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Project Manager

Company: Champion Technology Services, Inc.
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Position Overview

The Project Manager ensures successful completion of both company and client objectives at the project level. The main focus of the Project Manager is to lead engineers and technicians on projects to assure profitability, quality of design, development, installation and fulfillment of processes and systems utilized for project execution. The Project Manager will frequently collaborate with other management and personnel across all business units.

Primary Job Functions

  • Project Management/Delivery

    • Project ownership of applications/projects normally up to $1M ($4M annually).

    • Collaborates with management and estimation personnel to assure timely proposals and project assessments.

    • Collaborates with management to allocate resources at the project level. Responsible for procurement/vendor process (reviewing purchase orders, pricing and delivery schedules; approving vendor invoices).

    • Identifies and corrects any project delivery, resource and/or workforce deficiencies.

    • Responsible for project change management related to project scope, schedule and budget, including the negotiation of change orders with clients.

    • Responsible for employee time & expense approval on billable projects.

    • Facilitates internal and customer meetings to review and update project status.

    • Responsible for maintaining folder structure and on-going project documentation.

    • Responsible for project close-out and audits (Updated and accurate project documentation in both electronic and hard copy format).

    • Develops and maintains all project level communications and satisfaction levels.

    • Tracks, manages and is ultimately responsible for overall project delivery and profitability, quality and standards.

    • Leads the following project tasks:

    • Project Kickoff

    • System Design / Procurement (BOM)

    • Programming / Configuration

    • SAT / Commissioning

    • Close-out Documentation

      Secondary Job Functions

      • Perform corporate wide project reviews as required.

      • Perform estimation duties for assigned areas.

      • Assist in the development and implementation of project execution and project management methodologies.

      • Subject matter expert on company business system.

      • Ability to develop FRS, FAT and SAT documentation.

      • Maintains awareness of future opportunities at customer facilities and informs management.

      • Leads Project Teams on assigned projects.

      • Mentors and trains Automation Engineers on project execution methodologies.

        Key Competencies

        • Leadership

          • Builds rapport, mentors and manages effective teams and work groups.

          • Strong decision making skills, situational awareness and ability to perform under pressure.

          • Understands others and demonstrates cognitive and behavioral flexibility.(Emotional Intelligence)

          • Demonstrates and fosters maturity in judgment, ethics and integrity.

            • Functional

              • Business/Financial acumen.

              • Demonstrates effective organizational, time management and planning skills.

              • High level of conflict resolution skills and the willingness to make difficult decisions specific to technology or resource needs.

              • Possesses an appreciation of business demands (schedule, scope, budget and customer requirements).

              • Ability to analyze and evaluate work processes, work flow and budgets to maintain successful project delivery.

                • Foundational

                  • Demonstrates flexibility/adaptability in changing and challenging situations.

                  • Demonstrates a passion for the business and its success.

                  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication.

                  • Demonstrates a focus on customer service and attention to detail.

                  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous personal, peer and process improvement.

                  • Fosters positive energy, creativity and teamwork across all departments/locations with the goal of furthering the company values and mission.


                    • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of Automation or Controls related experience (Electrical, Computer, Chemical or other Engineering/Technical degree), or a minimum of 8 years of Automation or Controls related experience.

                    • Ability to secure PMP within 1 year of employment.

                    • Experience must include 3 years of project management, budget planning, and accountability responsibilities.

                    • Experience must include 3 years at an organization that delivers project and or services to external clients.

                    • Understanding of multiple automation system platforms, such as DCS, PLC, HMI, SCADA and other applicable systems.

                    • Broad understanding of all components involved in automation systems from end device to control room to enterprise level.

                    • Knowledge of multiple industry standards (ISA, NFPA, NEC).

                    • Proficient at reading and interpreting technical documentation (P&IDs, schematics, loop sheets, manuals, etc.)

                    • Valid driver's license.

                    • Reliable personal transportation with valid liability insurance.

                    • Fluent in verbal and written English.

                    • Available for after-hour, weekend and holidays.

                    • Available for overnight travel.

                    • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, walk and push, pull and lift 50+lbs for an extended period.


Keywords: Champion Technology Services, Inc., Lake Charles , Project Manager, Executive , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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