Project Manager - Engineering

Dollar Tree Chesapeake , VA 23320

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description:

Summary:
Engineering Project Manager

Responsibilities in this position include the planning and successful completion of concurrent distribution center design and construction and material handling integrated systems through the complete project cycle. The successful candidate must be customer focused with the ability to clearly communicate, work within and promote a team environment, and maintain and nurture positive relationships with customers, vendors and peers.

Main responsibilities of a project manager during the lifecycle of a logistics automation project:

  • Project Planning

  • Participates in all technical aspects of the project as it relates to the building, the automated system technology, operational aspects and IT

  • Manages the overall project timeline

  • Develops the budget

  • Manages the tasks of the members of the team in terms of timeliness and quality

  • Communicates well with management on project goals and cost

  • Works cross-functionally with the focus on the project goals and timeline

  • Manages the development of test plans, acceptance criteria

  • Project Execution

  • Accomplishes all project milestones on time

  • Drives the project to be executed at or below budget

  • Manages all relevant sub-contractors

  • Coordinates onsite activity

  • Provides regular project updates to the project team and management

  • Manages the commissioning and testing of the system from the customer perspectives

  • Communicates with onsite operations, maintenance, architect, construction, material handling suppliers, internal IT (hardware and software)

  • Provides regular updates to management on project status regarding cost, timeline, threats and opportunities

  • Key contact to all parties involved

  • Manages and negotiates change orders

  • Shows flexibility and creativity, when unforeseen situations occur

  • Escalates potential problems timely to allow for resolution

  • Manages daily, weekly meetings with all parties involved as required by the phase of the project

  • Project ramp-up

  • Works well with operations to ramp-up the performance of the automated system technology under on-going production

  • Identifies opportunities for training and improvements

  • Actively manages the transfer of the project to operations

Technical Skills and Job Specific Tasks:

  • Administers the engineering integrity of systems such that the design specifications are met with respect to functions, productivity, reliability, quality, and safety.

  • Personally reviews and approves all major engineering decisions related to projects.

  • Reviews methods, procedures, and equipment utilized in accomplishing project requirements and supervises continuing improvements in productivity and quality.

  • Supervises the establishment of a comprehensive project schedule (including IT, Merchandising, Operations, and MHE Vendors) to meet project progress milestones.

  • Organizes and oversees the staffing of the project.

  • Supervises the forecasting of project costs and directs planning and control activities to obtain performance to forecast.

  • Creates an environment within the project conducive to innovation, analytical objectivity and receptivity to new equipment and methods for exceeding operational requirements and reducing cost.

  • Oversees the preparation, maintenance, and adherence to standards and procedures for progressive project management.

  • Field travel to review project performance, vendor contract performance, and acceptance.

  • Practice and promote good work habits, leading by example.

  • Personally accepts concurrent assignments as Project Manager and develops engineering solutions as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent technical systems experience.

  • System level working knowledge of Mechanical, PLC Controls and Software Engineering.

  • 3-5 years technical systems experience in materials handling industry preferred.

  • PMP preferred & 2+ years of Project Management experience.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel required 35-50% of the time.
icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Project Manager Store Operations

Dollar Tree

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-11T00:00 Job Description General Summary: The role of Project Implementations within Family Dollar is to execute strategies that have been tested and proven to drive an increase in gross margin dollars and improve store productivity working in partnership with cross-functional project teams on key initiatives. The primary area of focus for this role will be to manage implementation projects for Store Operations and act as the liaison between the store leadership in the field (District and Store managers) and various organizations at corporate headquarters (e.g. Merchandising, Marketing, Strategy, etc.). These project activities are of varying types including Merchandising and Marketing Initiatives, technology implementations, assortment revisions, alternate delivery options, and other projects aimed at increasing productivity, sales, gross margin and effectiveness of Store Operations. These projects will require coordination between multiple groups at different times. The role also is responsible for projects related to POS/Non POS and HR/Legal Compliance. Principal Duties & Responsibilities: * Define project scope, goals, timeline, project plan, communications and deliverables that support the project goals in collaboration with management and stakeholders * Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion * Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals * Draft and submit budget proposals, track actual project costs and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary * Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders * Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel * Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team * Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path * Plan, schedule, track and report project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools * Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations * Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans * Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project with both internal and external resources * Conduct post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements * Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management * Other duties as assigned Position Requirements: Office work environment, 40+ work hours per week Minimum Requirements: Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent Experience: Minimum of three years project management experience; experience in medium to large size, multi-location companies; advanced experience with Excel, Power point and MS Project; familiarity with Retail is preferred. Solid communication skills, both written and verbal are a required. Must be able to work under pressure to meet challenging timeline. 25% travel required as needed. Job Related Skills: Excellent presentation skills, teaching/coaching experience, and journalism are a plus Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Application Proficiency (Word, Excel, Power point, Access) a must, MS Project experience preferred. Dollar Tree Chesapeake VA

Project Manager - Engineering

Dollar Tree