Vanderlande North America

  • Senior Site Manager

    Job ID
    Site Management
  • Overview

    Vanderlande’s Site Management Department is responsible for the Installation and project execution of Material Handling Systems, Airports, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems for our customers throughout North America. The increasing number of new projects and their geographical spread means the team is growing and expanding. You will report hierarchically to the Manager of Site Management, and daily to the Project Manager. In this position, you will be working within a Site Management project team to manage the installation of baggage handling, automation or parcel sortation system.  You will be responsible for the high quality installation and to ensure the system is installed with efficiency, against the project specifications and technical requirements.


    The Construction Manager is responsible for all the activities involved in the installation of baggage or automated material handling systems on our biggest, most complex projects. You are proactive in reporting and resolving logistic, technical or organisational problems and have good communication with the customer about progress, out of scope work, non-conformities, timely payments and all other site related issues.


    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Manages site based execution of medium to large projects (project size ranging from $50M – $100M)
    • Draws up a challenging site based project plan (including commissioning and integration) and leads the complete execution on site
    • P&L - budget responsible for all site related costs
    • Manages site based contracts with high project risk and complex installed equipment.
    • Profound understanding of contracts and able to effectively mitigate related risks.
    • Understands claim avoidance and when necessary, claim handling.
    • Manages quality, time, costs and provision of information. 
    • Full responsibility for reporting and escalating non conformities to customer and PM
    • Ability to mobilize the complete site based organization and connect to the internal organization
    • Tough negotiator with customer and subcontractors. Manages contract issues in a professional way.
    • Manages stakeholders at any level, including senior management (in- and outside VI).
    • Takes ownership over all site related challenges
    • Multi-disciplined and looks further than borders of own field
    • Manage the high-quality execution of the installation process (schedule, quality) according the Vanderlande process map
    • Responsible for the site safety by creating, implementing and securing the site safety plan 
    • Is responsible to organize all HSE related activities on site
    • Communicate with customer about progress, out of scope work and all site related issues


    Basic qualifications

    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a position of managing complex projects and systems.
    • Leadership capability to create a unified and motivated project team.
    • Proven track record in on site management of larger/complex installations with high level of automation.
    • Ability to manage a team of mechanical and electrical supervisors assuring that work is executed as per the project schedule.
    • Sound knowledge of contract law.
    • Experience serving as on-site representative while building relationships with clients.
    • Ability to obtain required security clearances to work in VI project sites
    • Valid passport in the event international travel is required
    • Must have valid drivers’ license
    • Willingness to travel up to 80% - 90% (domestic)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Four-year college degree in technical field
    • Material handling system experience
    • OSHA Certification



    • Demonstrable leadership skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • International and multicultural awareness
    • Resource planning and site organization
    • Safety awareness on the project managers level
    • Analytical and strategy
    • Pro-active and decisive
    • Experience serving as on-site representative while building relationships with clients.


    Our offer:

    You will get the opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, etc. We offer a full-time position in an informal working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. A training program will be set up based on your personal ambition and executed in close cooperation with the Vanderlande Academy.


    In additional to a base salary you will be eligible for: 

    • Bonus opportunities 
    • Training Plans
    • Health plans
    • 401k plan & employer matching 



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