Senior Project Manager

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DEPARTMENT:                  Contract Implementations

SUPERVISOR:                     SVP, Customer Solutions

Job Purpose:

The Senior Project Manager has overall responsibility for projects from strategic planning and estimating through start-up/debug and training.  The Senior Project Manager also has responsibility for leading, training, and mentoring Project and Site Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and embrace the AHS vision, mission, and values.
  • Present a professional image to customers and vendors.
  • Stay current on any training as required (i.e. AutoCAD, OEM Training, safety, etc.)
    • OSHA 30
  • Manage project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Maintain the project plan and organize all contract work.
  • Control project change management in accordance with established business processes.
  • Issue and track purchase orders and work authorizations both internally and externally.
  • Maintain a detailed project cost variance report.
  • Coordinate permit applications and all inspections regarding permits.
  • Complete subcontractor agreement forms for all subcontractors on every contract.
  • Create and maintain project binders/documentation including the ability to develop and maintain detailed project schedules for engineering, installation and integration.
  • Coordinate installations of all trades.
  • Oversee daily activities of subcontractors during contract implementation.
  • Ensure contractors follow AHS/industry standards for workmanship.
  • Generate and maintain weekly status reports.
  • Organize and conduct weekly status meetings.
  • Act as the point person for client communications during implementation.
  • Track invoice dates and proactively communicate changes/updates.
  • Maintain reporting systems with up to date information (Salesforce, Sage, etc).
  • Coordinate operator and safety training.
  • Assist in sales calls and presentations as needed.
  • Perform Site Manager duties as needed.
  • Train and mentor other engineers/PM/Customer Facing/Interns/Site Management personnel
  • Demonstrate highest level of professional skills and abilities
  • Exceed expectations consistently regarding quality and accuracy
  • Assist with development and maintenance of departmental policies, procedures and recordkeeping
  • Assigned high profile, more complex projects that possess a higher degree of risk
  • Assists in the creation of marketing literature for AHS including writing white papers, blogs, and other technical material

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations, management, or equivalent is preferred.  
  • 10+ Years’ experience in Material Handling Industry or equivalent is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Conveyor, Racking, Storage Systems and Advancing Technologies (Robotics, Goods to Person Systems etc.)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • OSHA-10 Certification is required.
  • OSHA-30 Certification is preferred.
  • Experience in planning, managing and executing basic, medium, and complex material handling projects is preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving, judgment making, and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed verbal / interpersonal skills with strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong planning, priority setting, and project management skills with experience managing multiple projects concurrently and proven track record of implementing large scale projects to completion.
  • Ability to communicate with internal team members and drive changes or decisions necessary for project execution.
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Ability to train and lead less-experienced project managers in the performance of their duties.
  • Ability to train and lead site managers in the performance of their duties.
  • Advanced understanding and adherence to change management business processes.
  • Ability to develop, document, improve and reinforce internal business policies and processes.
  • Proficiency in Autocad & Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Knowledge of installation and maintenance of systems preferred.
  • Industry knowledge related to supply chain, logistics, material handling systems, and software such as WMS, WCS, ERP, etc. required.
  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Ability to effectively use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision with a high degree of responsibility.

Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 50% or as needed.
  • Some weekend/night work required as needed.
  • Working in office, warehouse, and manufacturing facilities.
  • Working in a stationary position for an extended period.
  • Moving or traversing for an extended period.
  • Occasional ascending and descending scaffolding and/or mezzanines.
  • Operating computers for an extended period.
  • Possible exposure to noise levels exceeding recommended DBA levels.
  • Occasional movement and positioning of objects weighing up to 75 pounds.


***Job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations. ***

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