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Volvo Group Facility Project Manager in Hagerstown, Maryland

JOB SUMMARY

As Facility Project Manager, you will plan and implement the electrical and mechanical strategy for the plant, office, and all facility equipment and systems. Your responsibilities include developing specifications, preparing estimates of design and implementation costs, management of contractors and maintenance tradesmen, and forming criteria and performance specifications. You will be responsible for directing maintenance and repair work, managing capital projects and assist in ensuring the safety of occupants and building users.

ABOUT US

Volvo Group Real Estate (VGRE) is an integrated function in the Volvo Group, with strategic and operational responsibility for the Group’s properties and real estate assets as well as for facility management. We are responsible for the entire property lifecycle, from acquisition to divestment. We optimize the use and value of the Volvo Group's facilities, owned and leased. We act as a center of expertise, generating economies of skills and scale in the real estate area. The Volvo Group values are our guiding stars in everything we do, e.g. develop an attractive workplace for the Volvo Group’s employees worldwide.

We are approximately 350 employees supporting Volvo Group in 35 countries worldwide. Our property footprint consists of some 1000 sites, both leased and owned. We manage all types of properties: dealers, workshops, offices, warehouses, production facilities and more.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

The location of the position will be at the Volvo Group Trucks Powertrain Production facility in Hagerstown, MD. This role is subject to on call duties as required. Occasional travel will be required. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Core Responsibilities

  • Acts directly on behalf of the sponsor to realize the project’s business case and is the focal point for receiver needs

  • Leads the project team members, ensuring that the requirements of all project stages are met

  • Accountability for the full scope of the project, i.e end-to-end

  • Authority to take decisions in accordance with AB Volvo’s Authorization rules for the respective role

  • Facilitate stakeholders with the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables

  • Create pre-studies including profitability calculations

  • Responsible for the planning, registration and update of investment projects in the internal project system(s) (e.g. VGRE Project) and to Investment Board

  • Lead design process in order to secure Volvo Group core values, cost efficient solutions included

  • Responsible for informing or escalating in proper time if the project deviates from timeplan, cost frame, quality or in any other way that can risk the delivery of the project

  • Participate in selection of- and negotiations with suppliers in close cooperation with Volvo purchasing department

  • Manages property projects in order to secure cost, quality and time plan with close collaboration with Real Estate and GTO financial control groups

  • Actively follow up on progress and performance during the all design stages as well as construction phase, including deliveries of monthly Capex estimates

  • In cooperation with CAD Administrator to assure the quality of source documentation

  • Secure an efficient hand over of the project and documentation to responsible Property Manager and Facility Manager

  • Secure that all relevant project documentation is archived according to Volvo Group processes

  • Regularly provide Business Control with necessary data regarding actual progress and closing of project

  • Coordinate different construction requirements

  • Property projects coordination with local authorities and providers

  • Support in land and/or property acquisition

  • Cooperation and supervising the Design/ Construction consultants

  • Coordinate and managing all the approval processes (Planning Permit, Building Permit, Operational Permit etc.)

  • Cooperation and cross functional teamwork with Volvo purchasing department regarding the Design/ Construction Consultants and Contractors evaluation and selection

  • Supervising construction process

  • Prepare and manage the steering committee meeting(s)

  • Support in creating legal documents, approvals and maintenance instruction preparation

  • Manage all works in accordance to the Volvo Group processes

Property Project Manager acts on behalf of the sponsor and/or steering committee to:

  • Lead the project through its stages and acquire sponsor- and steering committee approval to proceed into the next stage

  • Initiate the project and agree on the project charter

  • Ensure clarity of and communicate project roles and responsibilities

  • Carrying out risk assessment

  • Regularly reports to the stakeholders the project progress

  • Ensure that project decision-making processes are robust

  • Obtain appropriate authorization for any changes in project scope

  • Develop the project plan and own the plan-do-review process

  • Execute the plan through sign-off, ensuring effective business participation through other roles

  • Review the project and communicate the lessons learned

  • Compile white books after completed project

  • Manage the handover process and close the project

  • Cost follow-up and report in cooperation with Business Control

Required Competencies

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment

  • Fluent in verbal and written English

  • Effective verbal, written communication skills and relationship building skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills

  • Ability to work with various departments and foster teamwork

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Gather and analyze information skillfully

  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in dealing with daily assumptions

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge skills and abilities.

Experience Required

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience within construction/building industry (working for a general contractor/construction management or technical consultant companies etc.), performing medium to larger scale projects

  • Knowledge of leases, contracts and construction practices

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization

  • Ability to work in a team environment, manage multiple clients, and provide consultative skills throughout the process

  • Ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong sense of urgency

Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Finance contributes to realizing the vision of the Volvo Group by developing and providing a wide range of expert services from financial planning to accounting, business controlling, M&As, real estate services, financial reporting and investor relations. With Volvo Group Finance you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Auto req ID

109188BR

Entity

Group Finance

State/Province

Maryland

City/Town

Hagerstown

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional Travel

Last application date

26-Feb-2021

Functional Area

Real Estate

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran

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