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Lehigh Hanson Project Manager - Cement and Mining in Allentown, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 12881BR

Line Of Business: HTC

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: Allentown-PA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Heidelberg Technology Center, our internal consulting team for Cement Operations, is looking for a new team member. Our Project Managers have the best of both worlds working internally with our Cement Operations across North America and with outside consultants and vendors. This position reports to our Director – Project Engineering and is located in our Allentown, PA office.

This is an exciting opportunity, with lots of opportunities to see and work with a wide range of Cement operations businesses and be a key person to oversee critical projects.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Prepare Feasibility Studies including cost estimates for CapEx planning. Propose the overall project plan; assess and obtain necessary resources. Responsible to prepare the formal CapEx authorization requests (AFE) so that each proposes a well thought out technical solution vetted against alternate solutions, an accurate budget and an accurate schedule.

  • Develop Conceptual Designs utilizing material handling and manufacturing knowledge to improve existing equipment installations or eliminate bottlenecks for the purpose of improving safety, operations, efficiencies and/or environmental compliance. Present these designs to management for authorization to pursue further study or funding.

  • Manage Projects varying between $1 Mio to $25 Mio. Develop detailed project plans in conjunction with Plant & HTC Management. Develop cost estimates & monitor costs. Prepare, monitor & validate project schedules. Determine and acquire the necessary resources. Manage & direct project team. Provide monthly reports to and conduct monthly progress meetings with the Steering Committee.

  • Design & Engineer Cement Plant and Material Handling Systems by overseeing the development of mechanical & structural design based on process requirements. Supervise internal designers’ work; obtain & review outsourced engineering work. Review & approve civil, structural & mechanical drawings. Coordinate with our in-house mining, electrical and automation engineers to ensure integration of all engineering disciplines into complete project designs.

  • Procurement: Prepare mechanical & civil/structural specifications for use in the bidding process. Evaluate & recommend external organizations to provide bids. Lead the technical part in contract negotiations. Monitor vendor performance.

  • Construction: Prepare specifications for construction bid packages. Evaluate & recommend external contractors. Negotiate contracts in conjunction with Purchasing; lead the technical part. Direct contractor’s activity & performance on site. Negotiate & approve/reject contractor claims. Verify contractor invoices. Visit plants for progress evaluation & issue resolutions. Validate construction progress through close monitoring of project schedule & site inspections. Organize check out process for contractor. Ensure all plant & safety regulations are followed.

  • Start Up: Organize start up team; obtain internal resources. Assign roles & responsibilities. Organize training of operational personnel with vendors & plant management. Monitor performance in relation to contract documents. Drive deficiency elimination process. Lead the successful scheduling and coordination of the project team to conduct all performance tests and validation of the test results against the contract documents. Pursue contract remedies where performance does not satisfy the contract documents.

  • Documentation: Manage drawings & documents handling & archiving during whole project run time. Responsible for drawing & document assimilation into the Lehigh & HTC system.

  • Safety: Perform work in a safe manner taking into account Company safety standards and regulatory standards. Ensure others around you perform work safely.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Civil or Mining Engineering preferred . Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field required.

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in project engineering, ideally to include layout, assembly and maintenance of heavy industrial machinery, including crushers and sizers, acquired in both office and field engineering environments.

  • Very broad knowledge and understanding of the equipment used for the cement manufacturing process.

  • Familiarity with quarrying and mining (surface and underground) techniques, operations, production rates, drilling and blasting, quarry equipment cycle times, geology and hydrology, ideally gained through prior on-site quarry management experience.

  • Ability to work and travel independently.

  • Authoritative understanding of project management and engineering concepts and practices gained through broad and deep experience.

  • Solid computer skills and prior experience with AutoCAD.

  • Ability to develop detailed project schedules with appropriate logic and then maintain and update the schedule based on verified progress. Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 scheduling software are strongly preferred.

  • Solid organizational skills to lead, coordinate and integrate the sub functions of the project team for the complete run time of the project.

  • Good skills to understand, influence, empathize and communicate with people to achieve the goal of the project. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%. During start-up and commissioning of projects, extended site visits may be required to ensure the successful start-up of projects.

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions

  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb, crawl and enter confined spaces on occasion

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled