Associate Project Manager

Associate Project Manager

Category:  Engineering
Location:  Marion, Iowa
Position Type:  Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

The Associate Project Manager is a professional level position within the project management structure of ESCO Automation.  This position is best described as a contributing resource for external customer project delivery.  Work executed will be for a multi-discipline automation team.  This position requires acquisition and knowledge of project management skills.

The Associate Project Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Manage small to medium-sized process control system integration projects of limited complexity simultaneously.
  • Perform project management under general supervision while adhering to scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
  • Assist with the creation and management of project tools including: project plans, schedules, and budgets. Follow and maintain all established project management processes.
  • Prepare client bid pre-qualification packages, estimates, and proposals including the compilation of all relevant documents and materials to accompany them.
  • Utilize accounting-related systems for accurate tracking and forecasting of project performance compared to plan. Serve as the primary point of contact with accounting on assigned projects.
  • Verify client quality measures are being met.
  • Maintain professional client relationships.
  • Partner with other resource managers to ensure assigned projects are staffed correctly.
  • Prepare and lead project meetings.
  • Process change orders.
  • Utilize, support, and enhance ESCO’s standards and best practices.
  • Understand and follow all safety, conduct, and policy requirements established by ESCO and clients.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or deemed necessary by management.

Skills

  • Exhibits a high level of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Earnestly looks for ways to improve skills and is a dedicated and driven learner.
  • Adapts behavior to changing circumstances.
  • Work produced demonstrates excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work effectively with decreasing amount of assistance from others as skills are acquired.
  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills.

Experience

To be considered, candidates should have:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in engineering from an accredited college, technical school, or university and one year or more of related work or industry experience; or
    • Completion of other Bachelor’s or an Associate’s degree program in a related discipline from an accredited college, technical school, or university and two years or more of related work or industry experience; or
    • A combination of equivalent education and or experience will be considered with solid evidence of success.
  • Demonstrated to be highly proficient with computer technologies including but not limited to, Windows Operating Systems, and the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge and familiarity with project management activities including budgeting, defining and managing scope, risk management, and scheduling.
  • Experience and proficiency with the following: Electrical design, PLC ladder logic programming, HMI programming and commissioning.
  • Experience in a project engineering or project services environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, Access, SharePoint, and Dynamics.
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation.
  • Experience in the food, grain processing, or seed industries.

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