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Lead PM-Strategic Environmental Technology

Job Id: 2920
Industry: Building Materials
Location: Columbus, OH
Job Type: DirectHire

Job Description

Business Impact through Project/Program Leadership

  • Close coordination between R&D, Engineering & Engineering’s partners, all company business units, the plants, Environmental/Health/Safety, Sourcing, and Regulatory Law

  • Develop and provide management of both small and large capital projects

  • Establish “fitness for use” criteria and prepare “up-front” project definitions.

  • Develops and routinely forecasts project plans and project budget to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery utilizing appropriate reporting tools

  • Develops and executes a comprehensive communication plan that informs all project stakeholders to guarantee clear and consistent communications

  • Provide design and project management for R&D related pilot programs, including communicating the costs, timing, and technical potential for success as future scaled up programs

  • Understand what vendor equipment or engineered systems are readily available, what our competition is doing, and what the costs of these initiatives will require

  • Work with customers to define needs, generate & analyze options, and initiate and hand-off projects.

  • Ensure that all projects are managed within safety, cost, schedule, and technical guidelines.

  • Interacts across the organization to ensure the strong integration with other functional areas and the technology architecture.

  • Communicates to all stakeholders from the factory floor to General managers

  • Project activity will be on projects ranging from $100K-$90MM.


Change Leadership

  • Manages the transition to ensure the adoption of the change, that the project benefits are achieved and that the projects outcomes are sustainable

  • Confirms business leadership support and engagement regarding the change management required on the projects

  • Drives for business benefits to be clearly articulated and tracked for completion on a routine basis

  • Supports efforts and opportunities for waste elimination and simplification

  • Fully understands the business case and benefits to the organization to act as a champion for the business for project outcome

  • Adheres to accepted Project Management Industry standards and processes and actively leads all reviews and stage gate deliverables


Technical Excellence & Capability Development

  • Evaluates emerging methods, industry best practices and companylessons learned to raise the bar on Project Management practices and standards

  • Commits to evolving how projects are managed to match the business and project needs, change management challenges and communication requirements to successfully deliver

  • Builds a community for growing the capability within company through personal development, mentoring and teaching opportunities with peers.


Manage Relationship with External Partners

  • Transfer and coordinate packages with external engineering alliances for execution

  • Develops upfront communication of corporate vision, objectives and constraints

  • Set expectations of service and performance levels

  • Recognizes competing organizational goals and addresses differences to assure mutual success.

  • Explores full potential of partners capabilities and skill sets and links partner ability to align with desired business outcome

  • Plans and facilitates a seamless onboarding plan for team members including project requirements, standards, testing procedures, templates, etc.


Team Coordination, Mentorship and Development

  • Fosters teamwork to accelerate results for company by effectively leading global, cross functional teams.

  • Build solid performing project teams and work with all leaders to develop and engage team members according to growth plans

  • Accountable for the development and alignment of all project roles and responsibilities; ensures that those roles and responsibilities are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project

  • Recommends and supports project-specific mentoring relationships for growth areas on the project and helps to secure the commitment of the mentor / expert

  • Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (adhoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (reviews at key phases of the project or related to growth and development plans)





  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical Engineering (preferred), Mechanical, Environmental Engineering

  • 3-7 years experience in process engineering and project management in industry

  • Ability to travel globally up to 30%




  • Project Leadership – previous execution of small to large scale projects, possibly including initiatives with global reach, technology, processes, cross-functional teams and partner team members.

  • Partner Relationships – experience with cross-functional teams that include third party expertise.Aptitude to build strategic and execution-focused plans and alliances with partner leadership.

  • Management of projects, including, but not limited to, scope, schedule, cost, risk, resource, and change management.

  • Project Management Science / Capability – training and application of industry best practice processes and tools



  • Strong Communications – effective planning and execution of communications for stakeholders, both written and verbal.

  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills

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