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12 May 2022

Full-Time Sr. Controls Project Manager – Major Projects

MyNiceJob – Posted by mynicejob Eden Prairie, MN

Job Description

 5 Years
 Bachelor’s degree
 Industrial Automation
 Only US citizens and Greencard holders



The Senior Project Manager – Major Projects is responsible for working with the business unit operations manager as a multi-project PM. This person will work as directed by the Business Unit leadership team to build and maintain client relations and effectively manage the implementation of large multi-year controls and integration projects. This position will handle multiple projects at once.


Project Management

  • End-to-end responsibility (financial, quality, schedule, safety) on projects of increasing complexity
  • Prepares and approves charters and execution plans for complex projects
  • Assists in the development of project management tools and best practices.
  • Supervises staff necessary to complete assignments
  • Builds complex project schedules, manages critical path, float, and can demonstrate project “health” via schedule
  • Manage customer relationships and business expectations during project execution
  • Develops earned value analysis
  • Understands and demonstrates risk analysis and mitigation planning for projects
  • Manages other WM BU tasks/codes vendor equipment, and subcontractor performance
  • Manages project budgets, effort, variances, change orders, and invoices
  • Develops and communicates Status Reports, Earned Value Reports, Estimate to Complete Reports, and Committed Cost Reports for medium to complex projects
  • Prepares and manages project quality plans
  • Helps develop small and medium-sized project proposals
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively with customer.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. An AA in Engineering Technology or equivalent with equivalent experience may be substituted.
  • 5 + years of Project management experience leading medium to large scale automation and controls projects in excess of $500K.
  • Proven organizational and influencing/soft skills.
  • Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills.


Greater than 10 years’ experience with capabilities in the below areas is preferred:  

  • Multiple industries including food and beverage, power, grain handling, chemical.
  • Design of electrical schematics, including power distribution, control panels, and associated NEC references desired.
  • Leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
  • PLC ladder logic and function block programming (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Modicon, Siemens)
  • SCADA programming, scripting, and their applications (i.e. Cimplicity, Wonderware, Intellution, Rockwell Automation)
  • Knowledge in Databases, SQL, Scripting, Historian and Virtual Machines a plus
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers
  • PMP certification a plus.

Working Environment

Standard office environment, on-site office environment, and diverse industrial environments:  Working knowledge of personal computer and Microsoft product suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project).  Must have a valid driver’s license, passport, and the ability to travel up to 30%.

Job Categories: Engineering And Architecture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Advanced Oral and Written Communication, Excel, Organizational Skills, PowerPoint, Project Management, SQL, and Word.


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