Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

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Project Manager (Direct-hire)
Arden Hills, MN

Volt has partnered with a growing manufacturing firm in search of a Project Manager! This position could be characterized as the 'general manager' of one or several projects. This position oversees the solicitation, negotiation and execution of smaller projects, such as system upgrades or repeat systems, and will use whatever resources necessary to successfully conclude the project. The Project Manager responsibilities include both the project team general management as well as a key contributor for schedule and contract management. Multiple projects can be expected in both the execution phase and soliciting and negotiating phase. Attention will be given to focus the Project Manager and the execution team on similar types of projects. With this focus, the team will develop experience that can be leveraged to improve proposal accuracy and project execution on subsequent projects of a similar nature.


  • Oversight of projects from beginning to end to ensure their success. Success is defined by, a) total customer satisfaction, b) meeting or exceeding financial targets (project P&L management), c) conduct consistent with our Corporate Values.
  • Proposal development and writing. This includes recommended schedule, pricing and cost estimates.
  • With support from the BSL, the Project Manager will lead the negotiations for the terms, conditions and pricing of the project with the customer. Depending on the customer and situation, will share this role with the sales representative.
  • Oversight of the execution of the project (engineering design through to installation) through leadership of the project execution team. This team will include representatives from engineering, manufacturing, field service and materials. Coordination of this team will be using Microsoft Project or some similar scheduling tool.
  • Primary customer contact during project execution and as such will handle all discussions about a) schedule and b) contract compliance as it relates to allowable deviations, adders and payment/receivables.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7 or more years' experience in sales, engineering, field engineer or project management experience in robotics, machine tools or other electro-mechanical aerospace businesses.
  • Competency in Microsoft Project software.
  • Significant team leadership experience ideally in a project setting.
  • More than two years in a project leadership role. i.e. Project Manager, Lead System Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Field Engineer,)
  • Familiarity with electromechanical systems and related control software.
  • Professional Project Management certification a definite plus.
  • Able to travel up to 30% of the time.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer