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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00409
Location: Lake Elmo,, Minnesota
Position Type:Direct Placement
Project Manager
Lake Elmo, MN
Direct Placement Opportunity
Compensation: Market Value

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client for project activities
  • Work with clients to develop scope and proposals, resolve conflicts, and build the client relationship
  • Develop and execute projects within budget, schedule and contractual commitments
  • Manage all project activities in accordance with the schedule and take responsibility for overall execution of work
  • Document and execute all changes in scope of project
  • Develop new business opportunities through excellent project execution
  • Direct and coordinate the engineering design team, subcontractor activities, scope of work, and contract specifications
  • Anticipate project staffing needs and provide input to the selection of project team members
  • Establish objectives and provide performance feedback for project team members
  • Work with procurement resources to solicit, bid, analyze and award installation services/contracts
  • Provide direction related to procurement of parts and equipment and develop or assist with the development of procurement plans when required
  • Establish project safety plans and ensure its communication to all employees on the job
  • Promote, support, and monitor safety policies of our client
  • Travel as needed for data gathering, design reviews, installs, start-ups and troubleshooting
  • Work closely with construction management resources during installation phase of projects
  • Develop or assist with the development of installation, technical check-out, and start-up plans
  • Work with, and sometimes act as, the start-up leader on the installation portion of project;  coordinate OEM service representatives and contractors
  • Anticipate problems and work with client, engineering, OEM's, subcontractors, and project teams to provide corrective actions
  • Work internally and with the client to identify and execute efficiency gains for work processes
  • Travel as required (domestic and/or international) for field work and/or other client/business objectives
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with our client's Basic Principles and Values
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively across all levels within organization
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Interact with clients as required
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • 10+ years of professional engineering project management experience within the consumer products industry
  • 10+ years of recent project management experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of recent experience in the role of a lead technical engineer
  • Experience performing the following within the last 5 years:
    • Contract negotiations and management
    • Project financial tracking
    • MS Project, Word, and Excel
    • Proposal generation
    • Presentations
    • Program management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in the pulp/paper and converting industry
  • Previous recent experience applying Lean concepts in an engineering environment
  • OSHA 30- or 40- hour trained
  • Project Management Professional Certification or ability to obtain within 24 months of start date
  • Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 24 months of start date
Gus Perdikakis Associates Inc is a family owned and operated company that has been servicing clients for over 39 years.  We pride ourselves on treating each employee as an individual and not just another number.  GPA offers full time contract employees benefits that include: health insurance, 401K, PTO accrual, paid holidays, employee appreciation events and tenure awards.