and forecasts, safety results and issues, emerging risks to the project and any deviations from the approved project goals. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
Responsible for ensuring current applicable Best Practices and Value Improving Processes are identified and integrated into the project implementation strategy.
Responsible for process and design engineering deliverables. Monitor engineering consultant work to ensure cost effectiveness, functionality, maintainability, and safe design. Works to establish and control the scope of work, engineering costs, and deviations to budget. Ensures proper utilization and alignment with the key stakeholders and subject matter experts in the evaluation of options and technical alternatives.
Responsible for the overall management and coordination of all construction activities from the beginning of the project to start-up. Responsible for all aspects of quality, cost and personnel safety.
Responsible for working cohesively with appropriate facility operations and maintenance organizations to ensure successful transition from an engineered and constructed project to an operating asset. Develops construction completion and check-out protocol congruent with the commissioning and start-up needs.
Responsible for timely closing of project to include proper verification of process performance, formal transfer of documentation and materials, final financial accounting / close-out, and project demobilization.
The external environment, including technology, competition, markets:
Significant challenges with this position could vary widely based on the nature, size, complexity and location of the project. A major challenge frequently encountered is procuring the necessary qualified resources in engineering and contracted services communities to properly execute the project within the assigned budget and schedule. Attaining a working knowledge of local practices, codes, and culture is also critical to success.
The internal environment, including interaction with others, (both inside and outside the company) policies/practices:
A key challenge in this position would be to achieve alignment on the objectives, goals, and the primary drivers of the project. The person in the Project Manager position must possess the capability of leading and aligning potentially largely diverse group representing multiple entities towards successful achievement of the project goals established in the CIP.
The work itself, e.g., problems, opportunities, change:
For the most part, the Project Manager must demonstrate the flexibility for extended travel and non-routine business hours in successful execution of their duties.
The Project Manager must also be capable of effectively performing duties in a dynamic and constantly changing environment and pro-actively adjust to same while continuing major focus on achieving the successful end result.
Has overall managerial responsibility for the engineering, procurement and construction phases of a capital project. Sizes of potential projects could vary from $3MM to $200MM+.
Oversees internal resources and contracted engineering and construction resources in the range of 100 to 2000 people depending on the project size
Overall project results have the potential of directly affecting facility / business financial performance. The significance of the effect can be generally correlated to the size and nature of the project.
Knowledge and Experience:
B.S. Degree in Engineering/Technical discipline with project management education and training preferable.
5-20 years of experience in capital project management, manufacturing or maintenance in heavy industrial fields.
Must possess and demonstrate capabilities and skills in leadership, organizational design and organizational development, communication, directing others, decision quality, negotiations, team building, and conflict management.
Must possess a functional and working knowledge of SAP accounting systems and Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP)
The position normally requires the individual being physically located on a project site during the implementation phase which may typically entail 12+ months. The role requires an advanced understanding of engineering and construction processes.