Project Manager

First Quality is a privately-held group of manufacturing companies who are leaders in their respective fields.
The organization is run by owners with dynamic expansion plans to significantly increase the size of the business over the next few years.
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager for our state-of-the-art Consumer Tissue Product plant in Lock Haven, PA.
Primary responsibilities include:
Engineering Services Consultants Overall management inclusive of services scope definition, design deliverables prioritization, constructability, reviews and approvals, engaging end-users, ensuring complete close-out documentation, administration of agreement terms and conditions.
Procurement Manage and coordinate interface between Engineering and Division Procurement for the purchase of equipment and bulk materials.
Manage construction contract procurement by the Project Team inclusive of RFP preparation, bid process, post bid verification and award recommendation.
Responsible and accountable for all contracted vendors/contractors and their deliverables.
Construction Management Self-Performed by FQT Project Team.
Overall management of Project Team personnel, ramp-up and down of third party personnel, recruitment as necessary, administration of HR related issues.
Provides direction, supervision and development to all direct reports, ensures that all project team members receive clear direction, feedback and development.
Safety Overall responsibility for Construction Site Safety inclusive of program enhancements, implementation and enforcement.
Strive to achieve a "Step Change" in Site Safety with a cultural change of the work force.
Quality Overall management of the Quality program ensuring incorporation of previous projects lessons learned, ensuring quality is built-in from the beginning and continuous improvement in processes to meet the high standards of First Quality.
Construction Check-Out Overall management of the Construction Check-Out process inclusive of system boundaries definition, flushing, testing and complete check-out with required documentation.
Ensure a complete installation is turned over to Operations in a sequential manner to support Operational Check-Out and Start-Up.
Project Controls Schedule - Overall management of planning, scheduling and progress measurement processes for all project phases.
Cost - Overall management of estimating/budgeting, value engineering, cost management, change control, forecasting and reporting processes Project Controls processes and tools shall ensure accurate project status communication and timely completions to support end-user requirements.
Reports regularly to ownership on project status and works closely with production leadership to ensure accurate installation and application.
Managerial & Leadership Skills:
Action Oriented - Takes an enthusiastic approach to the job, is energetic and action oriented for the role's challenges, demonstrates insight, courage and a bias for decisiveness, recognizes and acts upon opportunities when they arise.
Approachability - Is approachable and amiable, invests the extra effort to put others at ease, can be warm, pleasant, and gracious.
Is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others, builds rapport, listens actively, is an early knower, working with informal and incomplete information in time to take appropriate action.
Compassion - Genuinely cares about people, conveys sincere concern, is available and ready to help, empathetic to employees and their situations.
Customer Focus - Understands and responds to the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; effectively mines for data and information and uses it for improvements in products, services and delivery; develops trust and influence in all relationships.
Ethics & Values - Projects and practices the highest level of propriety and serves as a model of ethics and integrity.
Demonstrates and promotes the Company's core values and principles at all times, acts in line with those values, appropriately addresses employee behaviors at all levels, through reward, recognition and corrective action.
Hiring and Staffing - Possesses an intuitive eye for talent; hires the most qualified internal and external candidates; willing to select strong people; assembles talented staffs.
Integrity and Trust - Builds credibility and trust across the business; recognized as direct and truthful; constructively represents the truth; able to maintain confidences; acknowledges mistakes and presents him/herself openly and serves as a conscience to the organization.
Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well across the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Recognizes and acts appropriately.
Managerial Courage - In serving as a conscience to the organization, has the appropriate insight and timing to speak and act when and where situations require.
Provides constructive and effective feedback at all levels, especially to leadership.
Ensures the work environment is respectful, constructive and motivational.
Willing to confront unacceptable behaviors at all levels.
Relationship with Peers - Takes a 360 perspective in problem solving, can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, can solve problems with peers constructively, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration, delivers feedback candidly.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field.
Project Management experience with 15+ years of successful expertise.
Large "green field" and $ 100 M + "fast track" process or manufacturing project experience Previous employment history with both EPC companies and preferably in Owner organizations showing a progression of skills and experience.
Core belief in site Safety.
Previous experience with both Lump Sum and Unit Rate contacting.
Solid Project Controls knowledge.
Knowledge of paper production equipment and processes.
Deep domain with project and construction management.
Advanced verbal and written communication and presentation skills Superior interpersonal skills.
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
The company's philosophy and work environment has been created by an ownership that places a premium on integrity, honesty and teamwork.
As important as a candidate's qualifications, is their ability to work closely with their colleagues and strive in a politics and ego free atmosphere.
Excellent compensation and benefits package.

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