Project Manager

Oak Ridge, TN
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AIS00630

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Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking candidates to support personnel as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance customer's core mission. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction and assignments from customer staff and procedures. Pay, benefits, Human Resources, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to proactively identify potential project problems or opportunities, analyze the issues using all appropriate resources, develop alternatives, and arrive at the most optimum approach to mitigate problems or exploit opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage very difficult and complex projects and to take corrective action, monitor work, manage conflict, and coordinate the activities of others.

  • Capable of developing and taking responsibility for the Project Execution Plan development for large/complex and/or mega projects.

  • Capable of leading strategic negotiations with customers, major vendor/suppliers, and subcontractors. Leads and motivates desired behaviors (e.g., coaching the project team and mentoring one or more individuals).

  • Ensures scope, design basis and objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed, detailed work plans, schedules, budgets and procedures are established, including Execution Plan; Plans for addressing critical cross functional work processes and systems, etc.

  • Obtains concurrence by the members of the project team, functional management and the Customer.

  • Ensures integration of work plans of multiple execution units or entities, such as Joint Ventures. Promotes the use of constructability reviews during project execution.

  • Ensures that the project planning and reporting is performed in accordance with the UCOR Earned Value Management System.

  • Facilitates with project team the development, communication, implementation, update, and continual use of the Project Execution Plan. Reviews and approves project control systems which measure progress/performance, provide early warning of deviations from Plan, and identify corrective actions to be taken.

  • Identifies quality requirements and ensures the proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality commitments. Assesses customer perception of quality on a regular periodic basis.

  • Oversees the Environmental, Safety & Health program for both the office and fieldwork environments including contractor and subcontractor activities. Ensures design is in accordance with ES&H laws and regulations applicable to the projects (country).

  • Assists in the training of new project managers and other project personnel in key positions through both formal training courses and on-the-job training. Establishes a plan to provide training opportunities for project personnel.

  • Promotes the management concept of Continuous Improvement among all members of the project team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Facility Management or other relevant discipline or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Experience: Extensive years engineering, operations/maintenance, M&O, construction, project controls, and/or procurement experience.

  • Record of proven performance as a Project Director on medium risk medium to high complexity project(s).

  • Capable of performing as the project manager on a high- risk high-complexity project.

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