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Sr. Project Manager with a world leader in power generation and industrial heat transfer related products. With capabilities in the design and manufacturing of equipment, plant design engineering and construction and aftermarket services, they are capable of providing turnkey solutions to energy and industrial entities throughout the world. 

The Senior Project Manager is responsible to effectively manage multiple or large complex projects through design development, procurement, fabrication, construction and start-up & commissioning.  Provide direction and oversight to a project team including engineering, quality assurance, productions planning, purchasing and cost accounting; secure and coordinate the services of support organizations including legal, finance, manufacturing, sales and field service. Project scope will be large capital new construction and retrofit projects in the energy generation industry.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support project requirements and business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Internal Management of core project team and assigned engineering and third party resources to accomplish stated project objectives on-time and within budget.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Represent business as singe-point contact for the project’s customer, with respect to technical, commercial, schedule, and develop and negotiate proposals for supplemental work and changes of project scope.
  • Continuously monitor the project for signs of existing or potential problems and take the lead role to solve or preclude the problem from developing.  This may take the form of adding resources, negotiating a change with the customer, revising the plan, development of contingency plans, etc. as deemed appropriate.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments as necessary during project cycle.
  • Prepare and issue progress reports and presentation to customers and management.
  • Coordinate/Conduct periodic review meetings of projects in process for business leadership.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Managing any contractual claims through to a speedy conclusion that is satisfactory to all parties.
  • Assist and sign off on the development and completion of estimates in relation to specific projects.
  • Implement and maintain the project quality plan on projects assigned.
  • Maintain regular liaison with the internal / external stakeholders.
  • Control of project procurement and approval of purchasing.
  • Ensure that safety measures and systems are implemented on projects in accordance with company procedures.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Construction, Business discipline preferred or equivalent
  • Master’s in Business Management, Construction, or Project Management; or Advanced Engineering Degree preferred


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in project management or sales, having customer contact and negotiation responsibility
  • Project planning within Primavera (P6v7)
  • Knowledge of engineering design for power plant related equipment
  • Experience in Air Quality Control Systems project/construction is a plus

Certificates & Licenses:


  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification is preferred


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)/Project Management Institute (PMI)




The Regional EHS&S Manager is responsible for providing strategic leadership and acting as the technical subject matter expert to the Western Operations Leadership Team in all matters related to environmental, health, safety, and security compliance.


  • Administers the framework of Global EHS&S Management Systems designed to promote a strong safety culture and top / down – bottom up process focused on driving accountability and “Best in Class” performance.

  • Participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of daily adherence to environmental, health, safety and security policies and procedures.

  • Facilitates Regional EHS&S Leadership Meeting & self – audit / inspections on a quarterly basis.

  • Leads EHS&S performance improvements initiatives and corporate business plan objectives across the territory.

  • Facilitate/participate in Serious Incident Review (SIR) and Incident Investigations and Root-Cause Analysis of all

    incidents as appropriate; coordinating and participating (as required) in the investigation and case management of

    accidents and near misses, per policy and/or regulatory requirements.

  • Fosters the continuous improvement of corporate and regional EHS&S Policies and Procedures to ensure compliance

    with regulatory requirement and administrative best practices.

  • Participate in hourly EHS&S talent acquisition, professional development strategies and regional EHS&S goal setting

  • Responsible for the supervision and staffing of project based EH&S professionals.

  • Provide supervision, training and coaching to operational leaders and site safety professionals to ensure technical

    competence and development within the region and during project execution.

  • Lead / monitor and communicate regional performance management metrics weekly / monthly focused on analyzing and communicating both leading and lagging indicators trends.

  • Participate in bid spec review and hazard assessments associated with projects performance.

  • Provide technical oversight and development of Site Specific Safety Action and Emergency Response Plans, Hazard

    Assessments and Mitigation Plans.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Company, Customer and Regulatory Requirements throughout the territory.

  • Act as the regional subject matter expert to the Leadership and Project Teams in all matters related to EHS&S.

  • Conduct EHS audits, tracking trends within an internal database in accordance with policy.

  • Facilitates Industrial Hygiene assessments, sampling and long-term records retention.

  • Acts as the primary Designated Employer Representative (D.E.R.) responsible for monitoring the implementation and

    compliance with the Company / Customer Fit for Duty Programs across the territory.

