Project Manager

Exova Warren , MI 48088

Posted 4 weeks ago


Element has an opportunity for a Project Manager. This role is a key function in servicing our clients by ensuring flexibility and responsiveness to their demands, delivering efficient and excellent performance. The Project Manager has daily responsibility to technically supervise testing operations and give clear technical guidance as necessary across a wide range of the laboratory's testing capabilities.


  • Responsibility for technical review of quotations

  • Review the full work scope to ensure that it can be executed in a safe way and at a high quality standard and if necessary ensuring a risk assessment is available

  • Establish work programmes for testing including planning and implementing test schedules

  • Review technical standards and requirements, and where appropriate write job specific test procedures, liaise with clients on all matters technical and status related.

  • Maintaining, developing and improving process within the laboratory at all levels and in all areas.

  • Provision of financial data relating to jobs under their control including accurate forecast of work to be completed

  • Provide clear direction to the workshop /Technicians by means of cutting & worksheets or machining and test requests (MTRs), ensure successful completion of the client requirements within timescales

  • Provide technical leadership to the project team with support from senior colleagues and Technical Specialists

  • Arrange and supervise on-site witnessing by clients and representatives during testing

  • Perform review and audit activities on jobs including technical contract review, technical procedure review / audit, job start readiness review and job close review

  • Provide regular progress reports for the projects managed

  • Report and present results, closing projects and invoicing, create and archive job packs for each project

  • Carrying out internal audits and procedure/standard reviews as required

  • Provide technical training and development of support to staff

  • Client and site visits where required

  • Any other duties commensurate with the role of Project Manager

Skills / Qualifications

  • Analytical problem solving skills

  • Highly organised

  • Excellent communication skills

  • PMP Cert. (Nice to have)

  • Ability to work with vendors and negotiate to get the best price and quality

  • Ability to define a SOW and proven track record of execution.

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong written communication

  • Adaptable and flexible in approach

  • Experience working within an appropriate environment

  • Ability to support the training of others to a high technical standard

  • Familiarity with national and international testing standards

  • Familiarity with a wide range of supporting software tools, highly IT literate

  • Working towards or member status of a relevant professional body

  • Enough skills and knowledge to quicly gain procedure and report sign off status within the laboratory

  • A formal qualification in an appropriate scientific discipline at degree level or above would be held, preferably in Polymers

  • Familiar with a wide range of laboratory techniques from wet chemistry to FTIR, UV absorption, atomic absorption spectroscopy, NMR, XRF, gas/gas-liquid chromatography

  • Familiar with a wide range of polymer properties, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity

  • Familiar with a wide range of materials conversion techniques including injection moulding, extrusion, calendaring, blow moulding, cast and blow film.

  • Familiar with a wide range of physical test methods, including tensile, flexural, compression, torsion modes

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world's most trusted testing partner.

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety
  • We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity
  • We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence
  • We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership
  • We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming "the world's most trusted testing partner".

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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