The successful Project Manager for the Parking Solutions Division of Scheidt & Bachmann is a strong individual who can balance the need to manage a team of employees and subcontractors with the need to be agile in the execution of their own tasks. The person will have excellent communication skills that include educating all levels of the organization and the customer about the status and requirements of complex projects.
Essential Job Functions
Manages Project Planning, Excution and Delivery
These Include But Are Not Limited To:
for one or more Parking Solutions projects from proposal phase through project close out. This will be accomplished by applying formal project management methodologies to ensure a professional execution of the project on schedule and within budget while effectively managing exceptions and escalations which may occur.
Detailed project plans
Project scope statements and work packages
Formal Contract and Change Order communications
Resource plans and cost estimates
Risk and issues logs
Status and exception reporting
Manages the Instalation Service Team
motivates staff to superior performance
schedules /distributes workload amongst team members
coordinates training activities
enforces S&B policies and procedures as necessary
models professional behavior
provides regular feedback, both formal and informal
attends a weekly internal conference call to identify specific task assignments and assigns them based on current priorities and workload
Controls Project Deliverables and Coordinate Project Progress
by assisting in the project development and estimation of resources in order to successfully achieve project goals. This includes negotiating with cross functional team members to plan and achieve project deliverables on schedule and within budget. Responsible for communication and project reporting to S&B and Customer in order to ensure a unified approach in each project.
Meets Financial Objectives
by forecasting requirements; preparing the project budget; scheduling and tracking expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
Develops Collaborative Teamwork
with functional experts and resources who are tasked to deliver components of the overall project and ensures a complete understanding of the requirements and priorities of their tasks and how they fit within the overall project.
Manages Escalation Of Issues
by taking prudent and proactive measures to avoid (and/or minimize) the negative effect on Customers and S&B business (and target achievement). In addition to initiating escalations, actively communicates progress to customers and the Project Board.
to ensure many critical and often parallel activities are handled efficiently and effectively with the appropriate prioritization and delegation as needed.
to ensure project discipline and quality throughout the project
Maintains Safe and Healthy Work Environment
by following organization standards and legal regulations
Job Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Customer Centric Attitude – Conducts daily business with a strong sense of customer understanding and sensitivity to ensure the needs of the customer are accurately represented to other S&B functions.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Can network effectively and manage others without authority.
Customer Satisfaction - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve project delivery; Responds to requests for information and assistance; Meets commitments.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans. Experienced negotiator with strong conflict management skills
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Communications - Effective interpersonal skills, intercultural communications and presentation skills
Travel - This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America and Europe (>60%). Must have valid driver’s license in state of residency.
Required Education And Experience
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in engineering or computer science desired; equivalent combination of technical education, certifications and experience may be substituted.
5-10 Years or more directly involved in systems project management or systems management
Project Management certification desired
Reports To: Vice President of Operations
Indirect To: Executive Vice-President of Parking Systems
Interfaces with: Project Managers, Technical Personnel, Service Personnel,