  • Share technical oversight and development responsibilities for weekly EH&S focus topics and EH&S Alerts in support

    of Weekly Operations Safety Call which provides a forum for enhancing Safety Culture, sharing best practices



 A Minimum of 10 years in EHS within Commercial Construction Industry


 Bachelor’s Degree (Occ. Safety, Occ. Health, Environmental Affairs, or related field) Preferred

 Professional Certification (please name certification) – CSP, ASP, BSP, OSHA 500 or CHST a plus

  • Knowledgeable in Workers’ Compensation / case management.

  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and EHS&S data management software.

  • Solution minded, self-starter, goal oriented, quality focused, with a high degree of integrity and demonstrated success

    creating and fostering a team environment.

  • Willingness and ability to provide 24/7 on call support within Region.

  • Exceptional organization, data management, analytical and presentation skills.

  • Effective communication, influencing, & coaching skills with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

  • Ability to successfully work both in team environment and independently, with minimum supervision, under the guidance of the General Manager and Director of Corporate EHS&S.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA, MSHA and other Federal, State, and Local Regulatory Agencies including demonstrated experience successfully navigating audit / inspection processes.



Job Summary

The HR Manager partners with the local leadership team to support local goals, organizational development, growth, cultural change and innovation. This role is the primary contact for local day-to-day HR support and is a change agent for strategic and tactical improvements.



  • Ensures HR Services are effectively delivered. This includes but is not limited to: Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, and Employee/Labor Relations.
  • Implements HR strategies to support business unit goals. Understands functional objectives, business objectives, and HR’s role in delivering on the objectives.
  • Manage and interpret Collective Bargaining Agreements; respond to union grievances, facilitate management/labor meetings
  • Manages the full scope of the employee life cycle including: identifying resourcing issues, implementing local staffing plans to ensure staffing needs are met, managing local recruiting, onboarding , and implementing exit policies / practices.
  • Proactively seeks feedback to improve service levels and recommends relevant policy / process changes. Recognizes and acts on opportunities for HR to add value to the business.
  • Implements learning and development plans to support locational needs.
  • Supports supervisors and managers with performance management needs through the use of processes and tools. This includes coaching, addressing performance issues, developing employees, and succession planning.
  • Facilitates and supports effective local communication (townhallls, announcements).
  • Understands and applies employment & labor law, policies, practices, and compliance. Adapts to changing labor laws. Ensures HR records are maintained to support HR audit & compliance
  • Supports and implements site Recognition programs in partnership with local leaders.
  • Administers the annual Internship Program.
  • Member of the local Leadership team.
  • An advocate and steward for a strong Continuous Improvement and optimization Culture.



  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop solutions.
  • Well-organized with a systematic approach to responsibilities. Strong follow up and detail orientation
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Proven ability to coach and advise supervisors / managers on employee relations issues.
  • Ability to effectively deliver training and engage participants to ensure understanding.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel & Powerpoint preferred).
  • Experience in managing and implementing projects.
  • Ability to work independently.



Required Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR related field.
  • Labor Relations/Bargaining Unit/Union experience
  • 3-5 years in a lead site-level HR role.
  • Experience supporting Engineering and Sales organizations preferred.

Preferred Education / Experience

  • MBA
  • PHR or SPHR certification



Directs and manages global contracts to design, fabricate and erect Steam and general Power Generation equipment of varying scope and complexity.



· Manages all aspects of Capital and Aftermarket contracts and contract change orders to optimize the Company’s profit potential and minimize risk and exposure.

· Acts as primary liaison with the Customer to develop and maintain a good working relationship during contract execution.

· Develops the overall Project Quality Plan and assures compliance during execution of the project.

· Identifies and manages all project risks.

· Accountable for the complete project budget, forecast, and monthly cash flow reports.

· Generates the Monthly Project Status Reports to the Customer and VPI Executive Staff.

· Responsible for coordinating and overseeing the development and maintenance of the overall project schedule.

· Develops Supplier Special Terms & Conditions as needed, and generates requisitions for engineered equipment.

· Approves all project related requisitions and expenditures.

· Accountable for all project related correspondence and financial files / records as identified by Company ISO procedures.

