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Project Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

General Description:
The Project Manager (PM) position requires 10+ years PM experience in industrial or commercial construction fields and expert understanding of construction trades, PM software, MS Project and Excel.  Construction Engineering degree is preferred.

The Project Manager (PM) position provides overall project leadership and direction for an FQPT project. The PM manages the project delivery process, team, including process engineering, 3rd party engineering partners, construction and vendors / suppliers for all FQPT driven projects. The Project Manager role is a key function for all office and field related project activities and will work with Process Engineering and Construction Teams to ensure seamless communication and project execution between the office, the field and the client.

The PM must comprehend and direct all phases of the project delivery process and construction activities. The PM must have the capability to accurately, promptly and professionally communicate with the Client PM Team, FQPT Team members, FQPT executives, external engineering disciplines, vendors/suppliers and contractors during all aspects of the project. All project related communication between these parties will be managed by the PM.

The PM is responsible for developing and managing the overall project schedule and budget from project inception through to completion. The PM must understand and be competent to address engineering/project budget issues, engineering design concepts, constraints, and constructability, and to ensure all timelines and budgets are met or exceeded.
Additionally, the PM must raise and take the necessary corrective solutions with the Project Team to mitigate any budget or schedule constraints.

Role and Responsibilities:
The role of the PM requires that the Executive Team and Engineering Leadership Team are informed of the overall project status and to ensure the overall project remains on or ahead of schedule and at or under budget. The PM will set the timely schedule of the detailed engineering packages and ensure the proper execution of these packages as required prior to submitting to client/contractors. The PM will work directly with other process engineering team members to ensure work is accurate, detailed and timely to ensure all client delivery dates are met or exceeded. The PM will work with the senior Process Engineer to engage with the 3rd party engineering partners to ensure they are meeting all requirements of the project as set forth by the design basis and detailed project execution plan developed by the PM and project lead Process Engineer. The PM must be able to work in a matrix organization where working with and through others to achieve the project goals without the individual project teams directly reporting to the PM.
It is expected that the PM will plan and manage all prestart-up commissioning efforts at the FQPT client properties and assist process engineers with the system start-up planning and resourcing requirements. The PM will help develop and present all close-out material at each client location, including close-out material for all internal company deliverables (budget versus actual for all project dollars/costs, manloading hours, scheduling float, project timing, etc…).

Key roles, responsibilities and skills include the following:
  • Professional communication & monthly reporting.
  • Develops project scopes of work alongside the process engineering team.
  • Updating engineering and procurement schedules with current commitment dates.
  • Works to maintain the schedule commitments by working with engineering teams and equipment suppliers.
  • Reviews equipment drawings, general arrangements, and can perform accurate quality control checks.
  • Supports Sr. Process Engineer with the equipment design and development throughout the approval process to a certified design.
  • Manages Project Coordinator (if applicable) who receives, assembles and transmits design document packages to clients and other engineering firms as well as records and distributes shop drawings from manufacturers and fabricators and drawing submittals from contractors.
  • Assists the client and contractors in understanding the scope of work before and during construction.
  • Maintains project related data and document filing system, especially on project specific folders and ftp site.
  • Receives Requests for Information (RFI) from contractors and either answers the questions directly or finds the answer with appropriate FQPT/contractor/vendor expert.
  • Supports procurement activities, including tracking, expediting, and receipt verification at construction sites.
  • Main contact for the client PM and contractors for FQPT.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently communicate across the entire project team including the sales and leadership team and FQPT’s customers
  • Provide coordination for client shutdowns as it relates to the FQPT project schedule.
  • Effectively identifies and analyzes pre-construction problems/issues with the design documentation and takes timely steps to rectify and communicate identified issues
  • Highly proficient in project management and project execution
  • Ability to hold him/herself fully accountable for performance measurements and adjust work flow within and the team as needed
  • Instills a high quality work environment at all times as well as demonstrates a strong QA/QC process for all project management work flows




Professional Skills Required:
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Excellent communicator with internal and external customers/clients
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, productivity and effectiveness
  • Acts safely at all times whether at the FQPT office or at client’s facility
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents and drawings
  • Proficient in Bluebeam and CAD
  • Must be prepared to work evenings and weekends on occasion
  • Ability to travel with little to no notice
  • Handles themselves in a professional manner at all times, even during challenging situations with internal and external clients, vendors and contractors
  • Seeks a win:win approach to resolve any conflicts/issues
  • Maintains a high level of productivity and effectiveness when experiencing major changes/challenges
  • Demonstrates the ability to make tough decisions and take appropriate actions
  • Establishes open lines of communication
  • Identifies and communicates internal and external best demonstrated practices



Additional Requirements:
Must have proven abilities and skills in leadership, business acumen, communication, client relations, delegating, planning, organizing, problem solving, conflict resolution, high safety standards and cost management control. Successful candidate must set standards of excellence in quality and productivity.
Travel: 100% travel to project and supplier sites.  
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Office
Education: Construction Engineering degree preferred.  B.S. Engineering Discipline, another applicable discipline, or suitable relevant experience
Certification: PMP highly desirable
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Additional Information:
FQPT offers the potential for an attractive compensation; health and dental insurance; annual performance reviews, annual bonus base on work and company performance, a 401K plan for full time employees, short term and long term disability coverage and paid life insurance. As such, FQPT seeks employees with an entrepreneurial spirit, superior verbal and written skills and the ability to lead teams. To earn a competitive compensation, employees will also have an enthusiastic personality, be highly motivated and able to demonstrate sound judgment and a high degree of personal integrity and initiative in an unstructured environment. FQPT is an equal opportunity employer.

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Project Manager

Fluid Quip Process Technologies

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Posted 05/15/18

Job ID: 42236938