Guardian

  • Project Manager

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2252
    Location
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit guardianglass.com for more information.

     

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com for more information.

     

    Responsibilities

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs more than 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products and the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.

    Guardian is seeking a Project Manager at its corporate office in Auburn Hills, MI. 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.

    Responsibilities & Expectations

    • 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.

    Candidates successfully aligned with Guardian’s C-PEP process will:

    • Ensure compliance and EHS performance are met.   Measure project EHS performance which includes, but is not limited to, selection and management of contractors and suppliers.
    • Apply the Decision Making Framework process to project requests in order to evaluate business goals and projects to capture those goals. Consider alternative goals, projects, and “zero options.”        
    • Clearly identify the Project Owner and Sponsor and ensure they are aligned with the project goals and Project Process.
    • Clearly capture agreed upon business goals and scope of work for each phase.
    • Engage a project team with the right virtue and talents consisting of Cross-functional Capabilities to the project to ensure alignment with and execution against the project goals and scope; and, ensure continuity.
    • Use project process appropriate to the size and scope for “phased” development, approval, and funding. This includes:
      • Project Charter and Execution Plan appropriate to each phase and the project scope
      • Disciplined application of Gatekeeping and review of completion of phases and the readiness of the project for the next phase of development/execution and funding
      • Clear understanding and communication of project scope, performance expectations, and estimated cost range and risks appropriate to the current project phase
    • Perform disciplined “Front End Loading” (FEL) prior to full funding to develop engineering and business documents and studies appropriate to the Scope of Work – this includes:
    • FEL appropriate estimate
    • FEL appropriate schedule
    • Project Execution Plan appropriate to the work
    • Design and project deliverables appropriate to the project
    • Ensure funding is approved at the appropriate level prior to committing expenditures.
    • Assess risks of performance against the project goals (business goals, cost, schedule, operations, & compliance) and mitigate the risks with clear ownership and accountability.
    • Create a project “scorecard” that includes final output measures as well as input measures of project status and predictors of project success and assess after completion.
    • Provide accurate cost and execution control with a clear change management process.
    • Provide regular project status reporting and measurement of effectiveness to stakeholders.
    • Maintain project records and ensure appropriate project closure and records management.

     

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • 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 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.

     

    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at www.guardian.com.   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    For information on the expansion of Guardian's Science and Technology Center, please visit: https://www.guardianglass.com/AboutGuardian/Newsroom/News/WEB_071075

     

    For information on our foundational MBM Leadership philosophy, visit: https://www.charleskochinstitute.org/about-us/market-based-management/   

     

     

    Guardian Industries LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

     

     

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