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Senior Automation Project Manager

Indianapolis, IN
Full Time
Mar 5, 2024

Job Description

About the role:
Are you ready to take your career to the next level and be part of a dynamic team at the forefront of cutting-edge automation projects? We are seeking a Senior Automation Project Manager to lead and shape the future of automation solutions across diverse industries. If you're a forward-thinker with a passion for project management and a drive for innovation, we want you on our team.

About you:
You will take on the exciting challenge of leading a diverse portfolio of automation projects, each with its unique size and complexity. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams and external  resources, you'll be at the forefront of innovation, shaping the future of automation solutions. As the primary interface with our clients, you'll build robust relationships, advocating for their needs, and ensuring the success of each project.

Your commitment to project management excellence is crucial as you implement and uphold our well-established project management methodology, consistently adhering to PMI best practices. You'll be responsible for identifying and managing project risks, and adeptly handling changes to scope and schedule, ensuring that projects remain on track and within budget. As a leader within our organization, you'll guide and mentor your project team members, ensuring that their roles are well-defined and understood.

In addition to your project leadership responsibilities, you'll coordinate procurement activities and oversee project invoicing. Your focus on continuous improvement will drive enhancements in project procedures, tools, and proposal generation, keeping our processes at the cutting edge of industry standards. Your keen ability to assess the skills required for project roles and assign staff accordingly will be instrumental in achieving project success.

Lastly, effective communication with stakeholders and sponsors is paramount, ensuring that project status is transparent and everyone involved is well-informed. This role is a unique opportunity to showcase your skills and make a lasting impact on the future of automation across various industries.

What you’ll need:
Educational Background: Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years' experience in automation, control systems engineering, manufacturing, or a related field.
Project Management Expertise: Considerable knowledge of the engineering project development 
life cycle and domain knowledge of project management theories and practices.
Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.
Emotional Intelligence: Strong emotional intelligence, including curiosity, self-awareness, and empathy, is essential.
Negotiation: Strong negotiation skills.
Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills across different organizational levels.

Looking to stand out?
Team Leadership: Experience managing and supervising project teams and individual reports, even when working with virtual, non-co-located team members.
Presentations: Ability to make compelling presentations to senior management, both internally and externally.
Adaptability: Ability to tailor project management rigor, detail, and methodology based on project specifics.
Influencing Skills: Proven ability to lead, encourage, and influence others.
Industry Understanding: Quick comprehension of the business functional area being served.
Recruiting Experience: Background in personnel recruiting.
IFS Software: Experience using IFS enterprise software is a plus.
Proposal Generation: Experience in estimating and proposal generation is a plus.

Learn more:  Check out our website in detail and LinkedIn.

Join us on the cutting edge of automation technology and be a part of a team that's shaping the future of multiple industries. If you're a dynamic, innovative leader, we encourage you to apply and help us drive our projects to new heights. Your expertise will be pivotal in making our vision a reality.