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Senior Project Manager/Planner

Company: Doppelmayr USA, Inc.
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary We're hiring an energetic, detail-oriented Sr. Project Manager with experience in planning, scheduling, and tracking of multiple projects. The Sr. Project Manager/Planner has direct responsibility for managing project schedules for all new ski lift and ropeway projects through all stages of the engineering, manufacturing, and construction cycle. The Sr. Project Manager plays a crucial role in Doppelmayr's success by working directly with functional and project-specific managers to sequence all projects, translating the total business volume into a feasible integrated schedule. The Sr. Project Manager/Planner works closely with project engineers, production department leaders, and top management to ensure all activities are completed on time for job site delivery and customer satisfaction. Paramount to your success is demonstrating a high level of initiative, self-motivation and engagement with internal stakeholders, aiming for timely completion of all assigned projects. The successful candidate will be a champion for scheduling best practices, focusing on creating systems that deliver new ski lifts and ropeway projects as efficiently and effectively as possible. Responsibilities - Create detailed project schedules utilizing an ERP system, monitor and track progress. - Responsible for project prioritization, resource assignment and leveling. - Create recovery plans and schedules to mitigate the impact of unforeseen events. - Chair meetings with project team members and management to identify and resolve schedule and capacity issues. - Attend and participate in weekly project meetings to communicate schedule plans, status, changes, performance and receive and respond to schedule feedback and questions. - Coordinate project activities across multiple Doppelmayr facilities worldwide to ensure timely deliveries and successful project execution. - Coordinate with cross discipline team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project deadlines and schedules. - Manage relationships between multiple departments, inspire and engage staff in the principles of scheduling. - Collaborate with Sales team to define the production forecast and demand flow for new projects. - Responsible for project initiation including project set-up and release in the ERP system. - Actively monitor the progress of all projects and make adjustments and changes as necessary to ensure successful completion. - Ability to utilize fabrication lead times and historical performance data to optimize schedules, collaborating with production and material personnel to ensure streamlined operations. - Lead scheduling status reviews and conduct briefings with senior leaders which requires the ability to communicate matters of importance concisely. - Escalate critical schedule issues to management as needed. - Provide schedule and other inputs for new proposals and contracts. - Continuously improve the master scheduling processes and systems that result in optimized project execution. - Collaborate with project and functional managers to understand and optimize the sequence of ropeway projects. - Ability to prioritize and self-manage a multi-tasked workload in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in project management, production management, construction management, or closely related field. Experience: 5 to 7 years of experience in project management, production management, scheduling or planning role; strong understanding of production planning, scheduling and forecasting required; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to motivate cross-functional teams; strong negotiation skills to plan and implement production schedules; excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills; solid organizational skills including time management, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands; team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff; proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs; ability to work under pressure. Computer Skills: MS Office Suite, ERP/MRP System(s), proficiency with scheduling software including MS Project and ERP based scheduling tools required Working conditions: Position requires fluent communication in English. Employment status is full-time. Traveling may be required.


Keywords: Doppelmayr USA, Inc., Salt Lake City , Senior Project Manager/Planner, Executive , Salt Lake City, Utah

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