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Senior Project Director

Location: Vaughan, Ontario,

Posted: Sep-07-2018
Closing: Oct-07-2018

Bringing a minimum of 10 years of relevant Senior Project Management and Project Engineering experience to oversee and drive multiple projects in a food manufacturing setting, the Senior Project Director must be familiar with and follow Engineering best practices, Project Management methodologies and exhibit professionalism and expertise in client presentation, negotiation and interaction on project progress. Effectively organizing and leading meetings with senior level client representation (plan, facilitate, document, follow up) and with PM teams to accomplish objectives, the Senior Project Manager will oversee the Project Team to ensure project specification and timelines are met, escalated issues receive timely and due attention. The Senior Project Director will recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization's processes and establish best practices.  

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Strengthens relations with existing clients particularly with client senior management.
  • Build strategic relationships with other complementary engineering firms for sub-contracting.
  • Grows Danmare in Southern Ontario, Canada 
  • Develop other revenue streams, such as “turn key” projects or additional services.
  • Fully understand and identify opportunities to develop Danmare team capabilities to meet current and future project needs 
  • Provide regular reporting to principals of client success or challenges to be addressed on a priority basis, and as requested
  • Provide PPT presentations to potential clients, and to clients regarding project status, next steps, and potential future projects

PROJECT LEADERSHIP

  • Lead major project to include overseeing that the Project Teams identify all equipment capabilities, utility & infrastructure requirements, and developing Process Flow Diagrams and layout concepts. 
  • Regularly inspect installation activities at client sites to ensure proper installation of all intended project designs.  Regularly inspect that contractors appropriately manage adherence to client safety measures.
  • Standardize project execution process
  • Support site start-up team and troubleshoot issues when they arise.  If required, work with vender technicians to remediate issues.
  • Develop and maintain project plans and coordinate project activities; track critical path milestones, accomplishments and results. Ensure that end-to-end project planning, risk identification, dependency tricking, issues identification / escalation, and change management are being managed appropriately through team resources, utilizing best practice project management standards
  • Working knowledge of CFIA, FDA and USDA food equipment and design standards. 
  • Understanding food plant Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), area designations, clean design requirements and the impact to process and equipment layout designs. 
  • Build relationships with senior leaders and other Program/Project owners; Interact with, prepare materials for, and present to Principals as required
  • Provide guidance to and mentor other team members
  • Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion
  • Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines

OTHER ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proven leader of multiple, concurrent projects
  • Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion
  • Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Detailed focused and able to summarize status / issues / recommendations - producing quality deliverables
  • Demonstrates highest level of personal and professional integrity
    Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and team building skills; Effectively partners with and leads people with varying personalities and responsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision-making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive; Accountable; Enthusiastic
  • Maintain and continually improve technical and professional abilities described above and required to perform assigned tasks. 
  • Advanced capabilities in quantitative and data analysis; Proven ability to conduct research/analysis, organize and interpret findings, and build presentations that facilitate Senior Management decision making
  • Treat all DANMARE information and customer information in a confidential manner.
    Inform Principal of problems or issues which affect the companies’ ability to meet customer requirements. 
  • Manage to budget and schedule constraints on all work executed for DANMARE. 
  • Recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization’s processes and establish best practices through regular inspection and feedback mechanisms from PM team
  • Travel component may be 20% of total time, but this percentage is Project dependant – programs are available to compensate for time away 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • University Degree in Engineering, Additional Project Management or Business Management education is an asset
  • 10+ years previous project engineering and project management experience inclusive of responsibilities included in the Job Summary, in the Food Manufacturing industry.
  • Member of PEO and / or other related professional organizations.
  • Experience in a consulting environment
  • Ability to converse and collaborate with multiple departments spanning multiple disciplines, and at senior levels
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write effective, high-quality communications and documents
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Interpersonal, collaborative, and team building skills; Able to partner with and lead people with different personalities andresponsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision-making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive;
  • Accountable; Enthusiastic
  • Advanced skills with: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and Group RSP programs

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