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Operations Project Manager

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Chicopee, MA, USA
Full Time

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We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager to manage assigned jobs at our Chicopee facility located in Chicopee, MA. Activities will vary based on the scope of work and complexity of the jobs. The Project Manager is responsible for managing facility projects starting at the point of hand-over from commercial and through completion and close-out. The role will work with shop operations and will provide updates as required to the assigned Power Plant Services Project Manager. Measures of success include customer satisfaction, on time delivery and achieving project margins.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as single point of contact to the internal Power Plant Services Project Manager ensuring that that they are kept informed, and that all technical and commercial needs are met in accordance with the customer Critical To Quality (CTQ) scope expectations.
  • Excludes direct communication with customer except as requested by the Power Plant Services Project Manager (customer facing functions) for orders which are managed by the project management function.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage contract deliverables including but not limited to planning documents, schedules, reports, notices, invoices, extra work authorizations (EWA’s)/change orders, management of change (MOC) and other deliverables as required.
  • Identify out of scope customer requests and communicate resolution with the Project Manager.
  • Liaison with senior management on as needed basis throughout project life cycle.
  • Track project actual costs versus planned costs and report on project margins.
  • Attend production meetings and monitor performance to due date. Proactively communicate and take required actions on any schedule changes that will impact customer delivery.
  • Passive role in planning production priorities and job schedules, however, communicates the project needs to production.
  • Initiate invoicing via milestones or percentage of completion (POC) and resolve payment issues.
  • Balance shop capabilities, capacity and delivery with facility leadership and project management’s expectations.
  • As the customer advocate in the shop, drive the shop’s performance to achieve the project schedule.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • In depth knowledge and delivery of best practices in Project Management systems, policies and procedures including but not limited to: Planning, Quality Management, Risk Assessment, Schedule creation and maintenance, cost management and variance reporting, change control, commercial understanding of contracts, and customer relationship management.
  • Ideal candidate will have strong power generation or industrial process industry experience and will have successfully managed contracts, budgets, and people.
  • Strong commercial and project management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relentlessly manage facility projects to successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization delivering results and commitments to the customer.
  • Foster excellent project-related communication and collaboration from shop floor to senior management.
  • Capable of delivering results in a diverse business culture using strong influencing skills.
  • Elicits individual and team motivation and purpose through strong leadership.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external EthosEnergy employees.
  • Communicating well at all levels of the organization (verbally and written).
  • Demonstrated capability in delivering continuous process improvements.


  • Knowledge and experience with high-speed turbo-machinery with a background in fabrication, manufacturing, or repair. Scopes are generally related to power facilities for power producers and industrial facilities in the Power, Oil & Gas and Pulp & Paper sectors. Major equipment for scopes of work cover gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors as well as other rotating equipment.
  • A minimum of five year's relevant experience, with a minimum of two years in a Project Management position.
  • Experience in managing contract scope and objectives and translate to efficient project execution.
  • Proven track record in managing conflict in projects to a positive resolution.
  • Demonstrated track record in motivating and inspiring internal and external project team members to cultivate and build collaborative relationships with colleagues & customers.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful goal achievement with the ability to think on a strategic level as well as a tactical level is required to drive solutions within a matrix organization.
  • Experience in using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with preference for Epicor.

Education Requirements

  • A BSME or BA with 5-6 years of related experience is preferred. Non-degreed candidates with relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Recognized and accredited professional project management training and certification, PMI, PMP, or equivalent.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to move about shop and use standard office equipment.

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