Senior Engineering Project Manager

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Date: Feb 11, 2018

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Manage large, complex, long duration engineering projects or programs focused on product and process development and improvement

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Lead, manage, and facilitate multiple projects or programs of large size, complexity, and long duration
  • Direct members of the project team including engineers, designers and technicians
  • Develop project plan, schedules and work plans, estimate resources and costs, and track and report documents
  • Define the project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Document and track project plan
  • Collaborate with and persuade several diverse team members and stakeholders, including the executive team
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Maintain continuous alignment of project scope with defined strategic business objectives
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders
  • Monitor progress of projects, identify problems impeding progress, and participate in their resolution
  • Proactively recommend actions to move project through technical hurdles
  • Develop and disseminate communications relating to the project
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Provide reports, updates and feedback to management and project team
  • Identify successful and unsuccessful project elements after project completion and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Identify, propose, and implement changes to project management processes and methologies
  • Mentor other engineering project managers

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or a related technical field of study and six (6) years of project manager experience
    • Associate’s degree and twelve (12) years of project manager experience
  • Successfully managed and completed a large, complex engineering project
  • Knowledge of and experience using project management methodologies and software
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects, and priorities
  • Ability to establish project plans, regularly monitor and track progress on work projects, and communicate with project partners
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes and clearly explain options and solutions
  • Ability to understand and apply financial analysis
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestic and international
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
  • Requires a favorable motor vehicle report upon hire

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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