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Project Manager

Wilsonville, Oregon 97062
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Wilsonville, OR
Department: Project Management
Job Type: Full-Time


DWFritz Automation has been engineering and building precision automation solutions for over 45 years. In the last 10 years, we have grown our global footprint with employees and clients in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, while diversifying the industries we serve.

What’s our secret to success?

We're the company that can solve the challenges that nobody else can. We do so by hiring incredibly talented employees who innovate through team-work.

Why would you want to work here?

We are a progressive company that continually strives towards being world-class in our practices, cutting-edge with our technology, and empowering with our leadership. We believe in big things, because we believe in our employees who impress us every day with their ideas and their execution.

Our World Headquarters operates from a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Our employees enjoy standing desks, a recreation room, a fitness room, and a hearty oatmeal breakfast to start each day. Our spacious lunch room is the venue for weekly All Staff meetings and our frequent “Lunch and Learns.”

We also know how to have fun at DWFritz. From ping-pong tournaments and monthly socials to working with our community through our RISE program and paid volunteer day, we know well how to work and play together. We hope you get the chance to visit our building and experience a culture that is unlike any other.

Your Challenge

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall project management, from proposal through client acceptance on moderately complex projects.

Your Responsibilities

  • Owns the execution of project activities to proactively meet project cost, schedule, deliverables, and manages scope changes to achieve customer requirements from proposal to client acceptance.
  • Serves as focal point for all communications between the customer and DWFritz, providing "Voice of the Client" input to company's Management Team and preparing and maintaining project status reports to be delivered to the customer on a regular basis throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Is accountable for the commercial success, customer satisfaction and delivery of assigned projects.
  • Develops and manages a Project Management Plan (PMP), individually and in a team environment that meets or exceeds client's requirements and expectations.
  • Selects practices and methodologies to effectively plan and execute the project, blending phase gate/predictive project management principles with Agile development methods to optimize value delivery.
  • Coordinates and participates in proposal development as required, including estimating project management efforts on projects and scheduling projects for proposals.
  • Coordinates and manages the development of specifications and requirements.
  • Responsible for the flow down of the requirements to the project team to ensure each team member is aware of his/her obligations.
  • Collaborates with Engineering Leads to monitor and coordinate all aspects of the design process -- mechanical layouts, details, assemblies, electrical controls, software development.
  • Develops and manages the project schedule with input from various departments to ensure alignment with both internal and customer delivery commitments.
  • Develops and manages a communication matrix and protocol with the customer to ensure engagement and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled project team meetings both internal and with the customer.
  • Establishes and maintains an open issues and action item list (internally and between DWFritz and client).
  • Utilizes project schedule and WBS to determine resource requirements and manages those resources to meet project goals.
  • Manages the scope and deliverables from vendors and subcontractors.
  • Responsible for project closeout activities and document preparation for hand over to DWFritz Services team.
  • Proactively manages both risks and opportunities and regularly communicates to the business and the customer as needed.
  • Proactively follows the change management process to document and approve all changes that impact project cost, schedule or scope. This includes positive/negative and internal/external sources of change.
  • Leads and provides project direction during problem resolution activities throughout the lifecycle of the project both internally and externally.
  • Is responsible for periodic updates of project financials including but not limited to revenue budgets, cost budgets and forecasts, while maintaining communication to upper management/accounting on potential risk and risk resolution for assigned order or orders with same end-user/customers.

Your Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability adjust to changing project conditions and work under pressure to meet project deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize projects across large, matrix organizations, meeting both business and customer requirements.
  • Demonstrated success developing and managing client relationships, especially in gathering requirements, setting scope, and managing through change.
  • Demonstrated ability to make good decisions based on limited information.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a strong matrix organized team through the lifecycle of a project.
  • Detail oriented, results driven, self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to problem solve and engage in continuous improvement activities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to actively participate in team development and team-oriented processes and motivate others to do the same.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to apply both internally and externally.
  • General knowledge of engineering practices, including design for manufacturability, maintainability, reliability, safety and machine shop practices.
  • Strong background in automation, critical process timing, and Gage R&R requirements is preferred.
  • Familiarization in engineering tools such as SolidWorks and PDM systems are preferred.

Your Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field is required for this position.
  • Must possess 1-3 years proven experience in project management leading clients and team members through technology implementations with high value capital equipment purchases in a fast pace environment.
  • Experience with equipment design, development, manufacturing and installation is required.
  • Working understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Discipline (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk Management, Procurement).
  • PMP, PMI-ACP or CSM certification preferred.

Physical Demands

The employee is required to communicate with staff including talking and hearing. The employee may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds; bend, stoop, grasp. The employee may be working at a personal computer workstation for long periods.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DWFritz is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, the company prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy or related medical conditions, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, uniformed service or any other consideration protected by federal state and local laws. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee.

DWFritz is not currently sponsoring work visas for this role. Authorization to work in the U.S. is required to be considered.


Posted: 2020-07-24 Expires: 2020-09-07

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