Project Manager

Education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree, BSME, BSMFG, BSIE, or BSEE from four-year college or university; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is a plus.

Job summary:
Coordinate project activities, including layout, scheduling, cost accounting, problem solving, coordinating construction activities, documentation, and acceptance of system implementation.  Responsible for meeting scheduled completion dates, projected building costs, and coordinating efforts with Site Mangers, System Engineers and/or Technicians.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Manage projects from start to completion encompassing, the five project phases, including, but not limited to:
Initiation phase
• Assist & Support in development of final cost and evaluation, as well as coordinate with Murata Japan’s sales & engineering group for product and pricing information
• Present, review, and revise system definition, scope, pricing, and schedule for internal team, as well as customers
• Set up and perform kick off meetings
Planning phase
• Project definition, layout confirmation, budget development, documentation, and schedule
• Review and approve functional specifications with Software team & Customer
• Establish detailed project timelines/schedules (MS Project)
• Develop Mechanical and Electrical RFQs in conjunction with the Installation, Sales, and Procurement departments
• Develop material, drawings, and documentation for contract bids on supportive components for a given project, as required
• Select vendors through competitive bid process with Procurement
Execution phase
• Coordinate all aspects of project installation between MMUSA’s site supervisor, installation crews, Murata Japan’s engineering/manufacturing/logistic groups, vendors, and customer
• Manage document flow to ensure customer receives proper manuals such as maintenance/operation/spare parts, etc.
Controlling/monitoring phase
• Maintain budget control and change orders
• Closely follow systems installation from day-to-day, addressing and resolving issues to ensure customer satisfaction and a fully functional system. Approve release of payments/invoices, change orders, and other credits/debits to projects
• Coordination of proper documentation, drawings, & reporting to project stakeholders
Closing phase
• Schedule and perform Final Acceptance testing and training in coordination with the Installation team
• Obtain Project Acceptance from the customer
• Ensure financial closure of project with the Accounting team
• Close out projects with internal Postmortem (lessons learned) meetings