Project Manager - Wind Energy

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Operations and Fleet Management
Depends on Experience 

The Project Manager is responsible for managing ATS projects and serve as a subject matter expert for successful project implementation and execution. This position will plan, organize, coordinate, and manage all aspects of project cargo delivery and serve as the primary point of contact for the customer. The Project Manager, serving as the project leader, will work cross-functionally with various internal and external departments/personnel to solve problems and keep the project on schedule and on budget. The purpose of the role is to ensure the required resources are deployed; including, safety, compliance, contract, and billing, requirements are being completed according to specification.

Education and Experience

  1. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, or finance preferred, and/or equivalent work experience in related fields. 
  2. Two years of transportation industry experience or project management experience preferred.
  3. Excellent computer (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and internet; LME experience preferred.
  4. Robust critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Strong time management and organizational skills to prioritize projects and deadlines.
  6. Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, listening) to train people and work cross-functionally with all management levels in a company both internally and externally.
  7. Ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays, and unexpected events.
  8. Exceptional mathematical skills to control profit/loss, monitor budgets, and pricing models.
  9. Ability to understand contract terms and conditions.
  10. Aptitude to analyze information; develops alternative solutions, and communicate results.
  11. Ability to work flexible shifts as needed to meet company deadlines, and travel to customer locations as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead and facilitate conference calls, meetings, and delegate project tasks to achieve deadlines.
  2. Serve as complete project contact person for the customer, providing timely updates, processing changes, communicating changes, and handling any concerns or issues impacting the project.
  3. Monitor permit and escort costs, receivables, and contract terms for each stage of the project.
  4. Executing to project truck production plan and contractual obligations.
  5. Organize and schedule the pick-up and deliveries of cargo.
  6. Ensure routes are established and properly vetted.
  7. Coordinate third party project services to meet deadlines.
  8. Synchronize the work activities of the project assistant.
  9. Coordinate and organize how the cargo being transported is loaded, and secured.
  10. Ensure all pre-project technical requirements are achieved.
  11. Assist with accident investigations and complete a root cause analysis.
  12. Coordinate any miscellaneous or special customer requests to complete the project.
  13. Ensure project safety guidelines and protocols are being followed.
  14. Manage site supervisor duties and their project performance, coordinate with their primary internal contact as needed and approve weekly invoices.
  15. Attend seminars, trainings, and workshops to stay current on industry trends and changes.
  16. In support of ATS’s culture, all employees are expected to consistently, effectively and reliably perform in accordance with the Company’s values as set forth in our core competencies and behaviors (All Employee Competencies).
  17. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  18. Position will require work responsibilities outside of normal business hours, and infrequent travel may be required. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use dexterity in handling and touching objects or controls.

Supervisory Responsibility

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with ATS’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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