Project Manager - Automation

David Aplin Group - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies has partnered with our client, a provider of custom industrial automation solutions, to recruit a Project Manager (Automation) based in Burlington.

The Project Manager is an integral member of the project management office (PMO) team, responsible for project execution success. As a Project Manager, you will provide leadership in the successful delivery of automation projects that are running under the PMO, ensuring strong project communication, integration, meeting project scope, cost, schedule, and quality objectives throughout the project life cycle. The Project Manager is supported throughout each project by highly skilled electrical, mechanical and system integrators. This position requires travel within Canada and USA, with an average project portfolio of $ 10 million per project.

The Role:
Initiates and integrates projects across all functional groups including Customer's team.
Identifies key project stakeholders and manages project stakeholder's expectations within the project business case constrains.
Establishes communication channels and distributes key project information to provide a communication bridge between the project team and the Customer.
Collects project requirements, develops scope definition, and establishes high-level project goals and objectives for the project team in alignment with project contract documents and the Customer.
Develops project cost and schedule baseline ensuring commitments from functional groups.
Tracks and manages project critical path activities and deliverables.
Provides project leadership and manages project execution.
Ensures project quality objectives are met by developing a quality plan and performing quality checks (e.g. specification approvals, Factory & Site acceptance equipment tests).
Reports project progress to Senior Management.
Monitors project risk and recommends mitigation strategies. Undertakes initiatives to exploit opportunities to increase project value to the company and the Customer.
Monitors and manages project changes and where appropriate issues Change Notices for Customer Approval.
Approves project invoicing according to the milestone payment schedule and work completed.
Monitors project cash flow and spending.
Initiates, manages or delegates management of subcontracts and subcontracted deliverables.
Collaborates with Functional Managers to meet project resource requirements while ensuring optimum resource allocation across multiple PMO projects is achieved.
Performs project close out according to the contractual acceptance criteria.
Reviews system training course for customers on the application, operation, adjustment and proper maintenance of system provided.
Maintain and develop strong relationships with customers and sales representatives.
As a company brand ambassador represents the company in a professional and mature manner at all times.

The Ideal Candidate:
Minimum 10 years’ experience in the automation industry; Preferably worked on automation projects for the food, beverage, pharma, automotive, or material handling industries.
Minimum 5 years in a lead position as a Project Engineer or Project Manager.
3 to 5 years’ experience with machine building / integration.
Technical College or University Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering a must.
P.Eng. or PMP an asset.
Excellent and experienced communicator at all levels of organization.
Well organized with positive approach to Company's standards and departmental policies.
Excellent documentation maintenance skills.
Relentless drive for continuous improvement and cost savings.
Hands-on approach to problem-solving with finding the root cause and "dig deep" analysis attitude.
Practices rigorous objectivity & cultivates balanced optimism.
Knowledge seeker and unbiased facts source with strong mentoring and coaching skills.
Strong user of MS Excel.
Good, working knowledge of MS Project.
Good, working knowledge of AutoCAD.
Good grasp of ERP and Purchasing systems.
Training in Project Management a strong asset.
Training in Quality a strong asset.
Excellent client service, negotiation, people and leadership skills.
Collaborative approach to problem-solving.
Strong work ethic and integrity.
Ability to travel within North America.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Gezamin Manuel, Recruiter, Aplin Engineering & Technical. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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