Vanderlande North America

  • Project Manager I

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  • Overview

    The Project Manager manages multi-million dollar material handling projects specifically in Baggage Handling, Warehouse Automation, and Parcel Sortation throughout North America. We are seeking a business professional with an entrepreneurial background and in depth understanding of executing major material handling systems in a multi-disciplinary environment. We are a fast-paced matrixed organization seeking a PM with not only the technical background to do the job but just as importantly work in a team environment.


    • Lead administrative, contractual, technical, and financial aspects of the projects.
    • Organize the project team and develop effective relationships.
    • Preserve the integrated system design to meet the system performance and technical specification requirements.
    • Manage the project master schedule to achieve timely completion of the contract.
    • Report monthly project status.
    • Act as primary interface with customer and key stakeholders.
    • Manage multiple tasks and projects as required.
    • Lead a multi-disciplined team and sub-contractors; manage conflict, establish priorities, coordinate many concurrent and sequencing activities, develop the people associated with the team, promote effective interactions among many departments, and provide the project team with leadership.
    • Manage risks and seek opportunities.
    • Manage the project cash flow and schedule of deliverables against price/time curves.
    • Exercise overall profit responsibility for the total project.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum 8 years of Project Management experience demonstrating increasing levels of project value and complexity.
    • Experience with completion of medium sized projects ($15-25M) in the Construction and/or Material Handling Industry.
    • Strong subcontractor management experience.
    • Experience managing complex group of stakeholders and consultants within complex project environments.
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%. (Note: Most travel is done on weekdays)


    Preferred Qualifications:
    BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical field.
    • PMP, P.E., or LEED Certification/Accreditation.
    • Experience with Automated Control Systems.
    • Experience working for an international organization.



    • Leadership capability to create a unified and motivated project team.
    • Excellent stakeholder management, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Independent decision-making ability with strong financial focus.
    • Sound knowledge of contract law.
    • Ability to manage diverse team of internal disciplines.


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