• Capital Project Manager

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2252
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
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    Who is Guardian Industries?


    When you are looking at a city’s skyline or the grilles on the latest cars and trucks, chances are you’re seeing our products. Through Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries company, we make high- performance, energy efficient glass for homes and buildings. SRG Global™, a Guardian Industries company, makes automotive trim products that define a vehicle’s DNA and help improve fuel efficiency. 

    And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people’s lives! To learn more, visit our website at  


    Guardian Industries is seeking you to become our next Capital Project Manager!


    A Day In The Life Typically Includes

    This position will work cross-functionally to help deliver on-time, on-budget projects with base plant reliability. This position offers the opportunity to join a team of individuals dedicated to excellence and safety across the globe.


    • Ensure projects are executed with deliberate application of all elements of Market Based Management which emphasizes alternatives development and economic thinking
    • Ensure projects are developed and executed with disciplined application of the Guardian C-PEP process including tight and effective scope/cost/schedule control and that key learnings are captured and incorporated in the process for future projects (see more detailed break out below).
    • Communication - Take the lead in representing projects to the Project Steering Team and/or Executive Steering Team, ensure appropriate metrics are developed and routinely communicated. This includes ensuring the Steering Team is connected to project progress and key risks, and is making timely decisions to support the project objectives.
    • Maintain clear project objectives, commercial bets and economic expectations that are aligned with Guardian’s vision and key strategies.
    • Ensure projects are appropriately staffed to meet objectives.
    • Ensure alignment of business, key stakeholders, and operating capabilities to achieve the on-time, on-budget projects with base plant reliability.
    • In alignment with the project team and Global EHS/Legal capabilities, ensure that the project has appropriate plans for permitting and that the permit plan fully integrates into the facility permitting strategies.
    • Perform disciplined “Front End Loading” (FEL) prior to full funding to develop engineering and business documents and studies appropriate to the Scope of Work

    What You Will Need?


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. MBA or Masters in Engineering/Project Management a plus.
    • Minimum of 15 years of Project Engineering and Project Management experienceExperience managing multiple construction contractors in brown field location
    • Strong financial acumen with analytical and economic thinking skills
    • Ability to provide senior level presentations and make business recommendations


    What Will Put You Ahead?

    • Previous experience with both large capital projects (>$100 MM) and small capital projects.
    • Experience in all phases of the FEL process
    • Familiarity with IPA, CII, and PMI


    What do we have to offer?


    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.








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