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Project Director

Company: DPS Group LLC
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

DPS Group is seeking a talented Project Director to support the delivery of ongoing capital projects in compliance with the established business needs for our pharmaceutical client in Kalamazoo, MI. Successful candidates will establish and manage multi-disciplinary teams of client representatives to ensure successful project delivery. Work will transition from hybrid to full time onsite, candidates can be based in Raleigh-Durham or Kalamazoo.


  • Support the establishment and management of a multi-disciplinary team of client representatives (Staff and Contract) for project delivery, with direct reports including:
    • Project Controls
    • Technical & Engineering Design
    • Construction
    • EHS
    • Sustainability (may report to engineering design lead, depending on project)
    • Quality
    • Document Control & Project Administration
    • Automation & IT (may report to technical lead, depending on project)
    • CQV (may report to technical lead, depending on project)
    • Support the delivery of the project in compliance with the established Business needs.
    • Place Quality, Compliance and EHS&S at the forefront of the requirements for successful project delivery.
    • Use best endeavors to support client's cost and schedule targets.
    • Establish robust, compliant & codified project controls procedures.
    • Support third party interfaces for the project including local and national agencies, authorities and service providers including the establishment of a communication process in this regard.
    • Support the establishment of a good working relationship with the partners and key providers in the best interest of the client.
    • Support the communication of the client's expectations to the management of key partner companies.
    • Support the application of the highest standards of ethics are applied to all client activities on the project.
    • Facilitate the project governance process.
    • Provide regular formal and informal updates to client senior management throughout the lifecycle of the project. Skills and Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
      • 15+ years of experience in Project Management covering all phases of project execution including design, construction, commissioning/verification, and operational readiness.
      • Must have experience with project delivery in the pharmaceutical or life science industries.
      • Proven team leader with a demonstrated ability to effectively implement business strategies and adept at working collaboratively within all levels of the organization.
      • Flexibility to travel to Raleigh, NC and Kalamazoo, MI.
      • Ability to provide legal US work authorization documents required. Will consider US domestic travelers and relocation.
        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • Continuous Learning -Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Shares expertise with others. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
        • Culture - Supports a culture of excellence. Contributes to a collaborative environment that rewards teamwork, mentorship, best-in-practice development, and pride in workmanship.
        • Customer Services - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
        • Planning and Organizing - Prioritizes and Plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Integrates changes smoothly, Sets goals and objectives. Works in an organized manner.
        • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.
        • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills. Adapts to new technologies. Keeps technical skills up to date. Troubleshoots technological problems. Uses technology to increase productivity.
        • Language Ability - Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Write routine reports and correspondence. Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.
        • Mathematical Ability - Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
        • Reasoning Ability - Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
          The Company
          DPS Group is a global EPCMV firm offering full-service solutions within the Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology) and Advanced Technology (semiconductor, data center, and solar) industries. DPS is dedicated to delivering successful projects with a 'client-first' mentality and personal touch across a range of market sectors: Project and Program Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Health and Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification, and Start-up.

          DPS Engineering Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. DPS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.


Keywords: DPS Group LLC, Kalamazoo , Project Director, Executive , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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