· Evaluates and selects suppliers and subcontractors for major materials, engineered equipment and fabrication services in conjunction with VPI Supply Management and Global Supply Management.

· Responsible for coordinating shipping through VPI and BPI Logistics including utilizing Customer systems as well as resolving shipping issues such as Overages, shortages and Damage reports.

· Performs and / or assists in studies for economic / technical optimization of our products within the confines of the Contract.

· Organizes and facilitates weekly project team meetings and the issuance of the minutes.

· Coordinates development of the Erection manuals per applicable Company ISO procedures.

· Coordinates all project related field activities through completion of commissioning and all punch list activities to include interface with VPI site construction and commissioning Technical Advisors and Customer / Contractor site management, and negotiation / cost control of field related extra work orders.

· Coordinates the resolution and final disposition of NCR’s (Non Conformance Reports) and site RFI’s (Request For Information). Supports Buyers and Subcontract Managers in resolution of SDR’s (Supplier Deviation Requests).

· Responsible for complete project closeout and handoff to Warranty.

· Sharing of information with Project Team. Provides coaching and mentoring to project team members to develop a well-functioning team environment.

· Participates on or manages internal teams as assigned for process/continuous improvement.

· Provides pre-sales support to the Sales and Marketing group on an as needed basis.



· Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering. MBA preferred. Five (5) years’ experience managing complex large ($5 to $60 million) projects as a project or general manager, with total project accountability. International project management experience desired.

· Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Multi-lingual skills very desirable.

· Must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work in a matrix team environment.

· Must exhibit an understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and general engineering principles as they apply to the equipment manufactured or supplied by company.

· Must exhibit a knowledge and understanding of contracts (legal and financial aspects), cost control and scheduling.

· Must be organized; thorough; able to process, absorb and transfer information expediently; and be able to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.

· Requires competency in MSEXCEL, WORD and other relevant software.

· Must have a valid passport and be willing to travel both domestically and international.


This business unit specializes in Valves and Actuators and as such, candidates must have at least similar product experience (Valves, Actuators, Automation, Controls, Pumps, etc). The target markets are water / wastewater, O&G, transmission, compression, etc.

This position plans and directs the engineering operations from design engineering to application engineering product line. Provides technical guidance and ensures sound engineering procedures and effective use of facilities.

• Plan and direct the work of a highly skilled engineering team, placing priority on current sales order needs and research and development.

• Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.

• Direct overall product development from concept to testing and full production to market entry. Monitor progress of projects; lead engineers to ensure development is on schedule and within budgetary guidelines.

• With input from sales, analyze technology, resource needs, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

• Work with management, Operations, and Marketing to discuss project specifications or procedures.

• Provide technical support to Sales, Marketing, and Operations regarding new valves and repairs.

• Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for engineering and technical work.

• Assist Quality with 3rd party product certifications and inspections. Assist with internal quality audits.

• Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

• Prepare engineering drawings, bill of materials (BOMs), plans and specifications.

• Develop and maintain product sizing tools and software.

• Provide miscellaneous engineering solutions or reference documents.

• Write procedures to test products, perform test and report test results.

• Provide technical assistance for channel partners and customers.

• Serve as liaison between organizations in matters related to engineering issues.



Education and Work Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering required

• Five (5) years or more of experience in increasingly complex supervisory positions.



• Knowledge of relief valve engineering standards and design codes, including designing and manufacturing

• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering project management

• Skilled in operating and utilizing of computer assisted design (CAD) and other software applications

• Skilled in reading, interpreting and evaluating technical drawings and schematics

• Skilled in preparing and checking engineering designs

• Skilled in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems

• Adaptability with new tools of designing, planning, scheduling of engineering projects


The Quality Manager will plan, direct, and execute efforts to assure that the quality of product delivered to customers meets or exceeds expectations. The Quality Manager will also have responsibility over Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions within the business unit, including the maintenance and improvement of the company’s quality management system, processes, certifications, continuous improvement initiatives, and driving and supporting actions needed to accomplish department and business goals.




· Support the proposals process by reviewing project scope and associated specifications to identify special manufacturing or quality requirements and assist in the documentation, and communication of quality-specific exceptions and technical clarifications. Develop estimates for Quality Support man-hours, subcontract inspection services and cost.

