Saint-Gobain Senior Project Manager in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Project Manager will provide exceptional leadership with clear direction and accountability for major capital project installations from initial budget requests and cost estimating, through phased engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning in a World Class Manufacturing environment, utilizing established Project Management Standards. Will be responsible for several large projects in unison, completed with the highest regard for safety, environment, quality and reliability, as well as performance ethics.

Project types will include upgrades and refurbishments to gypsum board and finishing plants, implementation of energy, controls, technology, and infrastructure capital improvements. Projects will vary from multiple contracts to oversight of turnkey installations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Completes phased engineering studies of projects for North American facilities developing and evaluating conceptual alternatives in support of business needs.

  • Prepares Capex authorization requests and presents to Senior Management for approval.

  • Develops and maintains sound business relationships with Engineering’s Customers, Vendors, Suppliers and contract resources and ensures alignment with our needs and expectations.

  • Optimal use of competitive bidding, Low-Cost Country (LCC) sourcing techniques to designated countries for competitive installation costs.

  • Provides Project Execution Plans, including Critical Path Schedules, Resource Plans, Project Risk Registers, and Budget and Variance reports.

  • Strict regard for Project Scope and Change Management procedures.

  • Utilizes World Class Manufacturing and Early Equipment Management tools on new designs and installations.

  • Collaborates with global internal and external project management experts to assure Best Practice implementation within our facilities.

  • Trains other North American employees in project engineering and project management standards and techniques.

  • Key Contributor in assuring company’s immediate and long-term capital program objectives is achieved.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Recognized Project Management Expert for industrial facilities, experienced in directing engineering, consulting and construction resources within heavy industrial manufacturing environments on major capital project teams.

  • Demonstrated record of project assignments completed on/under budget, on/ahead of required dates.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience with a successful record of accomplishment safely leading the completion of several major industrial project installations throughout North America

  • Fifteen (15) or more years of related industrial, engineering or contracting experience.

  • Independent learning skills, flexible in assuming job assignments

  • Driven, self-guided, accountable, delivers and promotes stretch performance.

  • Highly organized, documents meeting agendas, actions, trip reports, best practices. Provides innovative solutions.

  • Strong commitment to cost savings, profit improvement delivery, efficiency.

  • Superior communication, organization and presentation skills.

  • Project Management training and certifications.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Assures capital program is implemented cost effectively. Prepares capital cost estimates, capex budget requests, project spending variance reports, purchase orders, as well as invoice approvals. Assures projects achieve business benefit prior to closure. Develops reliable cost effective project resources and methods, employing competitive bidding, low cost country sourcing where advantageous.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Directs project engineers; coordinates external vendors, installation contractors. Trains and leads the project management community in identification and application of efficient project management tools and techniques.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position is based in manufacturing location, supporting projects primarily on a regional basis. Position requires extensive travel (30-70%) within US and Canada, occasionally overseas via airplanes and rental cars. Considerable time spent in heavy manufacturing environments and construction job sites, requiring use of personal protection equipment. Long hours are frequently required.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.