Project Manager

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Location
Alexandria, Louisiana
Industry
Engineering (Architecture and Engineering Occupations)
Job Type
Full-Time
Working Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Salary
US$ 50,000 - US$ 70,000 per year
Ref. Number
S_50720
Contact
Jenkins,Alicia, Spherion
Phone
318-4459000
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Job Description

Spherion is currently looking for a talented and experienced Project Manager to join our client's team in Alexandria, LA. This is a great opportunity to get involved in interesting and challenging design projects for clients in various industries predominantly in the high voltage and power industries.
Employee will be required to communicate in person, via telephone, email, video chat and software systems. Position may include visits to construction sites and industrial facilities requiring mobility (on ground and at heights) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves, work boots, and fall protection harness.

Responsibilities:
- Support the Project Management Department with the execution of all aspects of the project including managing the staff, providing vision and strategic leadership, monitoring project schedules and budgets, evaluating project productivity and quality and directing the complete technical operations of the project.
- Direct and manage the activities of Project Engineers and CAD Technicians in the planning, scheduling, design quality and execution of projects.
- Assume full responsibility for the successful execution of each assigned project for schedule compliance, budget compliance, and scope and quality of deliverables.
- Build relationships and coordinate with the client and project personnel.
- Ensure the client's input and job requirements are adequately addressed and implemented consistently within the contractual requirements.
- Fully understand and implement project contractual requirements.
- Maintain a documentation file, accurately describing all commercial, technical and financial correspondence.
- Prepare and evaluate monthly progress reports; describing the schedule, manpower expenditures and work scope for accuracy, completeness and timeliness.
- Ensure invoices are processed timely and accurately. Act as a liaison between the client and the accounting department on outstanding invoices over 30 days old.
- Identify and document that engineering change orders are being processed in a timely fashion where additional work is identified beyond original scope.
- Develop new business opportunities as a by-product of relationship with clients. Participate in business development meetings.
- Plan and identify upcoming tasks, potential problem areas, technical information, staffing priorities and identify solutions where necessary.
- Principal client contact for major accounts and manage multiple customers simultaneously.
- Perform field walk downs and data collection. Position necessitates field activities, some climbing, and occasional travel.
- Other duties as assigned

Working hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 AM

Skills:
- Attention to Detail
- Problem Sensitivity
- Information Ordering
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Strong desire to learn
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills are required to provide effective intra and inter-discipline coordination on projects, as well as effective communication with clients and vendors.
- Must be organized, self-directed, able to prioritize and multi-task, work in a team environment and take direction from others.
- Willingness to learn and work on a variety of tasks with in multiple industries.
- Willingness to travel and work in office and field environments.

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
4-7 years

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or other related field
- Licensed Professional Engineer
- 5 to 15 years of experience in the High Voltage and Power Industry.
- Experience applying standard engineering techniques, ?procedures and criteria to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
- Good Communication Skills (Active Listening, Verbal, Written and E-mail)
- Complex Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking


Apply online at www.spherion.com. Once application has been submitted give Alicia or Nikki a call at 318-445-9000

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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