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Sr. Project Manager (Automation & Controls)

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/26/22

Job Description

Job description:

POSITION TITLE: Sr. Project Manager
LOCATION: Houston, Texas
A leading global systems integration firm that provides
professional services and control system solutions to a diverse world-wide client base within
multiple industries that includes the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refining, LNG, and Power-
Generation markets.

Job Description:
Our client is currently in the process of expanding our project team in the Houston, Texas area and are
actively looking to hire an experienced Sr. Project Manager to join us. This is an opportunity to
take a lead management role on interesting and important projects under a variety of diverse
clients in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refining, LNG, and Power Generation industries.

The selected candidate will manage projects for our customer base that consist of many End User
Customers, EPC firms, and OEM Packagers. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong
team that delivers the best automation solutions and services in these industrial markets. Our client is
leading the way in providing innovative solutions to support the emerging Energy Sector
Markets in the U.S. and around the globe.

Key Responsibilities/Expectations:

Manage all aspects of the project, from Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) through
Detailed Design, Commissioning and Start-Up.

Must place a significant emphasis on managing every project with the intention of
increasing contract value and/or revenue along with delivering profit margin
expectations that will require a minimum of the following items listed below:

o Manage customers for each project effectively by minimizing scope creep and
impacts along with generating change orders accordingly to avoid low or
negative profit margins.

o Directing and communicating to project team members of what each projects
scope, schedule, and budget entails. This will also involve making sure that all
project team members understand and execute their projects and respective
tasks on or before the required completion dates.

o Developing project schedules and reports for customers and project team.
Develop and manage resource allocation tools to ensure that all project team resources
are billable and utilized effectively.

Must have proven experience in building and maintaining strong customer relationships
along with being able to interface with customers effectively in a positive manner.
Execute technology solutions for our control, safety and information systems projects in
the industrial process markets that we serve.

Must have proven experience and be capable of managing senior automation engineers,
designers, panel integration resources, start-up / commissioning personnel, and MCC
building fabricators on a wide variety of control system and automation projects.
Support the proposal development team with reviewing commercial and technical
content of RFQ specifications and providing comments to support this activity.
Direction and training of junior controls project management and engineering staff.
Develop, maintain, and improve client relationships.
Follow and take a pro-active role in corporate health safety and environmental

Provide excellent practical client service with a commitment to technical excellence.
Collaborate with other Company offices and project teams on projects.


Essential Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
Strong experience with MS Project, Primavera and SAP is a plus
PMP Professional Project Management Certification
10+ years of proven project management experience in managing control system and
automation projects in one or more of the following industries:

o Oil & Gas
o Petrochemical
o Refining
o Power Generation hardware

Strong familiarity with most of the following OEM control system platforms:

o Rockwell Automation products (i.e. Plant PAX, Factory Talk SE, Logix PLC)

o Wonderware HMI software products (System Platform & Intouch)
o Emerson Delta-V platforms
o Invensys Triconex

Strong track record of generating new business or increasing project revenues as a
result of effective project management skills and customer relationships.

Effective communication skills

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client is an industry leader in control systems solutions. A Premier Systems Integrator with more than 25 years of experience servicing clients in over 23 countries.

You will work with an excellent team of professionals. Our client has very little turnover due to the fabulous work/culture/environment and growth and stability of the company. They offer flexible work schedules and excellent benefit plans to include a 6% match on 401k. All benefits start day one! Make a career here!!

Company Details

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