· Plan, identify and assign the necessary resources to accomplish all project specific quality activities. Document and update project quality support schedules and assess the department’s resource capacity to complete assigned work.

· Manage and assist in the Quality Surveillance and inspection activities needed to support project execution using Quality Staff or Third-Party Inspection services. Ensure associated cost is within defined budget and limitations and when circumstances allow, initiate actions to reduce costs while maintaining the integrity of the Quality Surveillance program.

· Coordinate and assist in the development of project specific Quality Plans, inspection checklists, and documentation requirements for suppliers of fabrications, raw materials and equipment utilized in projects.

· Manage the process to control nonconformances and lead the root-cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions on critical nonconformances. Work closely with Engineering, Procurement, and Project Management in the resolution and close out of nonconformances. Track, measure and report the results of this process and identify trends requiring attention.

· Support the Supplier qualification process to determine the adequacy of suppliers to fulfill our requirements by auditing their quality management systems and assessing their fabrication capabilities. Monitor the performance of active suppliers and provide feedback and recommendation to supply chain in the determination of the supplier status or the need for re-evaluation.

· Support the company’s Quality Management System and documentation and assist in the attainment of the company’s ISO 9001 certification. Manage the company’s internal audit program including documentation of audit results, documentation of non-conformities and necessary corrective actions. Support in the creation and revision of procedures and work instructions as needed.

· Facilitate and lead improvement initiatives within the department and across other functional areas. Track and report on the status and results of continuous improvement actions.

· Coordinate and prioritize the execution of work of direct reports. Document and report the status of activities performed by the team and assist with resolution of issues or escalate as necessary. Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.



  • Ability to manage professional personnel and subcontracted inspection services.
  • Ability to function in a Team environment and establish strong working relationships with customer representatives as well as suppliers
  • Ability to generate professional reports.
  • Able to prepare for and host Audits (ISO, ASME/NB Joint Reviews, Clients).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Time Management Skills, ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to manage multiple efforts simultaneously and respond quickly to problems requiring immediate action.
  • Open mindset, problem solver, self-starter.
  • Able to work on a fast-paced environment and adaptable to changing priorities and business needs.
  • Computer literate: MS Office, Integrated business systems
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as required, in some cases with short notice.



  • 10 years of experience working in Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control positions.
  • 10 years of experience in structural, auxiliary equipment, boiler, and pressure vessel fabrication.
  • Knowledge of general steel fabrication practices.
  • Background in welding and inspection including Non-Destructive Test methods of MT, UT, and PT. Some experience with RT is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AWS standards, and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections I, V, VIII, and IX. B31.1, and B31.3
  • Experience Develop ASME Code Data Packages



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • AWS D1.1 Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) – preferred

ISO 9001 Internal Auditor / Lead Auditor training/certification – preferred



Position Summary:

Position Summary

The Director of Operations, Mechanical Services (MS) is the operations leader for the Mechanical Services offering. The Director of Operations is responsible for providing overall leadership to the service offering and driving achievement of business targets. The Director of Operations reports to the Vice President of Operations.


Essential Functions Statement(s):

  • Develop the Mechanical Services (MS) business modeling for achievement of short and long-term business success; implements model at both established and future MS operations locations.
  • Directly leads Mechanical Services (MS) operations locations and provides leadership to management personnel; coaches and mentors direct reports to facilitate positive change; recommends corrective action, including personnel change, if necessary.
  • Identifies high potential employees throughout the nation; fosters development of employees to support organizational growth.
  • Observes wide assortment of issues related to current and future business outlook including labor trends, competitor positioning, marketplace conditions, and customer behaviors; provides insight and feedback to senior leadership.
  • Drives all staff to complete all commercial, operational, and company reporting requirements by assigned date.
  • Develops sales strategy in alignment with strategic priorities within power market and untapped growth markets; communicates and leads team to achieve sales targets.
  • Assists senior leadership with corporate planning process for future resource loading including staff, equipment, and facilities; recommends off-cycle changes if required.
  • Manages business offering budget including personnel, equipment, tooling, and facilities.
  • Implements risk management practices for all facets of business including estimating, proposal management, and project execution.

