Manager of Project Services

Forest Park, Ohio
28 Sep 2016
09 Dec 2016
LS 00005Q
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

Jacobs Cincinnati serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining and Consumer Products Industries. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning and maintenance services for both new and existing facilities for projects of every scale. We support a facility's entire life cycle. Our core life sciences network has contributed to Jacobs becoming the world's largest provider of these services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer product clients. The Cincinnati office is established as one of the company's main centers of excellence for engineering/designing PharmaBio and Consumer Products facilities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Jacobs Cincinnati is seeking an influential leader to oversee our Project Controls and Procurement teams. This individual will directly impact the programming/planning, design and construction phases of complex multi- million dollar programs for Jacobs.

The successful candidate will have concentrated experience in scheduling, cost estimating, cost control and procurement. Must be self-motivated, energetic, personable and able to communicate with varying audiences of project executives, project managers and technical staff members. Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Disseminate operating procedures for project controls and procurement teams
  • Develop work instructions for office
  • Provide training for procedures and work instructions and project controls software
  • Ensure that systems and personnel are in place and effective, and that all project controls and procurement requirements of project management, operations management, and the client are being satisfied
  • Facilitate interactive planning process
  • Develop and/or review /approve project controls and procurement plans
  • Maintain staffing requirements for project controls and procurement personnel
  • Attend and support operations status review meetings
  • Assist in preparation of overhead and profit forecast for performance unit
  • Prepare and assist business development in the preparation of pro-services estimates and/ or schedules for proposals
  • Perform personnel performance evaluations
  • Capable of supervising and communicating with the project controls and procurement teams to ensure complete understanding and fulfillment of project/program objectives
  • Proficient in estimating methods for capital costs
  • Able to make presentations to Jacobs and client management
  • Accountable to operations management for ensuring that the project controls and procurement needs for the project(s) or program are being satisfied
  • Has hiring, wage determination, promotion, training, coaching, mentoring and disciplinary responsibilities
  • Assigns personnel to projects
  • Identifies key project controls and procurement issues to project and operations management in a timely manner and develops corrective action plans in conjunction with the project team(s) that can be implemented in a timely manner

Technical Competencies:

  • Detailed knowledge of design, procurement, and construction/field service processes and their inherent cost and schedule performance risks associated with these activities is required.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient with:
    • Spreadsheets, word processing and database software
    • Scheduling software - Primavera - P6 preferred
    • Risk Analysis (Monte Carlo) software
    • Commercial and/or proprietary project controls systems to include: Jacobs Project Cost System (JPCS)/ Prolog/ Jacobs Project Operation Dashboard (JPOD) / Work Forecast System (WFS)
    • Commercial and/or proprietary estimating systems - (Timberline / KBase)
  • Proficiency in cost engineering and planning / scheduling principles and methods including:
    • Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Change Management
    • Work Breakdown Structures
    • Earned Value Systems / Rules of Credit
    • Contingency/Allowance for Unforeseen Development
    • Critical Path Method scheduling techniques
    • Resource loading and leveling of schedules
    • Knowledgeable in Capital Estimating principles and methods including:
    • Conceptual through Detailed Design Estimating
    • Reading and interpreting design and construction drawings
    • Benchmarking / Metrics
    • Use of Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) / National Electrical Contractors Association / Means and Richardsons Estimating standards
    • Philosophies in development of design and material take off allowances

  • 15+ years of Project Controls and/or Procurement experience in BioPharma, Chemicals, Refining or Consumer products industries
  • 5+ years of Supervisory and/or Section Lead experience
  • BA, BS, or equivalent experience required
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Working knowledge of Primavera
  • Capital Project experience (both small project alliance programs and large cap projects)
  • Travel to field/client sites required
  • Good planning and organizational skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required

Physical Requirements:

This position is primarily an office based position. The successful applicant must have the visual, verbal and auditory skills to communicate with colleagues. The successful candidate must be able to travel long distances to carry out assignments from time to time. Minimal lifting would be required.