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Controls Project Manager I

Job Details

GR - Grand Rapids, MI
Full Time


Principal Duty

A Controls Project Manager I is responsible for leading a team of professionals in completing projects by a set deadline to uphold business initiatives. They will be responsible for planning and delivering projects of medium to large size and complexity, developing budgets hands-on, and providing leadership to the project team. Their duties include monitoring and controlling the budget for the project and advocating for additional funding when necessary, contracting professionals, or selecting project team members from existing departments, and setting, or adjusting, project schedules to adhere to deadlines. Additionally, they will allocate project resources with the assistance of a Team Lead, establish subcontract agreements, monitor for contractual risk mitigations as it adheres to the stakeholders, and ensure delivery of controls systems that meets, or exceeds, TGW quality standards and processes.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manages projects through the entirety of the project life cycle
  • Oversees small projects, or phases of a larger project, with a budget up to $5M
  • Develop Request for Quote/Proposal (RFQ/RFP) for contracting Electrical Installation Contractors and Controls Engineering
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines within scope
  • Work closely with Program Managers, Controls Engineers, and cross-functional teams to plan and drive the execution of engineering activities
  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Prepare a budget based on the scope of work and resource requirements
  • Monitor and control the budget for the project and advocate for additional funding when necessary
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
  • Operate as a key member of the Change Control Board when analyzing and/or submitting Change Requests
  • Monitor and analyze project metrics to identify weaknesses or problems and to propose operational improvements and cost savings for future projects
  • Manages all Controls Department team members allocated to the project
  • Coordinate with all Functional Project Managers to ensure a functioning cross-departmental schedule and testing plan is developed
  • Oversee and assist in the development of all Test Plans and Reports involving the Controls Project Team
  • Ability to acquire OSHA 10 Certification within first 6 months

Requirements Profile

  • Bachelor's Degree in the engineering field of study preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of electronic, electrical, and automation engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Passionate for team-based planning, problem-solving, and wholehearted commitment to building strong partnerships to support project goals
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Experience working directly with clients on business development as well as project management, requiring credible negotiation, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with project management software tools (Visio, MS Project, etc.)
  • Proven Servant Leadership
  • Task- and goal-oriented
  • Desires consistent challenges and thrives in a dynamic problem-solving environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to build relationships
  • Comfortable in a customer-facing role
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to travel (30-50%) and/or relocate