Position Qualifications

  • Sound understanding of project controls and project risk management tools.
  • Sound knowledge of power generation market; technical knowledge of power plants and power equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing and negotiating with both plant and corporate utility personnel.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment; capable of adjusting priorities.
  • Experience leading salary and field personnel, both local and remote.

Education and Experience

  • Preferred B.S. in Construction Management or Engineering.
  • 7-10 years in field engineering, project management, or related experience.
  • Progressive growth in positions of increasing responsibility




The Continuous Improvement Manager plans, directs and coordinates all continuous improvement strategies and activities in a multi-plant manufacturing environment resulting in quantifiable results.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze Business Processes
    • Using various methods, identify opportunities for improvement, as well as losses
    • Establish root cause analysis; troubleshoot
    • Use Value Stream Mapping process throughout the plants
    • Establish 8D corrective action problem solving methodology across manufacturing locations
    • Audit Quality Management Systems
  • Develop Strategies
    • Develop short and long term strategies for the plants by incorporating Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen and similar concepts and practices
    • Facilitate progress and reduce costs via identifying and correcting workflow inefficiencies
    • Adopt and focus to a safety mindset approach regarding process design and ergonomics
    • Understand product design; assist product engineering with product standardization and new product introduction processes to ensure manufacturability
  • Lead Activities and Projects
    • Coordinate and lead key projects for improvement
    • Coordinate and oversee lean manufacturing /Kaizen events.
    • Monitor Progress
      • Establish measurable standards and targets at the start of a project and compare results
      • Provide frequent updates to management on progress of initiatives
      • Course-correct when necessary
      • Collaborate
  • Indirectly supervise teams, pilot programs, and collaborate with various stakeholders such as engineers, plant employees and operations managers
    • Integrate employee suggestion initiatives into product and process changes
    • Continuously refine knowledge of lean manufacturing
    • Express complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences
    • Teach, promote, train and coach to instill a culture of CI

Education and Experience

  • Required Education / Experience
    • BS Degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Maintenance or Electronics
    • 5+ years lean manufacturing/continuous improvement experience
    • Previous experience in developing and implementing lean manufacturing/ continuous improvement processes
    • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems
  • Preferred Education / Experience
    • LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work well with all levels of employees using fair and non-discriminating practices
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Good operational knowledge of PC applications. [Typically, Microsoft office suite]
  • Familiarity with SAP, JDE, Syteline or other business ERP systems
  • Statistical experience and the ability to extract and analyze data; Six sigma black belt qualification a plus
  • Ability to manage a diverse volume of work and prioritize initiatives
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capability
  • Ability to provide technical assistance in training and problem solving to production departments
  • Ability to work in manufacturing and plant physical environments
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


The Manufacturing Engineer & Quality Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating assigned functions and programs within the Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, and Maintenance Departments, to include design, investigation, inspection, and project management services and activities. 



  • Support plant objectives and goals in terms of safety, quality, delivery, and cost reduction through continuous improvement of the plant manufacturing processes.
  • Develop and deliver multi-year maintenance and engineering strategy to execute delivery on critical KPI’s.
  • Provide technical and strategic leadership to the plant and engineering teams, including both identification and prioritization of projects and routine tasks.
  • Responsible for capital planning and budget development for engineering activities.
  • Support production to reduce downtime with increased quality.
  • Identify and manage technical outside service providers and contractors (when applicable).
  • Support new product development process, ensuring the successful transfer of the technology from the R&D team to the manufacturing team, providing a consistent and repeatable production and purchasing process.  
  • Provide Maintenance and Engineering team engagement and associate development.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.



  • Must possess strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees
  • Must have strong computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Able to develop summary graphs, tables, pivot tables, and other reports using PowerPoint, Excel and Word. 
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Problems solving and data analysis skills (e.g. A3, 8D, etc.).
  • Strong Quality Systems knowledge, including:
    • PPAP, APQP, PFMEA and control plant
    • Error-proofing (Poka-yoke)
    • ISO or TS 16949 understanding
  • Strong engineering and process conformance knowledge and experience, including SWI (standard work), testing and audit processes, and engineering change management and support.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the use of standard mechanical and electrical instruments, functional gauges and test rigs.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of auditing processes.
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy.
  • Can effectively cope with change, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of manufacturing engineering/technical leadership experience.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, including assembly, fabrication, powder coat paint, and electrical testing.